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The Dead Next Door

From I was nine to nineteen, I lived on the wooden half of a former island studded with ancient burial mounds. It’s not hard to see why the place has always been inhabited: the soil is rich, there was game … Continue reading

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The Worst Guy…

I am quickly approaching 40, falling by every definition into the spinster category: unmarried, unwooed and with my very own cat collection (albeit a small one, counting only two). What does not appear in this picture however, is that I … Continue reading

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All That Lovely Yarn

First, let it be known that I am not a knitter. I am hopeless at any craft involving fabrics, sticks or needles. I do, however, appreciate a good yarn. Literary yarn that is. Which is why I have zero patience … Continue reading

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Some Very Good Reasons to Love Anne Boleyn

I was first fascinated by Tudor history as a teen, after a chance encounter with a book at the library. I’d heard about the King with all the wives, of course, but never really given it much thought before I … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

When I wrote “Sugar Dragon”, my yet-to-be-published novel, I did a lot of research on abandoned houses. Nothing tickles the imagination quite like it: the old house with furniture and personal keepsakes intact. When I was a kid, we used … Continue reading

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