New blog relaunch #giveaway

If you haven’t signed up for the new blog yet, get over there and do it now!  The giveaway ends midnight, Valentine’s Day: Of course, you can still follow it later… you’ll just miss the giveaway. Other things you’ve missed by not getting your notification: My Friend Suhana Book Blast Especially for your Valentine […]

New Year’s Eve Haiku

Parties and fireworks – People celebrate worldwide. It’s Jenny’s birthday! Dedicated to all my friends and family who have birthdays between 15th December and 8th January and who get a raw deal, year in and year out.  Jenny confessed to me that she didn’t realise until she was about eleven that everyone wasn’t celebrating her […]

My best Classic Kids book reads of the year

In January I discovered the Pre-1960 Classic Childrens Book Challenge.  Like other challenges I didn’t do very well on linking back to the originator and telling what I’d been up to, but the originator didn’t seem to remember to do that herself, either.  So I just kept reading them, tryng for one a month.  Funnily […]

Flash Fiction Friday: Christmas Lights

This is another story based on those opening lines that were suggested a few weeks ago.  I’m definitely getting into the Christmas spirit now.  This story is just over 1000 words. Christmas Lights BANG! We sat in darkness.  No lights on the Christmas tree, no television. “Oh dear!”  Grandmother’s querulous voice said it all, really. […]

I went into a bookshop yesterday

Don’t faint.  I know it’s Thursday and I don’t often post on Thursday, but since I went into a bookshop for the first time this year I thought I’d comment on it. “First time this year?”  I hear you say.  “And you call yourself a writer?” Well, to be fair, I have absorbed a lot […]

Shadow of the Unicorn Book Blast and Haiku

Today I’m pleased to welcome Suzanne de Montigny with a giveaway celebrating the first in her unicorn series.  I used to love unicorns, too.  I haven’t thought about them for a long time.  This book is now on my to-read list.  First, this week’s haiku… When disaster strikes Dinosaurs and unicorns meet differing fates. About […]

#MGBookElves: 12 Authors of Christmas – Great ebook Giveaway

Welcome to the fantastic 12 Authors of Christmas seasonal giveaway and blog tour! Our busy Book Elves are giving away a total of 30 prizes of books suitable for Middle Grade readers – age roughly 8 to 14 – although a lot of adults enjoy them too! Who are the Authors on tour? All these […]

On the blog and website this Christmas

I’ve got so many goodies for you in December, I’m getting really excited about Christmas for once! From December 1st to 23rd we are having a humungous Giveaway and blog tour.  The 12 Authors of Christmas have clubbed together to bring you 30 prizes of ebooks, and they are featuring interviews and reviews throughout the […]