Happy Sunday everyone, and welcome to my last guest post of 2017! Thanks so much to everyone who’s visited, liked and commented this year, already looking forward to 2018… For this last post then, I’m delighted to have Alice Castle back, who previously visited to tell us about Dulwich, the setting for her novel Death … More Feature: Alice Castle, The Girl in the Gallery
Today on the blog I am joined by Heidi Catherine, talking about the settings of her novel The Soulweaver, and the importance of settings in general… Choosing where to set a book is a major decision. It will be the backdrop to your story and is so important to get it right. Imagine Harry Potter … More Feature: The Soulweaver, Heidi Catherine
Today on the blog, I’m part of the tour for When the Mermaid Sings, by Helen Hollick. The lives of sailors and pirates in the 1700s isn’t something I’m familiar with, having only read a couple of similar books before, but I really enjoyed this one. I hope the extract below will whet your appetite … More Book review: Helen Hollick, When the Mermaid Sings
Hello! Today, we are heading over the Atlantic (well, I suppose that depends where you’re reading this – I’m crossing it, at any rate), to join Joy Norstrom on a trip around Kananaskis Country, and celebrate the anniversary of Out of Play… Thanks, Jennifer, for inviting me onto your blog today. Strap on your jet-packs … More Feature: Joy Norstrom, A visit to Kananaskis
Last year at Swanwick, I was excited, but nervous. Would I make friends, would I fit in, would I enjoy it at all after years of wanting to go? Within minutes of arriving at Derby station, I met Val Penny, who took me under her wing, and looked after me that week, introducing me to … More Sunday Sojourn – Catching up with Val Penny
Today, I’m part of the blog tour for this fascinating book, about that eternal problem of noble families – the second son – and even more so, when the ‘spare’ becomes the ‘heir’, and all sorts of problems come to light… Here, author Andy Blackman tells us about the setting for the English side of … More Sunday Sojourn – Hampshire
Yesterday morning, I ensured my bag was packed for all weather eventualities, and headed along to Oban’s ferry terminal, to hop on the boat to Mull. It’s a trip I’ve made many times before, but yesterday was also a rare chance to meet up with a fellow Crooked Cat author, Yvonne Marjot. We’d met briefly … More To Mull and back!