Author Archives: Deborah Jay / Debby Lush

Another #scam to waste authors’ precious time

Last week, out of the blue, I had a telephone call telling me I was invited to do a television interview about my book. The young lady was at great pains to tell me all about the legitimacy of the offer: an interview with Logan Crawford (she seemed quite put out when I said I […]

#BookReview: Things Old and Forgotten by Mae Clair @MaeClair1

This week I’m reviewing a collection of Mae Clair’s short stories. As I say at the start of the review, I’m not normally a fan of short fiction, but I’ve read enough of the author’s novels to know I would enjoy these – and I did. Things Old and Forgotten by Mae Clair My rating: […]

Book Week Scotland, and how small is that type???

Last week was Book Week Scotland – something I’ve only been vaguely aware of before, but this year I became involved slightly by accident. What, exactly, IS Book Week Scotland? Here is what the website says: “Book Week Scotland – now in its eleventh year – is an annual celebration of books and reading that […]

Traditional or Indie publishing – which is right for you?

I’m in the process of giving my blog a spring clean, deleting old, out-of-date posts and generally tidying up, and I thought it would be fun to share this, my very first post! I wrote this back in 2013, prior to self-publishing my first novel.  Have my opinions changed since then? Take a look, and […]

#BookReview – where the magic is by Giselle Green #romance

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing with you parts of my adventures in Edinburgh with my author-friend Giselle. Today I am reviewing her latest book, and posing the question: if you had a successful career as a traditionally published author, what would make you indie publish your latest novel? Where the magic […]

The Writer’s Museum #Edinburgh

It doesn’t matter how many times I visit Edinburgh, I never tire of wandering up and down the Royal Mile, which stretches from Holyrood Palace to Edinburgh Castle. The shops are eclectic, and the architecture fascinating. Some of the buildings have been used recently in the filming of the popular TV series of the OUTLANDER […]

#Edinburgh #GhostTour & #GreyfriarsBobby

Edinburgh is the sort of vibrant city you can visit again and again, and never be short of something new to explore. A few days after attending the awesome Military Tattoo, I was back again, this time meeting up with a long-time writer friend I hadn’t seen for years. It was with Giselle that I […]

New for all Your Authorly #SelfPublishing Needs – Unicorn Cats Publishing Services – Colleen M. Chesebro

Originally posted on DGKayewriter.com:
Today I want to help promote my Sister/Friend, Colleen Chesebro’s new publishing service business – Unicorn Cats Publishing. Don’t you just love the name? I want to help share with the announcement of Colleen’s new business (she never asked me to) because I’m not only so happy for her new…

Update and #BookReview, The Man who Died Twice (The Thursday Murder Club 2), by Richard Osman #HumourousMurderMystery

As I suspected, I haven’t been up to much for the last week, following my second hip replacement of the year. The op went absolutely fine, and the hip feels great. Me, not so much. Having two full sedations in less than 6 months did not suit my body. I was fine for the first […]

A Haunting at Holkham by Anne Glenconner #BookReview #HistoricalMystery

On Wednesday this week I go into hospital for my second hip replacement, 5 months after the first. I’m dreading the process and yet also impatient to have both over and done with. Depending on how things go, I may, or may not, be around on my blog for a bit. I’m hoping to feel […]