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Meeting My Main Character Blog Hop

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Many thanks to fellow ChocLiteer, Laura James for inviting me to take part in the ‘Meeting My Main Character’ blog hop. Laura introduced us to Victoria Noble, the heroine of her forthcoming novel, Follow Me, Follow You. You can meet Laura and Victoria here, but you’ll have to wait until September when Laura’s latest novel is published to find out if Victoria achieves her goal!

My latest novel, Follow a Star, is out soon. As much as I love Bill, the book’s hero, it is, after all, my heroine’s journey, so this is a bit about her.

What is the name of the main character? Is she real or fictitious?
Her name’s May Starling and like all my characters when I’m writing about them, she feels real to me.

When and where is the story set?
It’s set in the present and begins in a vintage wooden boat leaving Portsmouth Harbour bound for sleepy seaside town, Little Spitmarsh, the location for my d├ębut novel, Turning the Tide

What should we know about May?
May’s had enough. She’s set fire to a couple of…

The Fullness of Time

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Some of you may remember this. It’s just over a year now since what I thought was a teeny, harmless patch of eczema turned out to be a basal cell carcinoma. I’d neglected to take it seriously for so long that quite a chunk had to be removed from my arm. At the time, I wasn’t in the least bit worried about the scar, I was simply very grateful to the consultant for his prompt treatment, but for anyone who might still be reluctant to visit their GP for fear of what the consequences might be, let me also show you this.


Nope, there’s not much to see at all, and that small scar just reminds me – as if I need it – to be careful in the sun.
Blog time has got away from me this year for various reasons, some of which have been outlined in previous posts. Tom’s had some ups and downs following his fall from his bike after his charity ride as it’s become clear he’s done a bit more damage than we first thought, but hopefully he’ll be sorted soon. In better news, it was an incredibly proud mom…