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From a five-star review of my recent book, The Narwhallama: “A fast paced story with one surprise after another. A fine mystery. Characters were kind and brave and selfish and cruel and surprising! I loved this story.”

From the readers’ comments on my Write Practice Spring Contest-winning short story, The Porthole: “a well deserved winner. Your imagination should be tapped for originality;” “The shifts and turns in your story is intriguing, again well deserved- fantastic story!”

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It was so beautiful and calm down by the Duddon Estuary on this evening's daily exercise. A great place to clear the head and appreciate for a few moments all the nature which is still going on around us #cumbria #stormhour


A large block of permafrost topples into the ocean on the thawing Arctic coast of Alaska at the edge of the Beaufort Sea. The decline in sea ice is exposing coasts to high energy wave action during winter storms. Photo: U.S. Geological Survey

The reunion of the Unrhymeable Word Club looked different this year. #Orange easily found his mates Purple and Month, but there seemed to be more new faces than ever.

He approached a young word in a trendy font. 'What's your name?'

She gave him a withering look. 'Obvs.'

Jacqueline Wilson has come out as a lesbian, and her 111th book - Love Frankie - is a lesbian romance “in which tomboy Frankie falls for Sally, the prettiest girl in her class.” 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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