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One Down and One To Go – Let’s Celebrate! #Sale

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
In celebration of my husband’s remarkable complete recovery from COVID-19, I have made an executive decision! (Alert the Media!) The best way I can think of to share our good fortune with others is to have a BIG SALE, so for at least a week (possibly a bit longer),…

This year’s #garden

I am still hard at work on the final book in this Five Kingdom’s cycle – THE PRINCE’S HEIR – currently working out the exact sequence of events in the huge climax this 4 book sequence has been leading up to. I’m also putting a few sample chapters together for my equestrian publisher for their […]

#BookReview: WITCHY BUSINESS by Eve Paludan and Stuart Sharp #Supernatural

I’m still snowed under with stuff to do, and about to set off again on the long haul south to teach (and judge at the British Dressage Winter Championships – yay!), so just a quick book review this week. Witchy Business by Eve Paludan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up because […]

#Copyright warning

It’s been a lousy week. I’m not looking for sympathy, it just has. Two weeks ago, we had eleven dogs – 9 adopted and 2 fostered. In case you don’t know, we take in dogs from Spain with behavioural issues that mean they are not adoptable by regular homes, and we do emergency fostering when […]

Crampons, anyone? #NewZealand

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but here in Scotland – and much of the UK, I gather – we are dealing with snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures. It’s not that we aren’t used to this in the Highlands, but it’s becoming rather tedious that it hasn’t changed since before Christmas. We […]

#Bookreview WISTERIA WITCHES by Angela Pepper #cozymystery #witches

A short book review this week for “Wisteria Witches: A feel-good paranormal women’s fiction mystery”, a light-hearted title with over 1400 5* ratings on Goodreads. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a 5* for me! Wisteria Witches by Angela Pepper My rating: 3 of 5 stars Former media personality, Zara, and her teenage daughter, move to the quaint […]

Monday #funnies

I had a guest lined up to provide an interesting post today, but having promised to deliver by Friday, I’ve received nothing. Nada. If only the person involved had let me know, I would feel more kindly towards them – they contacted me and made the offer, not the other way around. As it wasn’t […]

Monday #funnies

I have just completed a manic work week: 6 days, 10 dressage tests judged and 52 individual coaching sessions delivered. Consequently, I do not have the mental bandwidth available for an intelligent post this morning, so here is my antidote. See you on the flipside…

What’s in a theme? & #BookReview by @KSMarsden

Way back when I was starting to write with a view to publication, someone asked me about the theme of my book. It wasn’t something I’d even thought about: I was writing an SF adventure story, what did theme have to do with anything? I reckoned I’d better consider this question though, and happily answered […]

#Writing tools: have you discovered BookLinker?

I mentioned BookLinker in my recent post on adding Amazon categories to your books, but finding categories is not the only thing Booklinker does – and it’s FREE to use. After publishing that post, its designer, Richard Hellewell, contacted me to tell me about new tools available on the site, so here’s a bit more […]