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"Where do you find the time?"

Yesterday I told my work colleagues (because I have a real job too, I don't just write books) that I'm having a total of five books published this year. They all said the same thing: "Wherever do you find the time to write all these books!" (I suspect they were wondering whether I'm secretly working on chapter 11 when I'm supposed to be organising volunteer rotas or typing up minutes.) That's a question almost every writer struggles with. I have three children, a part-time job, and a calling. Until last week I was also an Avon rep. I have a house to keep clean, laundry to do, and meals to prepare. I'm trying to lose weight, so I try to get to the gym three times a week. Writing is right down at the bottom of my list of priorities, just above sleeping. The simple answer to where I find the time to write these books is, "several years ago". I'll explain, book by book:

Honeymoon Heist, which was published in February, was started in 1996. A…

Why I Oppose Gay Marriage

This is going to be another one of those controversial blogs, but I felt it was time I speak up for the many like me who are opposed to homosexual marriage, and explain exactly why.

I'm not even going to start off by apologetically explaining that I have nothing against gay people and have lots of gay friends. The first statement is true, but the social circles I move in (church and schoolmums) naturally mean that actually I don't have gay friends. But that's just how it is - it's not like I'm deliberately avoiding them.

My issue is not with the rights of anyone to be part of a loving relationship. I also recognise that people are very different and are thus attracted to different personalities, physical types and, yes, genders. We all need love in our lives, and part of the human condition is to seek it and thus find our own fulfillment and happiness.

At the heart of the issue is that word: Marriage.

As a deeply religious person, among my beliefs are the fact that mar…