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Lost Lady wins Chill with a Book Readers' Award

Lost Ladyhas won a Chill with a Book Readers' Award for Indie writers.

My thanks to Pauline and the judges!

Writing can be a lonely business. Often family and friends have little interest in what you write which can be hard to understand. This is why people and organisations who support Indie writers and self-publishers are so important in our community.

We need some objectivity in the criticism of our work; only with that are we capable of improving, and their readiness to provide it is most welcome.


Oh dear, it's 2020

Another year. Another decade.

My first official business will be to start filing my FBAR (FUBAR?)submission to the IRS. This is the form that expats need to fill in giving the name, addresses, numbers and the maximum amount of money in each bank account held outside the US. It's a pain in the butt because it's not easy with online accounts to find the highest amount. In my case, it's usually the same money that's counted three or four times. I get paid into one account, move the money to another one with free transfers to European banks, and move it. The same hundred bucks looks like three hundred.

If I wanted to move it to a US bank, it would cost £25.00 here and $17.00 there. Go figure.

FBAR aside, The Rock Pool is now available in both paperback and Kindle formats. Use your Christmas Amazon vouchers to get a copy.

I'm currently reading Richard Freeman's Atlantic Nightmare, the history of the Battle of the Atlantic. It has led me to resume research on Convoy NA-2…