So where's the snow?

Muddling through life from Austria to Wales; God, life and a small black dog

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Based on a long hoarded story told from mother to daughter. A family history retold with love for those gone by.

As the dark clouds of WW2 begin to roll away from England’s shores, lives change forever in the Croft household.

Moira waits impatiently to leave her loathed boarding school, dreaming about entering the male dominated world of horse racing. Her brother Peter, an RAF bomb aimer, struggles with both monotony and fear as he flies with Bomber Command over Europe.

Peace finally arrives, and the family moves to a new home, which ever entrepreneurial Father turns into a Country Club. Mother meddles and tries to thwart everyone’s plans with her own.

Can they all build new lives, or is there heartbreak before each one finds happiness in the post-war world?

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I had such fun writing this book of short stories, especially turning Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol into a horse tale. I worked with the book, it was surprising how much of the dialogue we hear in the film versions is just like the original!

In searching for an image for another cover, I posted on one of my Facebook groups and found this picture of Rootbeer, who was an amazing horse. You can read his story inside.

Then I found older stories that I’d never published, and even wrote some new ones. The art of short story writing is so different to the novel and I enjoy not having to be too wordy and be snappy with the plot.

I hope you enjoy this read as we begin to think of Christmas. It makes a great present too as it’s available on Amazon as paperback and hardback. Here’s the universal link which will take you to the book where ever you are.

UBL Link


Happy Reading!

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A Christmas Canter

I know, I know it’s only September. I am working like mad with marketing an one of the things I’m bad at is leaving enough time for early readers.

These are wonderful folk who receive a pre-publication copy of a book, either to help with editing (ok, blo0ppers) or that in return they will post a review when the book is published.

I have two books nearly ready and I invite you all, if you would like to be an early reader, to drop me a line and I’ll send you a copy. Here’s all about Christmas Canter.

This collection of short stories, is not only for Christmas, but also all year round, because if the stories don’t have snow or Christmas in them, there are always horses.

A new version of A Christmas Carol with an equine cast is funny but remains true to the original. We meet a real horse hero, and the tales of one girl’s pony. Tales from Austria and Switzerland, romance and drama, challenging times and new beginnings. Finally a novella about the craziest Nativity play which includes horses, donkeys, sheep and goats and the homecoming of a lost horse.

Interested? Drop me a line at


Playing with marketing, Challenger

I’ve found this feature called embedding on Amazon, you should see a link below which will take you straight to my book for a preview read. Would someone let me know if this works?


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Blog Holiday

Hi Everyone!

I’ve just finished a new book, and really need to spend some time improving my marketing. So, I’m going to take a blog break until the autumn, to concentrate on it. Please stay following and I’ll see you then.

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Cut off!

Didn’t get to post last week, internet had crashed. Ten days for them to find and reconnect a wire in the box down the road. So I’m now on catch up, more next week. Oh and I finished my next book…and today, one year ago we were in Calais on our return to the UK. Time flies.