Book, Children’s Stories, series, Young Adult/Teen

About a Book – Amanda in France, Fire at the Cathedral by Darlene Foster

Introducing Darlene Foster WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? My dream to visit the romantic city of Paris came true when we took our dog on a road trip to visit friends living on the outskirts of the city. Paris, and the surrounding area, was everything I imagined it to be… Continue reading About a Book – Amanda in France, Fire at the Cathedral by Darlene Foster

Articles, Non-fiction

Secrets Taken to the Grave

In 1988, a pub landlord killed a twenty two year old woman. He was caught not long after and sentenced to life in prison. He died this month, and never revealed where he buried her body. You can read about it here. This made me think of my grandfather, whom we called ‘Papa’. He was… Continue reading Secrets Taken to the Grave

Articles, For Writers

Have You Ever Wondered What Comes After You Have Written Your Story?

Reblogged from Emma, the little bookworm. And she’s right. The actual story is the easy part. Once you’ve got that first draft finished, it’s on to the editing – and that’s where the fun begins…But what’s the process and where do you start? I….. There’s horrible truth in being an author, one which many won’t… Continue reading Have You Ever Wondered What Comes After You Have Written Your Story?

Book

Follow the Stars by Trace Lee Thompson

…. a fast paced, gripping, tear jerking, tragic story, which I absolutely adored!!! Says reviewer Pauline Reid I saw this great review from Pauline and with such a lovely graphic, I just had to reblog it. Live life with no regrets Follow the Stars, is what I call a fast paced, gripping, tear jerking, tragic… Continue reading Follow the Stars by Trace Lee Thompson

Articles, Book, Craft, Observance days

National Leon Day – Well, I Didn’t Know That!

This is really useful to me, and I didn’t know it was a thing. It will certainly be a thing from now on! Leon is simply Noel spelt backwards and it is exactly six months until Christmas. It’s a day for crafters to begin planning their Christmas makes. Recently I have been making birthday cards… Continue reading National Leon Day – Well, I Didn’t Know That!

Articles, Book, Craft, Observance days

Today is National Pink Day

Each year on June 23rd, National Pink Day colours the world in vibrant shades of pink and explores everything it represents. So, what do we know about Pink? Dianthus plumarius is a garden plant also known as the common pink, garden pink, or wild pink, or simply pink.Pink is the name of a female singer… Continue reading Today is National Pink Day

Non-fiction, Stories

What is an Angel? A True Story by Anne Roberts

Once upon a time we saw an angel, my late husband and I. A corny sort of beginning to a fairy tale, the start of every child’s story. But in our case, it is as true as I’m sitting here now. Neither of us were religious, much to the disappointment of my parents, but a… Continue reading What is an Angel? A True Story by Anne Roberts

Book, Novella, series, Thriller

A Scream in the Night by Andrew Hess

Karen’s Review I read one of Andrew Hess’s earlier books a few years ago and really enjoyed it. He also featured on my About a Book series. You’ll find links to both below. In this story, Serena is a television reporter who is sent on assignments when news breaks to report live from the scene.… Continue reading A Scream in the Night by Andrew Hess

Articles, For Writers

Opportunities For Writers

I have several free features on my blog aimed to highlight your book. Or, if you can spin a good tale, check out the 100 word story About a BookPen2Publish100 Word StoryStory time About a Book are simply questions about your book which will, hopefully tempt readers to buy it. Have a look at the… Continue reading Opportunities For Writers