MY LOVELY BOY book cover
WOW, 3 x 5* reviews already for my new release book out for Halloween
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Oh, this is different, VERY different to my other books; even though I am a multi-genre author. I have always wanted to write a psychological thriller, and after this one, I think I will write more. Writing twists and turns, using hints and deceit; it’s so exciting to write.
MY LOVELY BOY is dark, sinister, psychological and comes with a warning as it does contain scenes which some people may find upsetting.
‘Phoebe first meets her Great Auntie Val at her 19th birthday party.
The family are thrilled to have a new family member.
Then Phoebe meets Paul whom his mother calls ‘My Lovely Boy’
Life will never be the same again…’
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I have just completed my first poll to see how people feel about certain things.
On this occasion, I asked this question:
If you are feeling ‘really’ bad about something in your life that affects YOU negatively’ (physically or emotionally) and someone says ‘It could be worse’ or ‘others suffer more’ does this:
B Not help?
C something else?
71 people (63 females/8 males) responded through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and here are the results: …….Continue reading ‘It could be worse’ poll, invalidation, and the results!…
Since finally accepting my mum’s downward curve, mentally, and a few other stressful things, I decided to make a new start for myself. I wasn’t sure what, but new anyway.
I haven’t rushed. I decided to have a little holiday, at home. Time off from the usual. No counselling; nothing. And it has been amazing. I have got up when I wanted, without worrying about what I SHOULD be doing. I’ve cleaned my windows, had another clear out, cleaned my fish tank out, watched documentaries, been creative, watched films, and more than anything I have been mindful.
I had to keep pushing away the ‘coulds’ and ‘shoulds’ but on the whole, I have been mindful. I’ve eaten tasty, nutritious things, been looking after myself, thinking about what ‘I’ want to do rather than what anyone else might want me to do. And I have done things in a very relaxed way with no time schedule.
I even got to the swimming pool today. It’s so hot, I thought I could cool off, but it had just been closed due to chlorine issues, so I had a Jacuzzi and steam instead and got even hotter LOL!
Things I have had to do, like sorting more important stuff out, I have done without stress. I have driven more slowly …….Continue reading A bit of time off, a holiday, mindfulness, relaxation, getting stuff done – can I inspire you?…
I popped in on mum and dad the other day. Mum, increasingly, thinks it’s a long time since she saw me. That makes me very sad. And, although she has always had lots of mood swings, her moods are changing much more differently now, as we also have a lot of tears in the mix now.
On this occasion, when I knocked at the door, dad said that mum thought it would be me. This is something that has happened on many occasions as we have been very close in intuition, mum and I. She was so glad to be right and was happy to see me, but didn’t look great in herself. When she said she hadn’t seen me for ages yet again, (I see them both regularly every or every other week) dad and I reminded her that I had been to dinner last week with my boy, Titus, she couldn’t remember 🙁 She had such a lovely time with Titus too – he is a great therapy cat!
She then went and sat down amidst a conversation I was having with her and dad, and got in a terrible mood. Her not being able to remember is frustrating to all. Now I am used to this kind of thing all my life, but this was different. Mum now has dementia and although I didn’t want to acknowledge it last year when all the problems occurred around her fall down the stairs (her lithium levels being sky rocketing high so we found out), I guess I have to. Every week I see her, she is up and down, sometimes very lucid and chatty, but mainly going down.
She recovered from terrible injuries. After a lot of awful times when she was in a care home, and battles, she finally …….Continue reading The D word ‘Dementia’ (Vascular) and mum…