It's the third Monday of May, and yet I'm still coming to terms with the fact May has begun. Our British weather doesn't seem to think it has. This past week has seen rain of epic proportions which I've been caught in a couple of times, though luckily not with Artoo whose coat acts like … Continue reading Interview with… Paul Lamb
How much does a reader want to know?
It can be a challenge to know how much personal information to reveal in a blog post. I have between one and a billion (plus) potential readers, technically. Each one will be looking for something different from me. Do they want to know more about my books? Do they want to know how to become … Continue reading How much does a reader want to know?
Have you heard? I’ve got another book out – ish
Hear ye, hear ye! Cat & The Dreamer is published! Cat & The Dreamer: was the first book I had accepted and published back in 2012 was the longest thing I'd ever written up to that point. Although I always wanted to write novels, I was beginning to despair I'd ever write a long enough … Continue reading Have you heard? I’ve got another book out – ish
Interview with… Luciana Cavallaro
Normal interview service has resumed this month! I hope you had a lovely Easter. I spent a few days in London, but I was home in time for the chocolate. Please welcome Luciana Cavallaro to my blog. I haven't know Luciana very long, but she's such a supportive reader of my blog and many others … Continue reading Interview with… Luciana Cavallaro
Winning and pre-ordering
Two days ago, this was going to be a straight-forward pre-orders are available post, and then... I WON A WISHING SHELF BOOK AWARD SILVER MEDAL FOR SMALL FORGOTTEN MOMENTS! Yes, yes I did. Click the photo for purchase options I was at work all morning, I had time to check my email, but not to … Continue reading Winning and pre-ordering
It's interview day with no interviewee It appears I've been a little remiss this month. Things piled on top of me, easy decisions took difficult paths, inspiration which struck vividly suddenly paled and disintegrated. And among all that, I completely forgot to fill the gap in my interview schedule. I had a cancellation a few … Continue reading Oops…
Past Me is a bit of a nightmare!
I've mentioned my diary before. It's one of those 5-year ones which has just enough space for a tweet-length analysis of my day. Sometimes I love immersing myself in the events of the previous year or the year before that. Sometimes, I can't read them, because I know those entries contain painful memories. And sometimes, … Continue reading Past Me is a bit of a nightmare!
Interview with… Cordelia Frances Biddle
It's late February and I'm feeling good! Several of my projects are all lined up: publication, editing, writing something new, revisiting. I've gone from wandering around aimlessly at the end of last year to full-on bam-bam-bam. Today I'm delighted to introduce you to another Vine Leaves Press author, Cordelia Frances Biddle. Cordelia writes fiction and … Continue reading Interview with… Cordelia Frances Biddle
Cat and The Dreamer is 11!
Last year I did a 'Cat & The Dreamer is 10' post. Back then, I had no idea how things would change for my first published book in less than 12 months. With my rights reverted to me before Christmas, Julia and Cat's story has had a refresh - a couple of new scenes were … Continue reading Cat and The Dreamer is 11!
The story behind the story
As is the way when an author releases a new book, I've been scanning the early reviews of The Clock in My Mother's House. There are twelve on Goodreads at the moment, so it's easy to see when new ones appear - I'm not stalking reviewers or anything. Soon I'll forget all about them - … Continue reading The story behind the story