Author Archives: Deborah Jay

Surviving #lockdown – guest post on @brazenbookshelf

Join me as I talk about how I’m surviving lockdown, and take a peek at my home office, on romance recommendation site Brazen Bookshelf:   Thanks to Deborah Jay (from Scotland, UK) for sharing how they’re coping with living in lock-down, we hope you guys are keeping safe and well! I’m currently in lock-down with […]

#Touring #Scotland – Orkney, The Tomb of the Eagles

Back to Neolithic times on Orkney and a visit to the Tomb of the Eagles, also known as Isbister Chambered Cairn. The common name came about because the tomb contained the remains of up to 14 white-tailed sea eagles alongside nearly 16,000 human bones. Situated at the southern end of South Ronaldsay (accessible via the […]

#BookReview – A CORPSE AT THE CASTLE by R.B. Marshall

Lock down update: the veg garden is nearly there! Just one last bed to dig at the far end, against the fence. So far we’ve planted strawberries, carrots, beetroot, Brussels sprouts, Savoy cabbage, Jerusalem artichokes, rainbow chard, potatoes (2 varieties), peas, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower and courgettes. Next, onward with the polytunnel and indoor planting – […]

@BookReviewTours Blog Tour – A STOLEN HEART by @kayelleallen – #scifi #spaceopera

I haven’t posted any blog tours for a while, but I’m currently reading an ARC of this book and I’m thoroughly hooked – the characters leap off the page and it’s very well written, so I thought I’d share it here. ~ Blog Tour ~  A Stolen Heart by Kayelle Allen – 20th to 25th […]

Update & #BookReview – SERANG by C.S. Boyack #coming-of-age #fantasy

Lock down update: the garden is coming along nicely, we’ve dug over 7 of the 10 raised beds and planted 6 of them. The polytunnel still needs sorting out, but we’ve made a start – tomatoes are in the bit of bed that has been dug, and it’s a great place to germinate seedlings. And […]

Guest Post: Writing Essentials: Organizing Your Plot by Suzanne Hagelin

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
This is the third in a six-week blog tour series for the Northwest Independent Writer’s Association. You can catch up with them at https://www.niwawriters.com/ Today’s guest post is by Indie author Suzanne Hagelin. Suzanne is a USA Today best-selling author of science fiction. I’ve enjoyed her…

10 Types of Readers you Meet During a Lockdown

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Angela Haupt of the Washington Post recently shared a fun list with the types of readers you meet during a lockdown. I belong to the very first group. With a restless 4-year-old always around and with both Electra and me working from home, getting a free moment to read…

#Orkney Mainland and Churchill Barriers #Touring #Scotland

Orkney is pretty windswept, and has only small, stunted trees, so the vistas are open, and dominated by stunning coastlines and views of other islands. Remember, Orkney consists of around 70 islands (20 inhabited), so almost everywhere you go has views of other land masses. Although we were there for ten days, there was so […]

#BookReview THE LIGHT: WAKE-ROBIN RIDGE #4 by Marcia Meara #supernatural #murdermystery

How are you all doing out there? Reading more? For me it’s a time of rediscovering my creative writing mojo – I’ve finally begun The Five Kingdoms book #4 – yay!!! 2019 was such a horrendous year for me, I could only write non-fiction. I must be one of the few who can honestly say […]

#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. […]