Now I look back, there are a lot of things my Mum omitted to tell me. Such as ‘Do not suffer fools’ and ‘Learn how to use an Excel spreadsheet, my girl.’ I’ve just spent a whole morning manually loading information from Excel into another document and I have cursed through gritted teeth my lack…

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Greetings from locked-down Ireland and first, an apology. I’ve been nagging people to sign up for my mailing list but it now appears that the link isn’t working, so anyone who signed up recently still doesn’t appear on the list. I’m very sorry. I’ll investigate. The new isolation rules in Ireland are causing some confusion.…

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My aim today is to write a few blog paras without actually discussing you-know-what. Aren’t you just bored witless by the endless theorising and rune-casting? Aren’t you weary of reading more about random acts of selfishness than you do about discreet acts of kindness? And hark, do we hear the rumble of bandwagon wheels? Articles…

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as you have time on your hands, the desire to do the things you’ve been longing to do evaporates. The current quarantining of nursing homes prevents me from visiting my husband but gains me a whole day per week. And my upcoming trip to the UK…

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I’ve probably said this before  –  I’ve probably said most things before  –  but there is truly nothing so heartening for a writer as a message from a happy reader, and this week I’ve received several. Also a couple of 5 star reviews for Dr Dan, Married Man? on Amazon, which means that my fans…

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Another finishing line crossed. Here it is. If you buy it, Kindle or paperback, thank you. If you enjoy it, please leave a review or just a comment on Amazon. It makes a difference. Today’s job is to send the Trevor Buxton exclusive to my mailing list subscribers. Tomorrow, I’d better get cracking on Book…

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Well hip hooray, nothing but good news today. Dr Dan, Married Man? will be available to order from Amazon by March 1st and I very much hope you enjoy it because I’m already planning Book 3. You may also notice that Dr Dan’s Casebook is wearing new plumage, thanks to a fan/reader/designer who took pity on me…

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One answered, and a couple asked. First, since I mentioned my mailing list, several readers have asked me how they join it. Far be it from me, techno bozo par excellence, to say, ‘Er, how about clicking on Sign Up?’  Here is the link. Now, you might ask, why bother? It would be a good…

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One of my daughters just informed me that it’s Takeaway Thursday in her office. I don’t know quite how TT is organised. Only that she’d ordered something with halloumi. You see, that’s the thing about being a self-employed writer. No office parties, no box of donuts when it’s someone’s birthday, no gossip around the water…

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Recently a reader wrote to tell me that she’d borrowed one of my books from her local library and was enjoying it, but she was disappointed to discover they had no plans to acquire Dr Dan’s Casebook. I know libraries are chronically short of funds so I offered to donate a copy. The library replied,…

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