Today, author Ailsa Abraham has been so kind as to invite myself and my lead character (the Victorian detective Barnabas, of none other than “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab”) to have a lovely chat with her in her back garden. She graciously even provided our transportation from the United States all … More Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab
Genre: Fiction Release Date: 15th June 2017 Publisher: Honno Press Tomos lives with his mother. He longs to return to another place, the place he thinks of as home, and the people who lived there, but he’s not allowed to see them again. He is five years old and at school, which he loves. Miss … More NOT THOMAS BY SARA GETHIN
If you are a full-time writer then being organized is crucial and that doesn’t just mean your work space, but how you manage your timetable. Well, when it comes to being organised I’m at the OCD end of the spectrum, as a 100% certified starter/finisher! So, what does that mean when it comes to writing … More A day in the life of writing The Secrets of Villa Rosso
You probably all know that I have been going through a bad time with my health, just one damn thing after another, which has (unsurprisingly) left me anxious and depressed. Other things in my life aren’t brilliant but it’s hard to be objective when alternately trying to die or vomiting enough to turn oneself inside … More Friends’ Advice
Ask any woman what she would do if her partner hit her and you will probably get one of two answer – 1 bugger off smartish or 2 hit him back. The funny thing is that I would have replied the same until it happened to me. Abusers have a proven track record of making … More Til it happens….
Genre: Chick Lit Release Date: May 2017 Agatha Trout didn’t even know she had a Great Aunt Petunia, so imagine her surprise when she finds Petunia left her a corner shop in her will. But it’s not just any old corner shop—it’s a corner shop that needs something unique, something the town of Frambleberry has … More APHRODITE’S CLOSET BY SUZY TURNER
Welcome to the back garden this morning where I am listening in to a conversation between Angela Wren and her lead character Jacques Foret Thanks for inviting me to your blog today.You’re both very welcome so please dig into the fresh coffee and pastries from the local baker. I’ve brought my lead character, Jacques Forêt, … More Merle (yes it’s an L not a D!)
Hello Friends, it’s that time again when I do my “What I did on my holidays” essay. This was a belter in so many ways, not all of them good. The itinerary was changed at the last minute due to Badger realising he is going to be 80 years old soon & may not be … More The Good, The Bad and one WTF????
BY LINDA MACDONALD Genre: Adult contemporary fiction; Domestic Noir Release Date: 28th May 2017 Publisher: Matador – An imprint of Troubador Publishing The Man in the Needlecord Jacket follows the story of two women who are each struggling to let go of a long-term destructive partnership. Felicity is reluctant to detach from her estranged archaeologist … More THE MAN IN THE NEEDLECORD JACKET
Following the latest terrorist attacks in London I am moved to offer some advice. Firstly, read this article Some of us have had the good fortune to be trained and our minds are on automatic. If someone is out to kill me, I’m going to make it as difficult and uncomfortable as possible. The … More When “nice” stops.