In the midst of all the craziness going on around here: the building work, finishing up the climax of The Five Kingdom’s series, writing the outline for my commissioned equestrian book, getting annual accounts done super early to see if I am eligible for the government’s final COVID pay out, checking over the proofs for […]

To be fair, we brought it upon ourselves. The farmhouse is Victorian, built with no storage anywhere inside as in those days they liked to have everything on display. At some point in the past, someone built a little utility room onto the side of the house, which helped a bit, but not enough. It […]

I have good news, although it will impact on my blogging for a while, I’m afraid. I was contacted last week by the commissioning editor of Crowood Press, current owners of the J.A. Allen imprint that publishes my equestrian books. She has come up with an idea for a new series of short(ish) books, ‘100 […]

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
A few days ago, Written World Media (WWM) published the results of a survey on what readers really want. The company has five reader-facing brands such as Freebooksy, Bargain Booksy, and Red Feather Romance, that allow authors and publishers to reach the right readers, with each of these brands…

I’m still snowed under with stuff to do, and about to set off again on the long haul south to teach (and judge at the British Dressage Winter Championships – yay!), so just a quick book review this week. Witchy Business by Eve Paludan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up because […]

I am so snowed under with stuff to do right now, unfortunately blogging is taking a bit of a back seat. Summer finally arrived in the Highlands, and that means when not working, its all hands on deck in the garden. As we have incredibly long days – currently daylight at around 4am, sunset after […]

I’m back on the road again for one of my long haul coaching trips, so it’s back to the good old standby of funnies, this time (loosely) writing-themed. Mind you, who doesn’t appreciate a good laugh? The first is very topical as I have done plenty of Zooming over the last year plus, and my […]

I will admit I probably wouldn’t consider arranging one of these myself just yet, but when a prolific and successful author I follow offered the opportunity to five other authors to apply to join her in a boxset venture, I put THE PRINCE’S MAN forward right away. The lady in question, Australian author Patty Jansen, […]

I am still reading through the omnibus edition of the first 3 books in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series – there are at least 24 books to date – and loving it. Horror is not my usual genre, but these are so well written with Anita’s humanity and principles clearly to the forefront despite […]

I am a UK author, and I write my books in English – I don’t like to qualify that by calling it ‘UK English’ because in my books that’s a redundancy. I hope that doesn’t offend my many US friends. My reason for raising this, is that I often see discussions between UK authors about […]