Seventy Years On

There are flags flying in the village ready for Jublilee celebrations on the green at the weekend, and they remind me of the passing years and that I can remember back beyond our queen’s coronation when I was a child in Kettering. I suppose my first memory of royalty was telling my young friend that … More Seventy Years On

Stark Naked in Tesco

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Rebecca Bryn Image courtesy  of petelovespurple via Visual Hunt. Back in the good old days, I suppose I’d have been about three and sitting in a little metal chair on the back of Mum’s sit-up-and-beg Raleigh, shopping was quite a different experience. We went to the corner shop, the greengrocer, or the … More Stark Naked in Tesco

The shadow at my side.

I’ve had a shadow at my side for most of the last sixty-odd years. It’s taken different shapes and sizes, but it has been a comfort, a non-judgemental inspiration, and an ever-cheerful devoted friend. My present shadow has been my constant companion for the last fourteen years. She’s a small chocolate and tan collie-cross rescued … More The shadow at my side.

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and as a writer of historical fiction – stories that feature strong women – I can’t let it pass unmentioned. You might ask why women should have a month dedicated to their history; after all, everyone’s history is important if we’re to understand our present, but I shall attempt to … More Women’s History Month

Harbinger of doom!

I’m beginning to think that’s me. Years ago, before global warming was much talked about – a thing that might happen one day in the far and distant future, I imagined a world after the event and wrote The Child of Prophecy. I wrote The Chainmaker’s Daughter about the white slaves of England, the women … More Harbinger of doom!

A butterfly’s wings, cause and effect, and why fraud is dangerous.

It’s odd the subjects you get led to when researching for a novel. While looking into the events of 1929 for The Chain Mistress, which may not be it’s final title, I came across a butterfly by the name of Clarence Hatry, who flapped his wings with dire effects. Hatry, son of a Jewish immigrant … More A butterfly’s wings, cause and effect, and why fraud is dangerous.

When life crumbles around you – parents, PLEASE have this conversation with your children.

Anna is eighteen, and hasn’t had an easy childhood. Diagnosed with ADHD, she’s been on medication since she was twelve. She’s an intelligent , caring young woman, who has already had more to cope with than most people have in a lifetime, but she was coping with it well and had her future mapped out … More When life crumbles around you – parents, PLEASE have this conversation with your children.

Scams and generosity – the eternal struggle for good over evil.

Yesterday, I had three attempted scams on my finances. The first was someone purporting to be Amazon – an e-mail saying I’d ordered a 76″ TV at a cost of in the region of $1700. If I didn’t order it, go to a website and – you know the score, give them your bank details … More Scams and generosity – the eternal struggle for good over evil.