Author Archives: Deborah Jay

#Orkney – the Broch of Gurness #Touring #Scotland

During this strange phase of our lives, I plan to keep on sharing our tour of Orkney last year – so lovely to look at places we cannot currently visit. Swapping time periods again, next came the Broch of Gurness. This is still pretty ancient – Iron Age, somewhere between 500 and 200 years BC. […]

#BookReview:Venom of the Black Lotus by JC Nelson

One of the few upsides of the coronavirus lock down, is that I have more time to read. Having completed my move to the Scottish Highlands at what could not have been a better time (so much space, so few people), I am slowly unpacking, a bit at a time, and organising my stuff. I […]

#Orkney – St Magnus Cathedral #Scotland

After crawling into Neolithic tombs on the first morning of our Orkney holiday, the afternoon was time for a shift to a more recent historic site – St Magnus Cathedral. Of course, ‘recent’ is relative, if you get my drift. Kirkwall’s impressive cathedral was founded in 1137, by the Viking, Earl Rognvald, in honour of […]

Living the dream – moving to the #Highlands of #Scotland

Life was somewhat manic this week as I began the final stages of my grand move to the Scottish Highlands to live the life I’ve dreamed of for 20 years – ever since I fell in love with the region on a holiday visit. I don’t have much time to spare just now, so I’ll […]

#BookReview – HARBINGER – WAKE-ROBIN RIDGE #3 by Marcia Meara #supernatural

Back to Marcia’s Wake-Robin Ridge series, and my next review following my binge read of the series so far. If you haven’t seen them yet, take a look at my reviews of book #1 and book #2 So here’s my review of book #3 – yet another 5*   Harbinger by Marcia Meara My rating: […]

More #Neolithic sites on #Orkney, #Scotland

I promised more, and believe me, there’s plenty more! First up is Unstan Chambered Cairn.   This is only a little way along the road from Maeshowe, and the second of 4 chambered cairns we explored. If you recall, I was a little apprehensive about going into Maeshowe, being somewhat claustrophobic. Having survived the experience […]

#BookReview – A BOY NAMED RABBIT by Marcia Meara

My first review of the year was for book #1 in Marcia Meara’s WAKE-ROBIN RIDGE series, and I’m moving right along with my review for book #2, A BOY NAMED RABBIT. I read all four back-to-back, so I will get around to reviewing the others shortly. A Boy Named Rabbit by Marcia Meara My rating: […]

#Orkney’s Neolithic sites – the Standing Stones of Stennes, and the Ring of Brodgar #Scotland #holiday

I promised more posts from October’s Orkney holiday, so here’s the next one. I mentioned before that Orkney’s history is amazingly rich, and spanning an incredible range of ages. Most intriguing for me are the Neolithic sites found all over the islands, most incredibly well preserved compared to others of comparable age across the world. […]

How to add categories to your book on Amazon

Have you ever noticed that some books seem to be in lots of Amazon categories, and not just the two KDP allows you to choose when you publish your book? Did you know you can add your book to more categories simply by contacting KDP support? You can have it in up to 10 categories, […]

#BookReview – WAKE-ROBIN RIDGE by Marcia Meara #romance #supernatural

Today, I’m taking the briefest of breaks from reading Book #2 of this series to review Book #1. This might tell you how much I’m enjoying this series: I’m already disappointed there are only four books so far, there must be more – please make it so!   Wake-Robin Ridge by Marcia Meara My rating: […]