A while ago I talked about how much my mother has always loved Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Last week we were talking about old times and good books before bed and I asked her lend me the book. I remember trying to read it as a teenager and not getting into it at all. Perhaps … Continue reading When Outlander Was Cross Stitch Part II
One thing I do miss since I got to the point where I can call myself an adult with a mortgage and a drawer full of bills, is the long summer holiday. Those seven - eight weeks of no schedules, no responsibilities, nowhere to be and nothing to do. Those few weeks were often enough … Continue reading Summer Holiday
A few days ago I had an urge to do something I have not done for years. I wanted to curl up with one particular book, listening to one particular type of music. Forget about bills, work, ironing ... all the grown-up stuff. The catalyst was a very old friend who reminded me some of the … Continue reading One Day vs. Today
Many years ago my mother bought a book in an airport. I can't remember exactly when it was, but I seem to recall it being one of those times when a flight was delayed for three hours. For years, she tried to get me interested in reading this book. It was called Cross Stitch by Diana … Continue reading When Outlander Was Cross Stitch
I know I’m not the only one who wants nothing more than to have people read their book. I’m going to sign up for this – hope lots of people join me!
Instead of doing the old run-of-the-mill interviews and guest posts in 2017 as I have over the past several years, I am introducing my innovative approach and calling it, Book Talk.
Book Talk is the way I’m going to promote authors from now on. If you have a recent release or a new/upcoming release Book Talk could be just what you need to boost your book’s exposure and gain some new readership… This really is a new approach.
Well don’t just take my word for it, check it out on my new page in the menu or right here:
When I was twelve my parents thought it would be good to move to the country. As a consequence of that, I started spending most Saturday mornings in the local library. Meanwhile, my parents braved the usual hungry hordes in the supermarket opposite to stock up on food for the week. After weeks of skirting around it, I decided to … Continue reading The Beatles, Amazon, Disruption
Guess what! Guess what! Yesterday did become Paperback Publication Day. After all those failed attempts, all that wailing and rending of garments, I finally produced a version that Amazon accepted for publication. I will be able to hold my book in my hands. I will be able to sit with my tea/latte/glass of wine and … Continue reading The Waiting Game
Today is World Book Day. My son's school celebrated by encouraging everyone to bring a dish inspired by a book. Naturally we had to make cake. For Christmas some old friends came him Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan. He laughed, he loved it. When he loves a book, I'm ecstatic. … Continue reading The Cake in the Sword
I believe any writer, certainly any avid reader, has certain books that mean more to them than others. I know I do. Special books that have comforted me, changed me, challenged me. From 1998 - 1999 I lived in France as part of my BA. It was the same year my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer … Continue reading Shogun in the Shed
Do you ever overhear part of a conversation by accident, get drawn in and start listening even though you didn't mean to? Then you hear something that you desperately want to respond to but can't because then you'd have to admit you were eavesdropping like some sad pathetic loser who doesn't have any friends of … Continue reading Did She Really Say That?