Thirty months on…

There’s a good chance that anyone following my blog will have given up any hope of an update by now, but after two and bit years I have decided to go for a Big Clean-up of my blog site.

Prior to posting this update, I will have removed some of the tabs. Book Reviews has gone, and so has Probate DIY. Neither of these have been updated for almost ten years! The old probate diary is still in print though, and also available as an e-book here.

It has been far too long to cover everything that has been blog-worthy since my previous post, so I won’t even try. There are a couple of highlights though!

After nearly two years of painstaking research, I finished my grandfather’s memoir. It turned out be quite a substantial piece of family history, covering his ancestors back two generations, his three brothers and sister, and significant events in his life between 1885 and 1971. The book is on Amazon here.

Over a year ago I completed the MA in Creative Writing with the OU. If anyone tells you an OU degree is ‘easy’, don’t believe a word of it! I now have four OU qualifications, and although each course of study was immensely enjoyable, they all turned out to be a significant challenge. My brain is getting old!

four certificates

Writing-wise, I like to try my hand at quite different things. My latest fiction book is a short farce – about a quarter the length of a full novel. I found it incredibly difficult to write, mostly because of the need to intertwine the plots, characters, mistaken identities and slightly strange situations in a way that everything comes together at the end. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and I probably won’t write another, but it was an interesting experience! It is free to read with Kindle Unlimited, or 99p should you feel like splashing out! If you want to take a look, it is here. Please let me know what you think, and maybe leave a review on Amazon.

Which brings me neatly to the book website. I have updated it along with this blog, so if you would like to know more about my books then please take a look here.

cadebooks website

I really shouldn’t leave it so long before the next update, but…

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