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: http://www.thepeoplesfriend.co.uk/friend-blog

And don’t forget to visit the Friend’s Fantastically Friendly Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine?ref=ts&fref=ts
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!