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!
I had a fabulous afternoon supporting fellow author Jude Lennon as she launched her new children's book, Floga with Flossie. As I am a yoga teacher, Jude asked me if I'd come along and do a little demo after her reading. I was more than happy to oblige and even had a couple of willing … Continue reading Floga With Flossie Launch
We all have places we long to go in the world; places friends have visited; places told to us by strangers; places that are part of family tradition; places revealed to us in films; places glimpsed on TV; places made famous by a celebrity; places made infamous by a legend. It was the latter for … Continue reading In the Steps of Hemingway
A horror and dark fantasy author is aiming to break America as her debut novel is set to be published Stateside. Wrexham-based Marie Anne Cope has secured a deal with Missouri publishing house Crimson Cloak Publishing, that will see her debut novel 'Bonds' released in US bookshops in 2018. Described as 'better than Twilight', Bonds … Continue reading News Release: Horror Author Aiming to Break America
As I sit here in my study with my flask of coffee, as my electric is off for the next few hours, I have decided to write a long overdue blog – inspired by John Jelly’s Blogging for Authors workshop. The trouble is, with no electricity, whilst I have the battery life in my laptop, … Continue reading What a Difference a Year Makes
It was an absolute delight to receive the nomination for The Liebster Award from the lovely Aimee Coveney. Thank you Aimee. Aimee has worked with me this year to rebrand my internet presence, creating a fantastic website for me and linking to it Scary Ramblings plus my social media, enabling them all to be accessed via … Continue reading Scary Ramblings Receives the Liebster Award!
What if? A term you are always told you should never be able to say whilst lying on your death bed. Never think ‘what if’? Always do it, if you have a yearning to do it, you are told. Live for the moment. Do what you want to do. Be who you want to be. … Continue reading What if……?
It was just before Christmas, when I was driving back from Hawkshead in the gathering dusk, that I noticed a shadowy object sitting in the middle of the road. I drew the car to a stop and my headlights captured a large, tawny coloured owl resting, nonchalantly, on the centre line of the darkening, windy … Continue reading Owls – A Word to the Wise