Just do it!

“I’ll always regret never having done anything with my life,” said Mum as we walked across the park.  It was nearly 30 years ago but I’ll never forget our conversation.  It had been lightly snowing and we were wrapped up, walking arm in arm, taking a stroll after Sunday lunch. “You don’t realise,” she said. ... Continue Reading →

Shortlisted for poetry competition

I received a lovely email this morning from Olive O'Brien from Creative Writing Ink to say that my poem had been shortlisted for their monthly competition. This is the first poetry competition I've entered so I was thrilled to receive the news.  I wrote the poem after spending the afternoon with my father who was... Continue Reading →

Bear comes home for Christmas

When a little boy loses his favourite toy on Christmas Eve, Peggy and Archie come to the rescue.  This is my third book in the 'Peggylicious' series of children's books which sees the beautiful Cocker Spaniel, Peggy and her best friend, a Tibetan Terrier called Archie find the lost teddy bear, giving Spencer a very... Continue Reading →

Lost in the Woods

A beautifully illustrated children's book which teaches children to always tell their parents where they are going.  My second book in the 'Peggylicious' series sees sees Cocker Spaniel, Peggy and Tibetian Terrier, Archie save the day when a group of children go off into the woods on an adventure and get lost.  The book is... Continue Reading →

A little flash just for you

It was a night to remember, Smokey Joe's was full to the rafters, the wine was flowing, the atmosphere was relaxed, the press photographers were poised.... it was the launch of the 2017 Cheltenham Poetry Festival! D.D. Johnston and Tyler Keevil, authors and senior tutors at the University of Gloucestershire kicked off the event with readings... Continue Reading →

My first year at Uni

In September 2016 I decided to go to University.  Just like that.  I woke up and decided my life needed new direction, my brain needed stimulation - I needed a change.  I'd been working as a freelance copywriter and supporting businesses with marketing communications for more than 20 years and the view from my kitchen... Continue Reading →

It’s a Cotswold Life!

It was a real thrill to read an article about my Peggylicious children's books and the adventures of Peggy and Archie in Cotswold Life on page 18.   Cotswold Life's November issue was all about Pets and had some great stories in the Cotswold Gallery.  I particularly loved the photo of Rowenna Hill's Cocker Saphie on Page 93... Continue Reading →


Peggylicious is my real passion.  I developed the Peggylicious brand of children's books back in 2011 when I published 'Coming Home',  the first book in the series.  The books are about two dogs who help children in trouble.  Of course the main character is my own lovely Peggy who meets up with Archie, a Tibetan... Continue Reading →

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