A.B. Funkhauser has taken over

A treat for cat-lovers and for anyone desiring to scratch beneath the skin of what makes humans tick, is this take over by award-winning author who puts the fun into funerals (sorry – old but true joke). She purrs below about her new novel     SHELL...

Taking advantage of #HotAir Balloon fests

  Yep, this is the season of hot air balloooning all over the world. Lord knows what it’s doing to global warming! Haha. It was while I sat on a grassy hill, years ago, and seeing a flotilla of hot air balloons take off over the quintessentially-English...
XAGHRA’S REVENGE is sweet

XAGHRA’S REVENGE is sweet

XAGHRA’S REVENGE I’m delighted to report that my latest novel, Xaghra’s Revenge, was published on July 25th 2017 by the publishers of my THE CHAOS OF MOKII surreal short story, Solstice Publishing. So, what is XAGHRA’S REVENGE? Overall, it is a historical fantasy...

Arriva arriving

No, this isn’t really about buses but this X30 goes between Chester and Warrington with me on it. An Arriva bus I was on today between Warrington and Chester. The driver was going very slow and finally stopped in a village. He told us that his dashboard had a...

#Win a copy of ARIA: Left Luggage

UPDATE: ARIA: Left Luggage is #FREE for 3 days from May 22nd to May 25th. Give or take a few hours depending on your longitude. So, Get your own #apocalypse now. before Infectious #amnesia kills everyone. See how in ARIA smarturl.it/1fexhs It’s been a while...

Timmy the Tornado

My infant grandson loves tornadoes but I failed to find a picture story book featuring them. A pal said, “You’re a writer, so write your own.” You could say being a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society is an overqualification for a booklet aimed at infants, but...
Is everything fiction?

Is everything fiction?

When a writer in one of my groups asserted that all non-fiction becomes historical fiction I took umbrage. My umb had never been so raged. Perhaps she meant the newspapers. I recall my school in Cheltenham setting us a week’s homework whereby each of us in the class...
#Review of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

#Review of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

American Gods by Neil Gaiman Paperback: 736 pages Publisher: Headline Review (19 Sept. 2005) ISBN-13: 978-0755322817 This review is of the extended paperback book not the upcoming TV series. Plot summary from somewhere, probably Wiki – edited by me. ‘Shadow Moon...

Here comes Leah Hamrick

This is the final week of the Solstice blog tour and I give up my page to the effervescent Leah Hamrick. Hello, everyone! My name is Leah Hamrick, and I’m the author of Frost on my Pillow, numerous short stories of all genres…amongst other unpublished novels...

KA Meng hops on my blog

I loved that TV series, Northern Exposure set in Alaska and often wondered how my poor circulation would cope in those climes. Here, a lass from Northern Dakota, explains somewhat about how she can write and be a mum in the frozen north. Finding the Time to Write with...