Thursday, 21 February 2013

Tempus Fugit.

Time does indeed fly!  I've just noticed how long it has been since I posted on here! Heck!  I last posted two weeks ago!
But then there hasn't been much to tell really, I've had no more writing talks booked lately. My Kindle book 'Saint or Sinner' is selling, slowly, but it's going, just need more people to want to read a rootin' tootin' Western! Any ideas how I can drive more folks to buy? Do let me know.

Meantime, my dear friend, actress and author Madalyn Morgan had a 'virtual launch' party for her first self-published book, 'Foxden Acres' (she has another three in the series to finish writing) the party went well, she organised a raffle, with prizes of books, donated by writerly friends, and some real life friends actually turned up to help her celebrate with flowers and wine!  How lovely.

Here is a picture of the book, on a shelf along with my two, and others by more of our writer friends. 'Foxden Acres' isthe tall one in the centre, sandwhiched between Jane Wenham-Jones' 'Wanna be a Writer we've Heard of', and my (Amos Carr's) two Westerns. Thanks for the picture Maddie! It feels great to be seen alongside such good company!!


                 Madalyn's  blog adress is-

Also, another writer friend of ours, Pauline Connoly, who lives in Australia, has her first book out now, it is called 'The Water Doctor's Daughters' and is about the doctor who declared that the waters of Malvern were a cure for all sorts of ills. She spent a very long time researching it, and has followed it, almost immediately, with another one entitled 'All Along The River' which is about the River Thames, and the connections with certain parts of the river to specific foodstuffs or dishes.  I have her first one on order, eagerly awaiting the arrival, then I can tell you more about it!  It should be here this week.
She too, has a very interesting web site. Go to - And she even has her own in-house editor, a little Teddy Bear named Desmond! He's cute!

 Pauline is actually in the UK right now, promoting her first book, by doing signings in some of the places mentioned in the book. I'm a foodiemyself, so I am looking forward to the next one coming out Pauline!!

Do please take a look at these blogs, and buy my friend's books won't you?

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

New workshop piccie!

Hi, just adding another, better, picture of the workshop at the Oswaldtwistle Library last week. It's a good one. And I'm the one with the long skirt, and long hair, at the centre! One had left early for an appointment, the other was taking the photo!

Writing now, and on Friday, I attended a new writing group which has been set up at our local library, small attendance, but enthusiastic. Set for every fortnight now, so we will see who carries on coming. Our subject to write about for the next meet was INHERITANCE, in 1000 words.

I wrote two pieces that same evening! One fiction, one memoir. So it is a good way to give the writing a push in different directions.  I'll keep you posted.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Library talks.

Howdy folks! I have been giving workshops and talks this last couple of weeks, to Libraries in the area. The attendance has been ragged, to say the least, 2 at one venue, 12 at another!

I am going to attempt to put a picture in here from the last workshop which was at Oswaldtwistle Library, where 11 people turned up. One has had a POD book published, others had some pieces in magazines, and there were two complete beginners, so it was a nicely mixed bag. It was a very good afternoon, and everyone reacted enthusiastically to the excercises I set them. I even got asked back. And I thought I was a hard task master! I do believe in giving real 'constructive criticism' but wouldn't say anything to scare away complete beginners, honest!

OK, here goes, if this picture won't come on for whatever reason, and you'd like to see it, or just to find out a little more about me, my life, and my writing, please take a peek at my website, and don't forget to leave a comment! Thanks.  Go to -  -