Sunday, 3 September 2017

Every Picture Tells a Story...

                     Remember these?

Fab David Young illustrations of some of the stories from Broome Park Prefab Village

Where it all Began...

When I think about it, my enjoyment of series of books and short story series began even before I could read. I’m sure I remember Mum or Dad reading me those little strip books about Mary Mouse by Enid Blyton. Then, when I could read I always wanted more books about the same place or the same character. Famous Five, Secret Seven and all the other Enid Blyton series. Malcolm Saville’s Jillies and Lone Piners series, The Chalet School and many more.

Then it was on to Agatha Christie, Patricia Wentworth, Barbara Taylor Bradford, D.E. Stevenson, and Rosamunde Pilcher to name but a few.

My Kindle downloads show how much I still love series of books, short stories and novellas because, since the advent of e-books, I’ve found many ‘newer’ authors who’ve become well-known for writing series: Emily Harvale, Holly Hepburn, Cathy Bramley, Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, Jo Bartlett, Sharon Booth…the list goes on and on.

So, yes, my love of series began ‘way back when’ and I suppose it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the books, novellas and short stories I write the most of are…

Yes, they are series.

Do you like reading or writing series? What are some of your favourites? 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Fun, Friendship and Romance...

Find all of that and more in these books - all set in glorious places with characters to fall in love with.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Tim 'n' Ted in Autumn

Poor Neglected Blog!

I can't believe how long it is since I posted anything here. Time flies when I'm busy writing. Hmm, make that trying to be busy writing. Walking Tim 'n'Ted and, as more often than not, drying their thick coats after a walk eats into writing time along with other everyday things "wot" need seeing to.

I haven't much writing news yet but exciting things will be happening soon and I'm hoping to bring some friends' writing news as well.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Thursday, 24 April 2014

"Friendly" NEWS!

My favourite magazine - "The People's Friend has a brand new website. You can make comments and get answers on some of the posts. Do go and have a look round - but make a cuppa first; there's a lot to see:
Remember the "Friend" has a Facebook Page, too. Another place to chat!

And my own news: My latest Pocket Novel is out today. Isn't it a pretty cover?

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Season's Greetings

This gorgeous David Young Artwork painting illustrated "Silver Bells" -  my Broome Park Prefab Village story in People's Friend Special # 81. I'm sharing it with anyone who still visits my blog to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

I can't believe how long it is since I posted. I've been busy writing and have been really chuffed to have had quite a lot of stories in The People's Friend.

My other excuse (apart from writing) is that we've had quite a lot of work done on the house.
Yay! The house up the hill is so warm and cosy now we have double-glazing.
The kitchen also had a face-lift - new boiler, new units and a new cooker. It all seemed to take ages -heck, it DID take ages but, apart from a bit of interior plastering, it's done.

A couple of days R&R now and then it'll be back to writing.
I'm looking forward to hearing lots of success stories from my writing mates in 2014 and for non-writing friends, success and happiness in whatever you do.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

More Prefab-ulous News!!

I was more than a little bit chuffed when Shirley Blair, my lovely editor at People’s Friend, said she was going to do a blog piece about David Young - the artist who illustrates my Broome Park prefab village stories.

This is the latest painting. Isn’t it great! It illustrated my latest story "Lost And Found" which is in "The People's Friend" Special No. 72, on sale now.

And here’s a snippet from the ‘Friend’s’ blog. But do go and read the whole thing for yourselves! Visit The People's Friend Facebook page, too, for lots of friendly chat.

“Readers almost feel they know the families of Broome Park prefab village as well as they know their own neighbours, and it's thanks to the combined creative talents of Pat Posner and David Young...

So we asked David how he goes about transferring Pat's lively characters on to canvas.”

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Prefab-ulous Post and Happy News Year

No, the 'Happy NewS Year isn't a mistake. I'd like to wish all my blog readers (if you haven't all deserted me because it's been soo long since I posted) a Happy New Year and to tell you my news.

The above artwork is painted by David Young, the fantastic illustrator who has illustrated all my People's Friend's stories which are set in my imaginary prefab village. The one above illustrated "The Lucky Sixpence"  in the issue dated January 12th 2013.

