• Parent-child relationships are an integral theme

    Parent-child relationships are an integral theme

    I’m delighted to reference Stephanie Jane’s thoughtful review of Lyrics for the Loved Ones. “Matty herself is a lovely character to spend time with and I loved being part of her world.” Read the full review on My World Reads

  • Matty is the cement that binds it all together

    Matty is the cement that binds it all together

    Here’s a taster of a lovely new review of Lyrics for the Loved Ones. Click the link below to read the full review. Anne Goodwin has the knack of striking that balance between injecting an element of lightheartedness into the narrative without diffusing the gravity of the situations. Neither does any one thrust swamp another.…

  • Matty is inspired by Trooping the Colour

    Matty is inspired by Trooping the Colour

    As mentioned in an earlier post, British Royal family had a lavish ceremony earlier this month and millions of fans from around the world joined in. But I was focused on a milestone in a much more modest House of Windsor as my fictional Ms Windsor becomes a three-book series. In my new novel, Lyrics…

  • Weaves together a symphony of voices

    Weaves together a symphony of voices

    On the eve of publication, I’m pleased to share another review of Lyrics for the Loved Ones. Jennie Rosenblum has picked out the themes of identity, love, loss, and the power of music for special mention, along with Matty’s alternative nomenclature. Read her full review here

  • A  witty but emotional tale

    A  witty but emotional tale

    I’m pleased to share another blogger review of Lyrics for the Loved Ones. Follow the link to see what Jenny Lou has to say about my latest novel.

  • A Big Event in the House of Windsor

    A Big Event in the House of Windsor

    As you probably know, the Windsors of Buckingham Palace have had a shindig this weekend. Meanwhile, the character known as Matilda Windsor is about to feature in her third book. Yes, Matilda Windsor is now officially a trilogy. I can’t help viewing the festivities through Matty’s eyes. While I’m sure she’d love to hobnob with…

  • 5 reasons you might not want to read my next book

    5 reasons you might not want to read my next book

    Keen as I am for readers to pick up my next novel, Lyrics for the Loved Ones, I don’t want you to spend your time and money on something you might not enjoy. So, I’m coming clean on the factors that could put readers off. It covers the early months of the pandemic, a period…

  • I have laughed and I have cried

    I have laughed and I have cried

    I’m delighted to share an extract from Judith Barrow’s review of my novel, Lyrics for the Loved Ones. None of us live in a vacuum; what goes on within our communities, and in the wider world, affects us. This is the same for Anne Goodwin’s characters. This story is set against the background of the…

  • You’re never too old to become whole again

    You’re never too old to become whole again

    You can read the review in full here: A microcosm of recent British society and international current affairs as portrayed by an assortment of unique individuals and a collection of families that are anything but traditional. Matty, one of the most memorable and heart-wrenching protagonists I’ve met, comes into her own for her centenary, surviving…

  • The Woman in Purple

    The Woman in Purple

    Hurrah, my short story, “The Woman in Purple”, has been published Commuter Lit. Here’s a taster – click the link to read the full story. Someone is trying to kill me: I can feel their hunger knocking on my bones. Hear it. Taste it. Like someone’s hurling rocks at the glassy surface of a pond…

  • I’m blown away by this review of Stolen Summers

    I’m blown away by this review of Stolen Summers

    I’m truly honoured by this fabulous review from Judith Barrow, an author whose novels about the challenges facing families I very much admire. Here are just a few of her kind words – pop along to her blog to read the full account. “I admire this author’s writing style and her ability to draw the…

  • Authors in conversation: Judith Barrow

    Authors in conversation: Judith Barrow

    Do you like hearing authors talk about their books? Listen in to Judith Barrow and I chatting about some overlapping themes – of caring and writing about mental / emotional distress and disabilities – in our novels, The Memory and Matilda Windsor is Coming Home

  • Friendship February

    Friendship February

    With two books featuring female friendships, I thought it would be fun to showcase them in the only month beginning with the letter F. Both books celebrate the women’s mutual support despite major differences in outlook and background.

  • What’s coming up in 2023

    What’s coming up in 2023

    Happy New Year! I hope 2023 brings you health and happiness. Here’s a taster of what you can expect from me this coming year. My next novel I’m bursting to tell you about my next novel, Lyrics for the Loved Ones, scheduled for publication in May, but I’m holding back for the cover reveal in…