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The Wannabe Writer.

When we founded Leaf by Leaf Press I had plenty of time to write but since then I’ve managed to construct a huge scaffold of excuses. I got a full time job, (which I like), a four hour train commute, … Continue reading

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A Perfect Sequel?

Hi there readers. I’ve received an email telling me how much one of you enjoyed ‘A Perfect Alibi’ and that you were eagerly awaiting the sequel. Well, I’m sorry, but there will be quite a wait. The sequel consists of … Continue reading

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Sequel on its way.

For anyone who has read and enjoyed my novel ‘A Perfect Alibi’ I am able to announce that a sequel is on its way. This one begins with a definite murder rather than an unexplained corpse. As usual I am … Continue reading

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Dither and Delay Tactics III (July)

I have made some big decisions about my work. I have imposed some order on my short stories, rewritten Chloe’s Story and I have begun to actually, sequentially and properly write a fantasy novel for which I have been creating … Continue reading

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Dither and Delay Tactic II

I have competed the rewrite of the YA novel. It is now being ‘re-examined’ and I am nervous. if it hasn’t significantly overcome the first editorial list of shortcomings I am tempted to put it back in the drawer. In … Continue reading

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D&DT I

I simply must complete the rewrite, a la editorial comment, to the novel housed in the black laptop whose blank screen reflects the doorway to my desk. But I am already engaged in DDT – dither & delay tactics.  I … Continue reading

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We couldn’t stop talking.

Last week I went to give a talk to the Gobowen Mothers’ Union about the launch of my book –  It’s Not a Boy! The meeting was well attended and we shared memories of our childhood and mused at how … Continue reading

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A Perfect Alibi

A few years ago I led a Creative Writing Group for Age UK (It was then ‘Help the Aged’) in Shrewsbury. The talented members of that group became good friends and we published two anthologies of our work. Unfortunately we … Continue reading

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First Post

Welcome to the Leaf by Leaf Press blog. So who, what, when and why is Leaf by Leaf Press? Who? The founding members of Leaf by Leaf are Ron, Vicky, Wendy, Gwen, Kirstie and John (me). All long time members … Continue reading

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