On My Bookshelf – September

I didn’t read quite as much as usual in September. This is partly because I was writing more (I know, it’s about time…) but also because I’ve had a calf injury (or is it the knee? Who can tell…) for … Read More

15 Tips to NaNoWriMo Success

Last week I told you about NaNoWriMo. I also said something about how it’s the writerly equivalent of running a marathon – and just like running a marathon, the key to success is in preparation.  Sure, you mightn’t be pulling on … Read More

How to write a novel in a month…

November is around the corner…and if November is around the corner, so too is NaNoWriMo. Nano wtf? National Novel Writing Month. Get it? Essentially the challenge is to, along with a few hundred thousand other people, get 50,000 words out of your head and onto … Read More

My new novel: I Want You Back

It’s been a long time between novels – almost 2 years in which life well and truly got in the way. To say that I’ve lost my creative mojo a little (especially this year) would be an understatement – and … Read More

On the Bookshelf – August Reading List

It’s been a month with a varied reading list – and a couple of books that I wouldn’t normally reach for but which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks as always to Adventure Spaniel for modelling the books… The Dictionary of Lost … Read More

On the Bookshelf – July

Okay, it’s time for my monthly book round-up. Without any faffing about, here goes: Can’t Stop The Feeling and Can’t Buy Me Love, by Janet Elizabeth Henderson Henderson, a Kiwi author, writes classic romcom set mostly in Scotland. Her novels are always … Read More

On the Bookshelf – June

Okay, another month is gone…time to share what I’ve been reading for the last month… I read seven books over the month – two of those being audiobooks, and one coming in at a massive 892 pages…or thereabouts. 500 Miles … Read More

On the Bookshelf – May

Okay, it’s bookshelf time, so without further ado, here’s what was on mine in May. The Ruin, The Scholar, The Good Turn, by Dervla McTiernan I’d heard a lot about this series but had been a tad late to the … Read More

On the Bookshelf – April

Okay, rather than doing a round-up of the month – which is a waste of time given that anything interesting goes in my weekly 5 things posts that I’m sure you wait by your laptop every Sunday (or Monday) to … Read More

Armchair Travel Guides

The way I figure it, if I can’t physically travel, I’m going to do it virtually, and that means reading and, re-reading some of my favourite, travel books. Armchair travelling, if you like. It began with this one by Ann … Read More