For the last couple of months, I’ve been going along to a local poetry group, originally for members of the Poetry Society only, which I’ve been a member of for a few years now, but now more open. ‘Cullerpoets’ not only has an amazing name, but is a wonderful group. It’s great to have the … More Monthly Musings – March 2018
I was asked recently for a blog post what I liked most about writing, and I answered, perfectly honestly, that it was being part of the writing community. Writing can be a lonely activity, and even the most supportive non-writing family and friends will eventually tire of character discussions, or grumbles when we cannot find … More Scribbling at the Linskill
If you happen to follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you might have noticed a lot of posts from Leicester from around this time last weekend… Hard to avoid really. Sorry about that. Or not. I haven’t been back to Leicester since March 2015, when he was reinterred in Leicester Cathedral, which means I hadn’t seen … More The King and I
How to Write & Publish a Bestselling Book: My journey from firefighter to bestselling author, and how you can do it too! How to Write and Publish a Book: My journey from firefighter to bestselling author, and how you can do it too! is written by bestselling author Richard McMunn, who has written and published … More Book review: Richard McMunn, How to Write and Publish a Bestselling Book
Well, sort of… Facebook kindly reminded me that five years ago today, on a freezing, blizzard-strewn morning, I made my way to a building that had, for whatever reason, not interested me in the slightest previously. Of course I’d known of the importance of the Tower of London in our history, how it was such … More Five years today… The birth of Kindred Spirits
Val visited me a couple of weeks ago, to chat about the setting for her novel, Hunter’s Chase, so I’m chuffed to bits to be putting Hunter’s Chase firmly in the spotlight today… RELEASE DATE: 2nd February 2018 PUBLISHER: Crooked Cat Books SERIES: The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries #1 GENRE: CRIME Hunter by name – Hunter … More Feature: Hunter’s Chase, Val Penny (Take Two!)
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but the inspiration for Kindred Spirits: Tower of London originally came from a competition call-out, to write a poem about ghosts. I ended up trying to write a sonnet about how Richard III and Anne Boleyn might have a fair bit in common if their ghosts were to meet, … More Richard and Anne – in poetry at last!