A Shout Out to all the Book Bloggers IN THE WORLD!

Book bloggers are the best people on the entire planet. *fact* This incredible group of people give up their spare time to read and review a myriad of books (which, considering it takes several hours to read a book, is a phenomenal undertaking) AND THEY DO IT ALL FOR FREE! I, for one, am in … Continue reading A Shout Out to all the Book Bloggers IN THE WORLD!

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Wake Up and Smell The Pages!

Today I got to smell the pages of my book!   This is a strange author thing. Well, technically, it's a book lover thing, but when the words within that precious book came from your imaginings, that makes the sniffing extra special. Since eBook publication in January, I have over 100 fabulous Amazon reviews, and … Continue reading Wake Up and Smell The Pages!

You Call it a Holiday – I Call it Research.

I began writing this blog apologising that it was non-writery, because it was a quick account of my trip to Italy, but then I remembered everything I do is writerly. Every fun (and not so fun) interaction I have with my teenage children, every time I have some disastrous domestic incident, and every new life experience … Continue reading You Call it a Holiday – I Call it Research.

Virtual Write-ins and Writing On…

As I skip merrily towards the end of my first draft of my current work in progress, I thought I'd share with you a recently discovered activity that's helped me focus and get those pesky words written over the last few weeks. There are lots of downsides to being a writer, but the solitary nature of the craft and … Continue reading Virtual Write-ins and Writing On…

Being a Social Butterfly – The Duty of the Author.

An author's life can be a lonely life. Don't get me wrong - after years of intense child rearing, the solitary nature of the lifestyle works for me during the working day, but I feel it is important - nay ESSENTIAL - to connect with real people regularly, be they writers, friends or family. Because … Continue reading Being a Social Butterfly – The Duty of the Author.