Another Sunny Swanwick

Another August, and now my third visit to the wonderfulness which is the Swanwick Writers’ School, in Derbyshire. Having successfully tackled replacement buses between Chesterfield and Derby, and joined the group gradually taking over Upper Crust in Derby Station’s lobby, I felt myself relax, and feel completely at home with both old friends and new … More Another Sunny Swanwick

Why you should enter Story Tyne 2018

North Tyneside Libraries’ Story Tyne short story competition has its deadline next month, the 27th September, and if you haven’t entered already, then you definitely should. Especially (but not exclusively) if you’re in the North East. Story Tyne is one of few remaining free-to-enter short story competitions, a rarity these days, which means you truly … More Why you should enter Story Tyne 2018

Book Review: Michelle Vernal, The Promise

The Promise Two women from different generations brought together by another’s wrongdoing. When British backpacker, Isabel Stark happens across a car accident on a lonely stretch of road in the South Island of New Zealand her life changes forever. The sole passenger, Ginny Havelock asks her to make a promise before she passes away—to find … More Book Review: Michelle Vernal, The Promise

Book Review: Sue Barnard, Heathcliff

On Sunday, Sue Barnard visited to tell me all about her new release, Heathcliff, and today, I’m thrilled to bring you my review of the book, as part of her blog tour.  Genre: Historical/What if…? Release Date: 30 July 2018 Publisher: Crooked Cat Books “It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now…” Cathy’s immortal words from Wuthering … More Book Review: Sue Barnard, Heathcliff