January is my nemesis. It's dark and dreary and haunts me, and it's twice the length of any other month. Sometimes, it's even longer than that! A canine representation of my usual January despair. You can almost hear the huffing from here, can't you? But not this year. In a strange inversion of reality, being … Continue reading January
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It's author interview time, and I'm delighted to introduce you to Joanne Nelson. Joanne is the author of the memoir, This is How We Leave available from Vine Leaves Press. Her writing appears in anthologies and literary journals such as Brevity, the Citron Review,the museum of americana,Consequence, and Redivider. In addition, she is a contributor … Continue reading Interview with… Joanne Nelson
This photo was taken on a beautiful day. Cold, blue skies, sunny - wrapped up in my hat and gloves, it was glorious. Then I turned 180O and saw these doom-laden clouds. They didn't remain long, they didn't unleash a torrential downpour; I turned away, and the rest of the walk remained perfect. I avoid … Continue reading Look for the sunshine
Happy New Year! This isn't a New Year post, I did that last week - it's the first Monday of the month, so this is a post about my writing projects. This time last year I was preparing for the release of Grace & Serenity. And oh, what plans I had for books signings and … Continue reading New Book Out This Year!
I've written three posts for today - varying themes and tones, not quite settling on what I want to say. In fact, I don't think I want to say anything - a bizarre state of affairs for a writer! But there are only so many times you can say the same thing. We've all suffered … Continue reading Farewell, 2020
For my final interview of the year I'm delighted to be joined by Tom Gillespie, author of The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce. Tom is a novel and short fiction writer. His stories have been published worldwide in journals, e-zines and creative anthologies including East of the Web, Linden Literary Review, The Ogilvie. His work … Continue reading Interview with… Tom Gillespie
It's been almost two weeks since I last posted - my regular Mondays have gone off the rails. Last time it was a Thursday, today Wednesday. However, I have reasons... I'm going to start with some sad, personal news. My lovely Dad passed away last week. The man who taught me how to make stick … Continue reading Blogging in a daze
For anyone that awaits my Monday posts with baited breath, apologies, it's only Thursday but this post couldn't wait. Having said that, it's the weekend soon! When I was writing Grace & Serenity, I knew Grace was going to be homeless for a while, but I also planned where her story would go next. In … Continue reading Raising money this Christmas
As it always does, this blog evolves. The fifth Monday of the month is currently reserved for any old random stuff I want to say. But this month, I find myself with no words. I'm currently so entwined with my latest novel they've all been diverted in that direction. So I've decided to create Music … Continue reading Music Monday – The Sound of Silence
It's time to look back over the month, but you know what? I don't want to. It's been a horrible month and I want to create as much distance between me and it as possible. All I'll say is I'm going to be a lot more careful how I use the phrase it can't get … Continue reading Not one, not two, but 3 fantastic books!