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Chasing words

Walking, working, chasing some words. Away from the house and the phone and computer. Snowdrops bloom in clusters and clumps in the garden.  The hut circle shapes stand out on the headland where the grass is close cropped by rabbits … Continue reading

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Welsh Books Council World Book Day Lecture.

  Please find attached to this posting an invitation to the Welsh Books Council World Book  Day Lecture. I will be talking about 30 years of working in the publishing industry, how I started in my career and what I … Continue reading

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In the mirror.

From The Wild Swans, to be pub 2015. She sat Eliza, draped in a great towel, down in front of a large mirror, and began her work. First her hair. The queen took out her own comb and ran it … Continue reading

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Fighting talk.

Saturday morning, waking early to walk dogs because I have to go to Cardiff. Lying in bed thinking, 3 minutes. A 6 hour car journey to speak for 3 minutes. So much work to do. I need to stay home … Continue reading

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National Libraries Day

To celebrate National Libraries Day I am going to Cardiff to add my one small voice to the protest against library closures and reduction in service. At 12 noon I will be at The Hayes, outside the library, rain, snow … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Hours.

It was a casual conversation with Nicola Davies that started it. I was saying how I had always wanted to spend time learning how to sculpt but that the relentless treadmill of publishing didn’t allow for time for self development. Nic said … Continue reading

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A question

  I have a new book coming out with Graffeg soon. It is a narrative non-fiction story about a peregrine and the relationship of this bird with a woman who rehabilitates the bird and sends it back into the wild. … Continue reading

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Dark desk

So much to do, means working late, although I still had time to take Ivy out walking, up the hill and down the beach. The last few days have involved doing battle with a double paged spread. Third time lucky-ish, … Continue reading

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Inside. Outside.

Today. Walked dogs. Finished swans, watched by creatures. Eleven. With crowns. Outside Pembrokeshire is looking so beautiful. I need to stay inside to paint. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with … Continue reading

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Walking with the White Cat: Pawprints

We woke to a morning of frosted grass and blue sky. With too much to do and deadlines looming the weather was too good to waste so we called Ffion to see if she and the Eelhound wanted to walk … Continue reading

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