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Having delivered my latest book to my editor, I have been out and about, enjoying seeing friends and catching up with what is going on in the world. In the last week I have enjoyed afternoon tea with an old friend, been to the theatre to watch a brilliant performance of Mary Poppins, been out to dinner, and taken my grandchildren to the cinema to watch Goosebumps (great fun!) It’s been a lovely break but now I am itching to get back to work.

I imagine most writers feel the same as I do when they are not writing – a bit lost and at sea. Writing not only fulfils a deep need in me but it gives structure to my days. Oh, I love having a break and know that I need to take time out away from the keyboard, but getting back to work is never a chore but a pleasure. I can’t wait to set off on a new journey and watch my characters come to life.

I am planning to write a three-book mini series next, set in the Yorkshire Dales, and I am looking forward to getting to know the area. I shall probably drive over there and spend a couple of days soaking up the atmosphere so that when I  settle down to write the books they will have a truly authentic feel to them. Then there is the medical research that will need doing and I am really looking forward to that. Each and every step along the way is exciting even after writing so many books. And the end result, actually seeing my book in print, will be the icing on the cake!

Next month I have a new book out, one that is set further afield than Yorkshire. The Greek Doctor’s Secret Son is set on a tiny idyllic Greek island. I have ben lucky enough to visit Greece on several occasions and love the culture there as well as the people who are so welcoming and hospitable. I do hope I have managed to get that across in my book. Here’s the cover.

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