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June 22, 2016

June 22 Challenge

June 1-30 Challenge

Day 22 Catch 22

June 22, 1933. Germany became a one political party country when Hitler banned parties other than the Nazis. 

The movie Catch 22 is about the insanity of war. It takes place during WWII

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a catch 22 is “a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions”.

Write about a time you were in a catch 22. Or write a fictional piece about a catch 22.

Catch 22

According to Wiki a Catch 22 situation is :

” a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules”

I thought long and hard about this one. The obvious one would be (again inspired by Wiki)

“To apply for a job, you need to gain experience. To gain experience, you need to get a job.”

Another thought sprang to mind  – The athlete who is talented and driven, but has no money. The clubhouse that has plenty of money to spend by no talented athletes.

Can you think of any others?

Alice’s Secret: Book Cover

I am so excited to announce a date for my next book!! Alice’s Secret, the second in the saga A Celtic Trilogy, will be out July 10th 🙂 as an ebook.


Book cover of Alice's Secret

This is a draft of the book cover that my sister in law Gill Bowditch-Cooper is in the process of doing for my new book Alice’s Secret. She is an artist in England and had an exhibition of her work last week. I believe it was successful and she sold some paintings and prints so well done. She’s very talented

Alice’s Secret is the second book in the trilogy that I’m writing about the different generations of the same family. It has themes of relationships, family, hardships and diversity. Elen is the first book. You can find it at:

I am in the process of editing Alice’s Secret which is a drawn out process to say the least! Here’s an extract from it, due out in May 2016.


July 1874

Sara was sure that she had already walked by this neck of the woods; yes, she could…

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