Small Forgotten Moments is a hardback! At least it will be on 7 June. Complete with this stunning and fascinating cover. When I first saw it, I kept finding new elements that I hadn't seen on my previous view. And it took me longer than I ought to admit to realise the white shape with … Continue reading Small Forgotten Moments – new edition coming soon!
This is a first for my Interview with... series, in two respects. It's my first time interviewing a non-fiction author, and my first time interviewing someone I know in real life. Rachel and I went to school together. Her book Behaviour Barriers and Beyond aims to help educators effectively support children with a range of … Continue reading Interview with… Rachel Thynne
Photo by Seven Shooter on Unsplash I grew up before the internet (which makes me sound ancient, but I'm really not given that the internet rose to it's current status in the 2000s according to Wikipedia). Back then my author role models were Margaret Atwood, Suzannah Dunn, Philippa Gregory, Aimee Bender, Carol Shields, Chuck Palahniuk. … Continue reading The Big Question: does no one think of the reader??
Today's Interview with... is slightly different because it's part of Alex's blog tour for his latest release CassaDark, and I am delighted to host him. Alex is a huge supporter of writers and bloggers, highlighting all of our latest books and achievements. Alex works in web design and graphics, and he plays guitar in a … Continue reading Interview with… Alex J. Cavanaugh
Hello! Or should that be, hello? This Covid head of mine is playing tricks on time. I wake most days convinced it's still March and completely unsure of which day it is. This is important because I work shifts - I'd rather not turn up in the afternoon to discover my shift was in the … Continue reading Confusion, concentration, and spontaneity
It's the third Monday of March and, while the world is in turmoil, I am comforting myself with following my very normal and quiet routine. Which includes talking to some wonderful writers, and Ann S. Epstein is one of the loveliest. Not only does she write amazing novels, but she's a great advocate for others. … Continue reading Interview with… Ann S. Epstein
It could have all been so different, couldn't it? We could have got along, we could have shared this beautiful home of ours and looked after it and listened to its needs. But we didn't. We came up with the idea that some people were better than others, that some should have more power than … Continue reading This little planet of ours
My current WIP is accidentally historical. And current. And possibly a little bit into the future (but that's a whole other matter). I normally avoid writing about the past because I don't like research. Or, I do, but I get so involved I forget there's a book to write. But my character is 80, so … Continue reading Research: the best and worst of it
Today, I'm delighted to host The Boss, aka my publisher at Vine Leaves Press, Jessica Bell. Jessica is an award-winning author/poet, writing/publishing coach, graphic designer, and singer-songwriter who was born in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to having published a memoir, four novels, three poetry collections, and her bestselling Writing in a Nutshell series, she has been featured in a variety … Continue reading Interview with… Jessica Bell
How time flies! I remember it when it was just a collection of sentences in a notebook, a random idea, a short story which I couldn't stop writing. And now look at it! If you're not familiar with my back catalogue, Cat & The Dreamer was the first book I had published. It was my … Continue reading Cat and The Dreamer is 10 years old!