Category Random

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 […]

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 […]

#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…

Royal #Edinburgh Military #Tattoo 2022

This week, one week after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, and two weeks after Her Majesty lay in rest in St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, just a short walk from the 3,000-year-old castle at the top of the hill, it seems quite appropriate to share with you my August visit to the Edinburgh Tattoo. […]

Queen Elizabeth II rests at St Giles Cathedral #Edinburgh

Having spent Sunday night in the throne room at Holyrood Palace (see my recent post for photographs), today, the Queen’s coffin will travel up the Edinburgh Royal Mile to St Giles Cathedral, the High Kirk (parish church) of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. Just over a month ago, I explored this 12th century cathedral, […]

Clava Cairns – #Scotland #ScottishHighlands

Driving along one of the back roads near Inverness, just 15 miles from home, I noticed a sign to Clava Cairns. I was intrigued, not realising we had such an important historic site so close to home, so of course a visit had to be arranged! It’s an atmospheric site, with a pervading sense of […]

#HipReplacement update, and this year’s garden so far

For anyone facing a hip replacement, I am happy to report things are going extremely well, and I am now itching to get the second one done! To give you some idea of the timeline, I ditched one walking stick within a day of getting home (so 3 days after surgery), and the second at […]

#BookReview THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB by Richard Osman #HumorousDarkComedy

I’ve had so much to share since early December, what with my latest release – book #4 of my Five Kingdoms series, THE PRINCE’S HEIR – results from my BookBub featured deal for book #1, THE PRINCE’S MAN, and my building project, I haven’t posted a book review in a couple of months. This does […]

Building work update, and #BookBub Featured ad follow up

Life and work, including writing the new equestrian book, is pretty busy just now, and I’m cramming in what I can before I have to take a bit of downtime – I’m having my first hip replacement towards the end of April. I’m both anxious, and at the same time I can’t wait! I have […]