There'll be another story about the folk in Broome Park prefab village in February (it's a Valentine's Day story). I'll post the illustration for that one nearer the time.

There's a lovely short video about people who still live in prefabs and, sadly, a lot of them are losing their lovely homes. You can see the video and read all about it here:

The People's Friend Facebook page is a great place to visit for a chatter and to find out what's happening in the magazine and to readers, writers and illustrators as well. The NEWS part is, there are new friends joining every day. So, what are you waiting for?   Come and join in:

People's Friend website and blog is newsy, too, and you get a sneak peek of the next issue every Tuesday.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

My Fifteen Minutes of ("Friend") Fame

I had a lovely surprise yesterday when my People’s Friend editor emailed to say they’d like to do a little interview with me for the “Friend’s” blog. 
“What do you say?” she asked.
Well, of course, I was mightily chuffed and said, "Yes, please".
Then I promptly wrote ‘way too long’ answers to her questions.
(Yes, *sigh* I sometimes rabbit on too much in some of the stories I send for the Friend, too. So she was probably expecting me to do that. Sorry, Shirley!)

I mean, I even mentioned Tim ‘n’ Ted, our rough collies a few times!
But I do a lot of writing in my head and talking to my characters when I’m walking them through the woods so mentioning Tim ‘n’ Ted was kind of writing related! Howsumever, there wasn’t room for them to join me in my “Fifteen Minutes of Fame!”

Anyway, the end result is now on the “Friend’s” blog and I’m like a dog with two tails!  Do pop over and have a look at it:

And don’t forget to visit the Friend’s Fantastically Friendly Facebook Page:
You can chat to writers, readers and the editors. There’s some exciting news there and the editors provide virtual cake so we can all celebrate together.

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Yes, it's Good “Friend” News Week!

I know from the comments on my blog posts, and letters in the The People’s Friend itself, how readers like to chat about the magazine and the stories.

Well, the good, exciting, lovely news is:

The “Friend” has given you a NEW PLACE to do just that. So come on over and chat to other readers, to writers and to the friendly “Friend” editors.

The webpage has had a face-lift, too. Every week, you can have a sneak-peek inside the current issue and read snippets of other news, too!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Another Fabulous Illustration

This is the painting that illustrated my story (the second one set in the 1950s about the people who live in prefab village somewhere 'oop north') in The People's Friend Diamond Jubilee Issue.

I know! I'm 3 months late in posting it. It took me a long time to get used to finding things on my new computer.

I've just seen a sneaky preview of the painting for another story about the prefab folk. David Young  is so fantastic at capturing my characters and the atmosphere and the 1950s. I can't wait to show you this one, but I'll have to wait until the issue with that story in is out.

Meanwhile, I've a story in The People's Friend Fiction Special 63. Out now.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Look! Two Awards...

Thank you, Teresa @ for these fabulous, lovely awards.

I have to 'pay' for the Fabulous Blog Ribbon by telling five fabulous things about my life. 

So... Family. That, of course includes Tim and Ted our fabulous rough collies.

My husband being so supportive of my writing and reading most of it in ms form as well.

Hubby selling his 1950s Collection of miniature racing cars.

Where we live (though if we get snowed or iced in, I do have a little moan).

Friends -  some are cyber friends, you know who you are, who mean as much to me as friends I can see and meet. And I really hope to meet some of my cyber friends one day.

I have to pass the awards to seven lovely bloggers who, if they like, can tell their five fabulous things.

That's hard because a lot of lovely bloggers have already had the awards passed on. So I'll
pass them on to any of my blogging friends' pets who'd like to tell us their five fabulous thing!

Another fabulous thing is having a story in this fabulous Annual along with some of my special writing friends.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Daffodil Days

This is the fantastic painting to illustrate my story Daffodil Days in
The People's Friend Spring Special # 57.  I was so over the moon with the painting I googled the illustrator, David Young, and emailed him to thank him. I also asked if I could show the painting here.
And the lovely thing is, too, David is illustrating the second story set in  my prefab village. Can't wait to see it in June's 'Friend'. This one will be in the weekly issue - the Jubilee one.
Hope you all like the painting as much as I do!