Monthly Archives: November 2011

blog 27: In which I tell a tale of J. D. Salinger, the Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands, unrequited love and the redemptive power of stories.

“Seymour once said that all we do our whole lives is go from one little piece of Holy Ground to the next. Is he never wrong?” (Seymour: an Introduction, JD Salinger) I guess everyone has an ‘unrequited love’ story buried … Continue reading

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blog 26: In which I suggest ten sure-fire ways to cope with a bad review.

In my writing career I have been blessed with many lovely reviews of my books for which I am eternally grateful. But like any author I have also received some absolute shockers. Eg: “Stupid. Pathetic. Plotless. Stupid. Pathetic. Plotless. Stupid. … Continue reading

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