I’m back again with another review, this one the third in the Inspector Kirby mysteries – books 2 & 3 were released at the same time, so it was a great pleasure to go straight on to the next, after enjoying Brexitus! so much. If you missed my review, click on the title to see […]

Back to reviewing – this time, book #2 in the Northumbria mystery series by Ian Martyn – contemporary mystery with more than a touch of the paranormal and supernatural. I reviewed book #1 HERE at 4*, this one came in as a solid 5* If you like the sound of this book from my review, […]

Writers – I highly recommend you mosey on over to Dave Chesson’s blog and take a look at this round up of the best software for writers: https://kindlepreneur.com/software-for-writers/ This isn’t a site that permits a reblog, but it’s well worth a visit, covering ‘dozens of timesaving tools that can help writers work more productively and […]

Nymans is another National Trust property, a fabulous garden with an impressive semi-ruined house, in Sussex UK. I’ve lived nearby for most of my life, but this was the first time I’d visited, which was at the end of May. Most spectacular (aside from the house) is the wisteria walkway, thought there is a lot […]

First, the good news: I’ve started writing again! I’ve begun both a Rustam short story, and a Caledonian Sprite novel. Both characters are immense fun to write, and just at the moment, Cassie Lake’s sassy, snarky outlook on life resonates with me. The downside is you’ll have to wait a bit longer for the final […]

It’s still going to be a little while before my life gets back to any semblance of normalcy, so let’s all have a laugh – the best remedy for almost anything! I’m going with an animal theme this week.   Which one made you smile the most? For me, it’s the Harry Potter flying orca. […]

I’ve been unable to write creatively for some weeks now due to high stress levels, and the ill-health those visit upon the body, so when I haven’t been in the throes of a migraine I’ve been tackling the production of the paperback version of THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE. Under normal circumstances, I would have done this […]

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The more observant among you may have noticed that I have been quietly experimenting with the cover of A Heaven for Toasters. I removed the kissing couple and used a single man, curious to see if that would make any difference to sales. To my surprise, it did, albeit…

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay I remember having a dialogue with a writer friend a few years ago. She was chastising me for stressing the importance of luck in publishing. Her argument was that, if you work hard enough, you’re bound to succeed. At the time, I was…

Continuing to catch up on my reading, I’m also catching up on my reviews. I recently shared my review for book #3 in the Messenger Chronicles: The Nightshade’s Touch, and mentioned that it grabbed me so completely I bought the next one as soon as I got off the aircraft where I’d been reading. Here […]