I often read the Positive Writer blog by Bryan Hutchinson – a recent one got me thinking. Bryan listed 40 reasons why he chooses to write, and challenged his readers to do the same. I’m not sure I can come up with 40 reasons! But the Positive Writer blog is all about positivity – so let’s jump right in… Read the rest »

Shadowed Strength by Wendi Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars YA, especially YA Paranormal, is one of the genres that tends to be either very good or very bad. In spite of a few small issues, I very much enjoyed this YA paranormal by Wendi Wilson. I found the teenage characters believable, the relationship… Read the rest »

My self help manuscript on managing a life filled with unrelenting fatigue is with my editor! So Exciting!! Before hitting the send button, I spent some time tidying up the chapter on why and how to use a fatigue diary. I think it’s one of the most helpful things someone with a chronic illness or… Read the rest »

Fatigue and Pacing. I’ve recently come to realise that I’m one of those annoying people that freely gives advice .. but I don’t always apply it to myself 😛 I’m in the final stages of editing my self help book about living with fatigue; and writing it has highlighted that while I’ve learnt lots of tips… Read the rest »

Every Year my birthday falls close to the pagan celebration Imbolc (pronounced ee-molc).  It’s one of the oldest known Celtic fire festivals and is usually celebrated on February 1 or 2. It’s famously called Groundhog Day in the USA. In the northern hemisphere, it celebrates early signs of spring as it falls half way between the winter solstice and… Read the rest »

Twisted Intentions by Angelique S. Anderson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Twisted Intentions is fairly short, quick and easy to read. It’s set in our world, but god-like creatures seem to interfere with everyday living for normal humans. The story itself is interesting, and it provides a thought provoking take on what bullying feels… Read the rest »

It’s only 2 weeks into the new year and already I have a great giveaway and competition, to share with you! Taste of Romance Photo Competition The competition is a lovely lead into Valentines day. As you know, I’m delighted to be one of the authors in the soon to be released Taste of Romance Anthology,… Read the rest »

The Legacy of Argent by Buck Kelly My rating: 4 of 5 stars Enjoyable Fantasy I love fantasy, but I don’t often read this sort of epic. The Legacy of Argent is typical of the genre. There is a cast of good guys engaged in various quests, journeys and battles against one particularly evil guy… Read the rest »

I’m an indie author too. I know how hard it is to get a book review published on the key sites like Amazon and Goodreads. When seeking an elusive book review, there’s only so many times you can beg and harass, your friends and relatives, all of your writing pals, and every online group you’ve ever belonged… Read the rest »

Some people love Christmas, some people hate it. Many people just go along with it as it’s hard to avoid the pervasive commercialisation. Unless you lock yourself away for at least six weeks before the special date that is awaited with equal anticipation and trepidation! Think handmade One way to avoid the feeling of drowning in a commercialised Christmas is… Read the rest »