I'm absolutely delighted - I would go as far as to say ecstatic! - to say Second Best (my 6th novel) has been accepted for publication by Robert Hale Ltd.

For someone who has spent her whole writing life believing every acceptance is a fluke and may well be the last, I am thrilled to bits each time I am proved wrong. I love writing fiction and I would do it even if I wasn't getting published, but seeing my work in print is amazing and hearing from readers who have enjoyed my books really is the icing on the cake.

Changing the subject completely, I was invited along to a 'most haunted' type of experience which was arranged by the Daily Echo to tie in with Halloween. My great friend - and psychic - Robert Broadhurst-Brown took me with him to Scaplen's Court in Poole with various reporters, staff and a cameraman. I'm not a sceptic at all, but had no idea what I was looking for, so to see various orbs and once a tall and vaguely intimidating shadow as we stood or sat in the dark was an experience I wouldn't have missed. To check out the write-up and a short video take a look on the Bournemouth Echo website for 'Fright for sore eyes.' A link to Robert's website can be found on my website under links.