The last couple of weekends have felt like a true treat for me – it’s been writing events, wall-to-wall! Last weekend, I headed to York (again) for a course run by Anita Chapman, all about the intricacies of social media, then on Sunday, off to The Word. After North Tyneside Writers’ Circle this Saturday, … More Inspiration at The Word
Today on the blog, I’m delighted to welcome back fellow Crooked Cat author, and friend, the lovely Miriam Drori, to tell us more about the historical aspect of her new novel, Cultivating a Fuji, released tomorrow, the 15th May. Over to you, Miriam! Thank you, Jen. I’m delighted to be here, even though this post has … More Spotlight: Miriam Drori, Cultivating a Fuji
Last Saturday, 4th May, I was thrilled to be taking part in the formal, ‘in real life’ launch of the wonderful anthology, Grant Me the Carving of My Name, in York Library. The setting was absolutely gorgeous, one of the nicest rooms I’ve ever read in, and it was brilliant to see it so full … More Book launch for Grant Me the Carving of My Name
I’m excited to share news of this new released today, The Whisperers of Evernow, which I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing soon! When the King owns your words, who will own your heart? Manipulated by a vicious King, Jeremiah is stripped of his identity and forced into a life of silent submission as a … More Spotlight: Heidi Catherine, The Whisperers of Evernow
I can’t believe we’re onto the third in this series of workshops already, but here we are… On Saturday 8th June, we’ll be back at North Shields Library, and this time, we’re talking about setting. It’s said that in many novels or stories, the setting is like an extra character, and when you think about … More A Novel Approach 3 – All about setting!
Receiving a box of books is always going to be exciting, but when they’re 1) your own, and 2) proof your first attempt at self-publishing a paperback worked, it’s all the more thrilling! So when these beauties turned up last Monday morning, I was chuffed to bits to see how well they had turned out. … More The Last Plantagenet? – Now in paperback
Wow. Throughout April, I wrote almost 10,000 words about the world of Kindred Spirits! A whole 26 blog posts, each on a different aspect of this little fictional world of mine, and the ghosts which inhabit it. Did you read along each day, or dip in and out throughout the month? Either way, whether you … More Kindred Spirits A-Z: A rollercoaster month!