Feb
02

One of the most exciting things for authors is always the arrival of a package?bringing their latest book/s. Or shiny new author copies. Book deliveries?have been a bit thin on the ground at my place over the past couple of years while I’ve been fully focused on writing and redrafting?two … Read More

Jun
24

I?m so excited to see some of my books taking a journey that I have long wanted to take myself. ?All the way to Africa, and Papua New Guinea, thanks to the amazing efforts of author?Tina Marie Clark,?CYA Conference, and a fantastic band of helpers. I was lucky (in a … Read More

Jul
16

Mid-way through the year, I realise my pledge to read 52 books in this Year of Reading may have been a bit of an over-estimation on my part. Hey, I know what went wrong, I should have aimed for shorter books. All the ones I’m reading are hundreds of pages … Read More

Jul
09

Stepping into one of the most iconic bookshops in the world is an almost holy moment, whether you’re religious or not. And a visit to Shakespeare and Company was one of my ?must-dos? during my research trip to Paris. Shakespeare and Company bookshop has existed in Paris in two forms; … Read More

Mar
22

The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham is said to be a gothic novel. I?m not sure what that means but I did enjoy this rather uncomfortable read. I loved Tilly, the main character, and her calm acceptance and way with her nutty mother. Some truly torrid and horrid characters live within … Read More

Mar
09

How do I talk about a book without gushing adjectives when my cheeks are glowing with writerly admiration and, in equal, turning green with writer envy? ?A hard call when I’ve just read what’s now up there as one of my favourite books ever. Geraldine Brooks Year of Wonders?is?an historical … Read More

Feb
05

And when they don?t do it for you, do you keep reading??I do. But…?Life is short. Too short to persist sometimes. Back into the year and the weeks are zinging past. I?m already beginning to panic over my challenge to read a book a week. I can see these mini … Read More

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