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Film (Re)View – Annabelle: Creation

You know how I like my horror films, well, I wasn't disappointed with this new release from The Conjuring franchise. It was full of breath holding, stomach tightening moments, when you just didn't know what was going to happen. This tense anticipation, coupled with the creepiness of anything involving children and dolls, made this film … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Annabelle: Creation

Film (Re)View – Atomic Blonde

Still reeling from his phenomenal performance in Split, I was itching to see McAvoy's next movie and I was not disappointed. This guy is one hell of an actor, playing a 'play by his own rules' hard nut MI6 agent in this violent and fast paced movie, set in 1989, as the Berlin wall was … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Atomic Blonde

Broken Bonds Author Talk and Signing at Waterstones Wrexham

I had a fantastic day at Waterstones in Wrexham talking about and doing readings from my second novel, Broken Bonds. Thanks to all those who came to listen; you made it such a fantastic experience. If you missed it, here are a few snaps 🙂      

Guest Blog – Jan Kiermasz (John Jelly) – An Unusual visit

I'd like to give a warm welcome to the lovely Jan Kiermasz from John Jelly, to tell us a little about her ghostly experiences. Over to you, Jan :-): It was late evening. My young baby was tucked up in bed. My husband was working away. I was sat quietly watching a spot of TV … Continue reading Guest Blog – Jan Kiermasz (John Jelly) – An Unusual visit

From Writing to Binding…….Books, That Is!

When I heard that my good friends Phil and Cath were going on a book-binding course, I fell over myself in asking if I could tag along and I'm so glad I did. As most of you will know, I am rather odd and I hold my hands up to having a serious fetish for … Continue reading From Writing to Binding…….Books, That Is!

Film (Re)View – Dunkirk

Multiple viewpoints, three timelines, one amazing film. Not only did it capture exactly what happened during this operation, but it brought home the harrowing nature of war. As always, Christopher Nolan delivered. This film wasn't about the fighting; but about trying to get our army (and the French) to safety so they could go on … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Dunkirk

How Far is Too Far When Straying Into The Dark Side?

Is there such a thing as going too far when straying into the dark side when writing, dear reader? This is a question I ask myself a lot. Why? For many reasons, if I’m honest: What will people think of me? Will I get arrested? Will I lose my readers? Will I gain the wrong … Continue reading How Far is Too Far When Straying Into The Dark Side?

Film (Re)View – War For The Planet of The Apes

What a fitting end to this series of films. I was blown away by its simple yet heart rending storyline; it brought tears to my eyes - no mean feat, I can assure you! This film has been slated as having a weak storyline, but I disagree. Simple is not weak. The title of the … Continue reading Film (Re)View – War For The Planet of The Apes