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The Questions…


Now I hope I’ve understood this correctly… I just came across a really interesting blog  classicsandcraziness  and a series of questions people could use to introduce themselves. The idea is to tag the last person who answered the questions, and then answer them yourself…. I think.  So here’s my version:    THE QUESTIONS Appearances!  Name: Elaine Jackson […]

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We’re up and Running – ‘Minding Mama’ Trailer goes live on Kickstarter!


The trailer is finished – and our campaign to crowdfund production of  Issue 1 of our comic book series is now live!  There’s no denying it’s been a long haul – fitting in the creation of a four-minute, part-live action trailer around busy workaday lives has been a constant challenge for everyone on our team, […]

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Indie Comics – to bravely go….


… Or to go bravely to!  Indie Comics are uncharted territory for this author.  So why would I leave my comfort zone (long-form novels) and venture into the unknown?  The answer is pretty simple: I wanted to see this particular story visualized in glorious colour. Preferably, with moving characters – animation or even (the holy grail […]

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A Tale of One Duckling…


After Thursday’s Road Rage incident, it was nice to see a retweeted post this morning showing some kind people in the US of A rescuing a mummy duck’s babies after they fell down a drain. Went some way to restoring my (slightly dented) faith in humanity! It reminded me, too, that my husband and I […]

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Road Rage


 I haven’t been on the receiving end of ‘road rage’ for a very long time (thankfully), and I had forgotten just how upsetting it can be!  But yesterday afternoon, I had a reminder of just how unreasonable other drivers can be… My sister had picked me up from a medical appointment in Aldershot (which almost […]

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An open letter to WASPI


You may recall that I posted once before about WASPI and their campaign to seek some kind of compensation for women born in the 1950’s whose SPA (State Pension Age) was raised from 60 to as much as 66 but who were not informed until it was too late to do anything to cover those extra […]

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“Times, they are a-changin’…”


(do) today’s children simply prefer to play in a virtual world rather than the real one? And is the world really any more dangerous than it was when people of my generation were growing up?

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WASPI WOMEN & THE SPA – THE DEBATE RAGES ON


I have been following (and sometimes participating in) this ongoing debate on social media for a while now.  As with all conversations on social media, it becomes fractious from time to time, and it is a sad fact that many people (not just women) do not understand what many women who were born in the […]

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On Creating a Book Trailer…


As I write this, my good friend Susan Turner of http://www.elephantinscarlet.co.uk is close to the final edit on the crowdfunding trailer for my graphic novel, ‘Minding Mama’. Here’s the lovely Kate Davies-Speak as Mama, lead character in my post-apocalyptic tale of life on Earth after decades of intense solar flare activity has severely damaged the ozone […]

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Are you a WASPI woman? Do you know what it means?


I very rarely (make that almost never) post about anything political.  I see it all going on around me on social media – tweets, Facebook posts, and the like, and I hold my virtual tongue, because (a) I don’t consider myself that well informed and (b) rightly or wrongly feel that I don’t have time […]