The End of 2014 and the Writing Year Ahead

As I sit here, buried under the cat (The cat MUST sit on me every time I write, and because it's hot he's extra cuddly) typing away, I'm pondering the past year. I'm sure nearly every blogger in the world will write a retrospective post, and to a certain extent, so am I this year. … Continue reading The End of 2014 and the Writing Year Ahead

Thoughts on the Sydney Siege.

It's hard to write what I'm really feeling tonight. Thirty six hours ago a gunman took hostages in the Lindt cafe in Martin Place in Sydney, and about seventeen hours later, the gunman and two hostages died. By all accounts, the gunman was a nutter with a previous record of violence and the two hostages … Continue reading Thoughts on the Sydney Siege.

Speaking And Writing In My Own Voice

As the weather hots up and the month wears on, I've been continuing along on my blog tour with Bewitching Book Tours. It's been a busy few weeks, with interviews, spotlights, top tens (chocolate!) and guest blog posts. I've been thinking quite a lot about stuff and it seems to be the time of year when … Continue reading Speaking And Writing In My Own Voice

Creepy Crawlies and Other Nasties

I was reading a thread on Goodreads recently, and on it, was a picture of a rather nasty looking centipede that one of the posters had discovered in her house.I was reminded of my own first face to face (or rather toe to face apparently) encounter with a centipede.  For many years my husband and … Continue reading Creepy Crawlies and Other Nasties

Happy Birthday Dad

 On July 29th, my Dad turned 80.  Yesterday we had an 80th Birthday Party, full of food, drink and lots of chatting.  I've been thinking quite a lot about Dad over the last week, remembering all kinds of things.  The cackling laugh that used to scare the living daylights out of us during tense moments … Continue reading Happy Birthday Dad