I decided to post this romantic extract from my short story collection: Heart Strings, in honour of Valentines Day. ‘Teachers in Love’ is a love story (obviously) and the one part of the collection which fits that genre completely.
‘The Move’ is about a bitter rivalry, brewing between two residents in a small Irish Town. Having lived in London for ten years, Tina has returned home to live in a remote cottage, left to her by a great Aunt.
This Romantic Adventure completely reflects my love of the beach. I grew up near the sea and would often head down to the water’s edge when I needed some thinking time. ‘Roadtrip’ is about taking that time out with a best friend and discovering that the relationship may be deeper than first thought.
Magic and the Modern Witch was inspired by childhood memories of ‘Clyne Gardens’ a park situated just minutes from my home. My elder sister used to make up stories about the various buildings within the park.
Apparently the Valentines gift you buy for your other half depends on the stage your relationship is at. If you’ve just met gifts may be completely inappropriate. If you’ve been together a few months a card and a small gift are recommended. Beyond this stage I’m sorry to say I do not know the protocol…