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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 […]

Why I Was Threatened With Legal Action After Reblogging On WordPress – A True Story And Guest Post by Deborah Jay @DeborahJay2

I’m over at Hugh’s Views and News this week, sharing a scary blogging experience I had last year – well worth reading so you don’t fall into the same trap I did.

Best Laid Plans… #BookBub #Internet

For my first post of 2022 I want to start by thanking all those who helped to make the launch of THE PRINCE’S HEIR my most successful book launch to date. I planned well ahead for a 0.99c sale on book #1, THE PRINCE’S MAN, and booked a week’s worth of promotions – 10 paid […]

How far ahead do you think? #EstatePlanning for #Authors

I am no expert on this subject, but I’ve saved a few notes about it with a ‘get to this someday’ tag. It’s not something we like to think about – dying – but for the sake of our family and friends, we really should bite the bullet, so to speak. Please be assured nothing […]

UPDATE: THE PRINCE’S HEIR and our building work!

First reports are in from my Beta Readers with a gratifying thumbs up for the plot and the finish. I’m really excited to get this one out into the world – I wrote the epilogue a couple of years ago, even before I began writing this final instalment, it was such a beautiful way to […]

Doggie fun in the sun – and the rain! #Scotland

This post is particularly for those of you who read, enjoyed, and commented on last week’s ’10 Things You Might Not Know about…’ series, which featured yours truly: https://marciamearawrites.com/2021/10/27/tenthingsyoumaynotknow-about-deborah-jay/ Many of you commented on our pack of rescue dogs, so I thought I’d share some pictures of them having fun. Before Covid we walked them […]

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

Marcia is holding a sale on all books in her Wake-Robin Ridge series – if you haven’t read them yet (and if not, why not?) grab the chance right now – they are fantastic reading: heart-warming, horrifying, scary (in parts) and set in the most awesome scenery. If you aren’t yet familiar with these, take […]