That was the Year, that was…..

 That was the year, that was….it’s over so let it go. What a year! January arrived with an appointment with the surgeon’s knife, only to be postponed at the operating room door; phew! A 60’s Icon, Samantha Juste passed away in February and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of those who read and commented on my piece about her, and who remembered her with the same affection as I. Her passing reminded me of those wonderful, care-free days in my teens filled with music, fashion, and the changing world around me.  I know many scientists, and others who have changed the world and who have done so much more for human-kind died this year, but Samantha was a link to my teens. I was also fortunate enough to have some of my short stories and flash fiction published and Pod-cast during February as well as being interviewed by other authors on their blogs.  Links for all these are on my blog roll. February also saw the paper-back publication of In A Word: Murder – a crime anthology – which had been published in November 2013 as an e-Book. I was thrilled to be asked to contribute two stories for this very worthy cause – The Princess Alice Hospice, Surrey – in memory of Maxine Clarke, writer, blogger and editor. Both my stories received really positive and uplifting reviews which has been encouraging. March found me spending a week with my sister and her husband.  My week with […]

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Samantha Juste Dolenz RIP.

Samantha Juste Dolenz: 1944-5.2.14 Photo (c) Unknown.    Every now and again something makes you stop and take stock.  Today I was sad to hear of the death of Samantha Juste Dolenz – ex-wife of The Monkees drummer and ex Circus Boy actor, Mickey Dolenz.  Samantha was a former model and Top Of The Pops presenter. Not a major player on the stage of politics, human […]

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