Category My life

Second book earns out! #HappyAuthor

This week I had the delight of receiving the first copies of the second edition of THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING, my first published book on horse training. Having sold out its first print run last November, it took me a while to ascertain that my new publisher (who bought out the publisher who’d bought […]

#Holiday #Edinburgh #Scotland – the Royal Yacht Britannia

If you do ever stay in Edinburgh I highly recommend a visit to the docks to take a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia – a fascinating insight into the queen’s beloved floating holiday home, decommissioned by the Labour government in 1997 with the refusal to replace her. She was in service from 1954 until […]

#Holiday #Scotland – Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle – imposing, isn’t it? And once inside, you really get a sense of the large complex within the walls, not just the castle itself. And the impressive way it was built into and onto the very rock of the extinct volcano upon which it sits Once inside you really start to get a […]

Edinburgh should be on everybody’s bucket list #holiday

I’ve been hanging onto this one for a while – since May, in fact, as there has been so much else going on, but I felt it was about time to start sharing my visit to this amazing city. I’m not, by nature, a city lover. Holidays, for me, are usually about getting out into […]

Touring the #OuterHebrides – day 9 – Lewis #Holiday #Scotland

I am so far behind with this series of posts, it’s now more than 6 months since we took this trip! This one does, however, cover the final day – phew! Lewis, like the other islands in the Outer Hebrides, still observes the religious habit of shutting all shops, outlets, cafes etc. on a Sunday. […]

Edinburgh Author Signing #EASE2018

I did it! I actually remembered to sign my author name, not my real name!!! You might think that should be easy, but the night before I’d given a lecture to the Fife Riding Club, and sold and signed copies of my equestrian books – naturally, using my real name. So when EASE began, I […]

Life, GDPR, book signings, and the #BloggersBash

Looking at that title, I’m going to start with the last item on it, as that was the most fun! On Saturday I finally got to go to the Bloggers Bash – a social meeting for those of us crazy enough to have taken to this blogging thing and stuck with it because we found […]

Touring the #OuterHebrides – day 8 – Lewis #holiday #Scotland

I’m back in the Highlands this week, so it seemed an appropriate time to put together the last couple of posts from our epic tour of the Outer Hebrides. I’ve been a bit slow doing these two as there were just SO many photos and videos to sort through it was a bit daunting. What […]

Have you experienced sequel-writing phobia? My advice is trust your creativity. #amwriting

Are you one of the vast number of authors who follow the sage advice to write books in series? Series are so much easier to market – promote the first one and, provided you’ve done a good enough job on writing that opening book, readers will carry on through to buy the next, and the […]

Building Blocks earns a reprint – yay!

In case you don’t know, in the ‘real’ world I work as a dressage horse trainer and judge, and also write in this field under my real name, Debby Lush. THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING is my first published book; a consistent, steady seller which, to my dismay back in November, sold out. Since it […]