I've been super busy behind the scenes here, working on a few novellas I hope to publish later this year. The first will be a slightly adapted version of my novella 'What the Tide Brings', which was printed by The People's Library for their project in 2018. Part of what I have been doing is … Continue reading Maggie and the Selkie – intro
Late last year I was lucky enough to receive from Allen and Unwin, an advance copy of The Story Teller, by Jodi Picoult, to review. I devoured the book in a day or two, it was brilliant. Here's my review: Jodi Picoult never fails to deliver. In “The Storyteller” she succeeds, as always, in capturing … Continue reading Review: Jodi Picoult – The Storyteller
One of the things I absolutely love about National Novel Writing Month, are the Pep Talks. Emails from published authors, encouraging all the writers out there to keep on writing. Today's Pep Talk was from Nick Hornby. His words of encouragement need to be shared with the wider writing world. All of us who worry … Continue reading Inspiration via Nanowrimo – and our final winner!!
Recently my father-in-law asked me about my writing. Specifically, how I write about things that I don't know about. He said 'obviously you don't write from a vacuum, it has to come from somewhere'. And I agreed. I talked about research, and how I could do a little research, and get an idea about something, … Continue reading Writing from the Vacuum
Posting has been sporadic this last week, with a sick daughter earlier in the week, and now a sick husband, alongside two 'sick' cars - writing posts has been at the lower end of my priority list. Which isn't to say I haven't written any - it's just that I saved it as a draft … Continue reading Our second winner is!!
The first winner of a copy of The Secret Keeper by Kater Morton is: Laura!! YAY!! I'll send you an email shortly to let you know you've won and get some details from you!! 🙂 Don't forget there are 3 more copies to give away, over the next 3 weeks. Keep commenting!! 😀 And … Continue reading And the winner is…
Oops! Running a bit late for Six Sentence Sunday today! Today I thought I would show you the first six sentences of my Nano novel. It's a sequel to the novella I wrote in June for Camp Nano. A stabbing pain shot down both legs, and I collapsed back to the cold, damp sand. I … Continue reading Six Sentence Sunday # 5 – Nano!!
In a bucolic English summer at the end of the 1960s, a young girl witnesses a shocking crime. Fifty years later, she sets out to find out the truth, uncovering layers of mystery and deception. Moving from London during the Blitz to the present day, this is classic Kate Morton: a compulsively-readable, entrancing mystery … Continue reading Book Giveaway!! – Kate Morton “The Secret Keeper”
After a hectic week that had me fly over to the other side of the country for a funeral, I'm home again, just in time for Nano! My story this year is partly planned, a sequel to the novella I wrote during Camp Nano in June, a novella I have literally this minute submitted to … Continue reading Counting down the minutes till Nano…