So, a couple of weeks ago, I did this. Went and set up draft ebooks for The Raided Heart and The Secrets of Whitehart Abbey. Neither are written yet, Whitehart isn’t much more than a detailed synopsis, so why do this? It seemed a good idea. Just like going on Canva and messing around with … More Motivation? Or just causing trouble?
Are you monogamous, or a terrible flirt? Don’t worry, I’m not getting too personal here, I’m talking writing. Or reading, for that matter. Turns out I’m definitely the latter when it comes to books, writing or reading them! Hence jumping on the ‘distracted boyfriend’ meme bandwagon (as well as feeling quite proud for having worked … More The ‘Other Project’
It’s the most romantic day of the year, and how about you treat your loved one (or, more importantly, yourself) to a delightful deal on some feline fiction? It’ll last longer than flowers and chocolates, after all… Although, to be fair, with offers like this one, you can have the book AND the chocolate; I … More Happy Valentines Day!
The Ghostly Father Was this what really happened to Romeo & Juliet? Think you know the world’s most famous love story? Think again. What if the story of Romeo & Juliet really happened – but not quite in the way we’ve all been told? This part-prequel, part-sequel to the original tale, told from the point … More Book review: Sue Barnard, The Ghostly Father
Something different on the blog today, delving into contemporary fiction for a change, reading Summer on the Italian Lakes, by Lucy Coleman. It isn’t historical fiction, but it features a writer who goes off to Italy for a writing retreat, and having done that myself, how could I resist taking part in this blog tour? … More Book review: Lucy Coleman, Summer on the Italian Lakes
There really are better ways to spend your birthday… Today, the 11th February, in 1466 and 1503 respectively, saw the birth and death of Elizabeth of York, famed for her relationships with some of the biggest players in the Wars of the Roses, and in my opinion, a really interesting character. I wasn’t sure what to … More Poor Elizabeth of York
Well, obviously I’m not going to tell you that, but I am going to put something straight for you fellow writers out there. You know that bit at a prize-giving ceremony, where the host stands up and tells you how hard the judging process was that year, and how picking an individual winner was incredibly … More And the winner is…