My writing month this September is almost over, and so I’ve taken the opportunity to write a review of my progress. This a) helps me actually get some words down into a blog post. And b) might remind me that I’m writing again… and making progress. I know I’ve been a bit slow in getting blog posts out… I remember writing a post promising to blog more regularly. That post was quite a while ago, possibly a year. Yes, I know… But hey, annually is regular, yes? Humph. Continue reading “My writing month review for September 2019”
5 months since I last posted? Really? Oh… that’s not on, it really isn’t. Well, I blame it on, umm…. GDPR. Yes, let’s blame GDPR, because that’s what I’ve been doing the last few months. Living, breathing, designing e-learning, analysing… And we’re still a couple of weeks until the big day. May 25th. Actually, it’s not really down to GDPR, it’s down to me being a bit, well, of a procrastinator. And a bit rubbish at keeping in touch. But, let’s just pretend it’s GDPR as it will make me feel better. Continue reading “Reflection, Contemplation and inexcusable Procrastination…”
All my ebooks on sale at 99p each until Christmas Eve…
Until Christmas Eve, all three ebooks are on sale at 99p each! Click the image to go to the Amazon page… and enjoy!
Have you come across the ‘Ramblings of a Rum Loving Mum’ ? If not, and you like a giggle, then please do check out this very amusing blog. Created by Holly, who introduces herself on the blog home page as ‘I’m a mum, I drink rum & I like to laugh & have fun’, she talks about… well, you’ll have to read it to find out. Here’s a little chat I had with Holly, the very funny, very honest writer, who will be talking about her ramblings later this week on Secklow Sounds… Continue reading “My chat with the creator of The Ramblings of a Rum Loving Mum…”
So, this writer’s blog just hasn’t been happening. I’ve done absolutely nothing at all in terms of blogging. Not a thing. Totally unacceptable and I’m again vowing to put things right. This time I mean it. Absolutely. No doubt whatsoever, it’s happening, people! I can’t even blame it on doing lots of writing as I really haven’t since ‘Friendship, Love and Sangria was released. But I have been on holiday to France… so that’s sort of an excuse.
I guess I’ve just been working, my ‘normal’ day job, earning a wage to enable us to enjoy some of the lovely things we’ve done over the summer. So I thought I’d do a bit of a round-up of the nice bits that have happened (and I’ll miss out the not-so-nice…)
So, in no particular order…. Continue reading “When a writer forgets to blog…”
The paperback version of Friendship Love and Sangria now available on Amazon!
I hadn’t planned on releasing the sequel to ‘Friendship, Love and Apple Tea‘ as a paperback through Amazon for another month yet as it has been available to purchase directly from me since mid-June. I love sending them straight to readers as it means I can sign them if asked, and I personally post every copy. But, although I’ve shared the website link and let people know, I’ve still been inundated with emails and messages asking when it’s out on Amazon. So, here it is… Continue reading “Paperback available on Amazon…”
Using the iPhone as a writer? Well, it’s ten years since we first met the the wonderful device from Apple. Wait… what? Wow, that time has zoomed by. Those that know me well are very aware that I’m an Apple fan, a total geek, a lover of all their products and devices. Yes, much to the annoyance of my Android friends, and Windows fans, (who think that Apple products are overpriced and over-hyped, blah de blah de blah…) I stay loyal to the brand and continue to be one of those weird people that can’t walk past the Apple shop without being pulled in by some subconscious force to play with all the goodies, blinded by the beauty… Continue reading “Using the iPhone for ‘writery’ stuff…”
Confession Time… Teddy Bears. Yes, I’m admitting here on my blog that I love them and always have. Just can’t help myself. I’m the one that coos at a bear I pass in a shop, just like others may at newborn babies. My own bear came to my wedding dressed in the same waistcoat and bow tie as the other ushers. He celebrates his birthday each year and used to have a cake made by my mother (who, for some reason, has stopped… RUDE!) Whilst my friends favoured their Tiny Tears dolls, Sindys and Barbies, I had my bears. Dolls did not make me ooh and ahh, or chat or dance about. I’m of the same opinon as the late actor and writer Peter Bull who once said, “Dolls stay where they are put all day long wondering what they will wear next.” How boring to be a doll. Continue reading “‘Please look after this bear…’”
‘Friendship, Love and Sangria’ , set in Guardamar, has only been out four days as an e-book but the first reviews are already in, which is amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you…
Reviews are so valuable for an author, whether good or ‘developmental’ (you can tell I’m a trainer…), and can truly make all the difference. Plus, I’m always touched that someone has actually gone out of their way and spent their time and effort to talk about my book. It’s the same when readers email me, or message me on Facebook. I appreciate it so much. Whatever form of communication it can often be the only way a writer knows if what we do is working or if we should do things differently. So, thank you… Continue reading “The photos behind the story…”
So, ‘Friendship Love and Sangria’ is out! Yes, after months of writing, writing, writing, it’s finally out for pre-order and released tomorrow on two e-readers – Kindle and iBooks. Both are available as a pre-order. More formats to follow, including the paperback which readers will be able to buy directly from me and then from Amazon a couple of weeks later. Should be available within 2 weeks. Continue reading “Friendship Love and Sangria is out!!!”