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!
It's interview time again, and today I'm introducing Carolyn R. Russell. Carolyn is the author of The Films of Joel and Ethan Coen, published by McFarland & Company in 2001. Her humorous YA mystery, Same As It Never Was, was released in 2018 by Big Table. Carolyn’s new YA dystopian thriller, In the Fullness of … Continue reading Interview with… Carolyn R. Russell
I wrote a short story, once, with that title - How to be Happy. I know - pretty shocking for something with 'happy' in the title to come from my pen, but there you go. It's still in draft form, so I may even get back to it at some point. I chose that title … Continue reading How to be Happy