Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Morning Glory

This was the view from my home office this morning at 6.30am.
Somewhere amongst the darkness is the sea.

Monday, 21 November 2011


Have you ever struggled your way through a manscript only to get halfway through it and realise it's an absolute non starter?
That's how I feel about the project I've been working on for 12 months.
12 damned months!
I've had a bad feeling about it for a while now, but honestly thought I could make it work. See, I'm just not sure about the plot or the characters anymore.  I don't get that heady feeling when I think about it, well, to be honest, I don't even really think about it. In fact, I actually avoid writing it because, well, I don't want to.
It doesn't thrill me like it should.
So I should give it up.
I surrender.
From today.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

New Dress

Last night my husband and I went to a Murder Mystery evening at a local Hotel for a friends' birthday.
As the theme was Hollywood glitz and glamour, I went all out to look the part in my new LBD and silver strappy heels.
Totally unpractical, but for one night only I stepped out without my flip flops and skinny jeans!

Friday, 18 November 2011

With Christmas Bells on...

'A Love That Makes Life Drunk' by Karen Roderick (2008)

Today feels like a day to get festive, so, from now until the 20th December (to allow for Christmas post!), my novels 'A Love That Makes Life Drunk' and 'Hope & Jump' are available at a special cost of £5.50 (RRP £6.99).

'Hope & Jump' by Karen Roderick (2011)

This Festive Offer is only available from books bought directly from me, so for more information please contact me at
Have a great day,

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Hot Chocolate

This is my festive treat for today.
A tummy warming, calorific Costa hot chocolate and mince tart.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


No, I don't have any real desire for snow, not with the chaos this country gets into, but I do love looking at snow and writing about it.
This is Paris in the snow. A beautiful photograph that has inspired my WIP.
This is London in the snow.
Another wonderful snap in time that will feature in my new work.


Monday, 14 November 2011

Holidays Are Coming!

So, my husband informed me this morning, it's 41 sleeps to Christmas.
I don't know why this struck fear into me when I am well aware the big man in the red suit is checking his list (I remind the kids several times a day!).
So, as I made the boys' packed lunch for school I had an idea...exclusive Christmas gift wrapped copies of 'Hope & Jump' and 'A Love That Makes Life Drunk'.

I'm thinking signed copies; I'm thinking addressed to a friend and sent straight to their address?

It's in the infant stages, so keep checking and I'll post a few pictures as soon as possible - after all, it's only 41 sleeps!


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sadly the End of an Era for me

This is the The Bluetones.
Probably the most influencial band of my life between the ages of 20 to now, and so I say with huge regret that they are no more.
After 17 years of touring, and 6 studio albums they've decided it's time to say goodbye, and I'm gutted.
Totally gutted.
I will never forget Camden Town Hall in new white Adidas trainers.  I will always be grateful you wrote the song 'Hope & Jump'.
Thank you for all the great times.
Thank you for so many great memories.


Monday, 7 November 2011

Paris Cat

I've borrowed this wonderful photograph from a French Facebook friend of mine; it's just brilliant.
I think you might find this image creatively slotted into my Work In Progress.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Fireworks on the Beach

Off down to the beach for fireworks, a bonfire, mulled wine, a BBQ and loads of other fab stuff for Guy Fawkes.

Have a good one


Geek Dress

I don't know why I keep referring to this dress as 'geeky', because as I'm fairly geeky anyway surely it's no surpris...