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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 […]

Special offer #HistoricalRomance novel A LOVE DIVIDED 0.99c next 2 days only

My good friend Rose, writing under one of her pen names, Belle McInnes, is offering her Scottish Historical Romance novel at 0.99c/0.99p for the next couple of days. This is a book I reviews in 2017, and you can see that review HERE I enjoyed it a lot, not least because the heroine loves her […]

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 […]

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…

#Amazon amalgamates US & UK reviews?

This week, while checking something on my Amazon UK book page for THE PRINCE’S MAN, I got a shock. Instead of the 49 reviews it’s had for some time now, suddenly it was showing 77! I know it’s selling steadily, but that’s a lot of new reviews all of a sudden, and I was eager […]

When #science follows science fiction: living robots created #SF

I just found this on my news feed and wanted to share it: another example of science creating what SF authors have speculated about for decades, even if not quite the same in the detail. Scientists claim to have created ‘living robots’ using stem cells from frog embryos. These ‘xenobots’ are able to move around, […]

#BookReview – THE ARCHANGEL by Elicia Hyder #paranormal #supernatural

I’m busy writing (yay!) the next in my Caledonian Sprite series, so today I’m going to share my last review of 2019, a new novella in the Soul Summoner series I have been so enjoying. You can find my other reviews of books in this series here, suffice it to say this supernatural/paranormal series has […]