I use Twitter and I know many of you do as well. I love it. I love its instant connectivity and quick conversations. This week I found I loved it more. My first novel, Shallow Waters, is being read by a beta reader, Denyse Kirkby, or as she’s known on Twitter @DJKirkby. I’ve asked Denyse […]
What Makes A Good Crime Novel?
What makes a good crime novel? The question might bring immediate answers to mind. You may already know what it is that draws you into a crime novel. It may be that one necessary ingredient; a tortured detective looking for their own salvation; a vivid backdrop; a ruthless killer. For others, it’s a multi-faceted journey through the […]
Should You Read To The End Of A Book?
Firstly, I want up say thank you for all the support I received on my last post. It was a personal post and the response I had to it, meant a lot. I couldn’t just move on to today’s post without acknowledging that. So thank you. Today is a post that came to mind at […]
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
At the weekend I set up this years reading challenge on Goodreads. I had to ask myself how many books did I think I could read in a year. Bearing in mind, work, family life, writing and of course, time spent here and other social networks! Last year I set myself a challenge of 50 […]
Fifty Shades Of Secret Santa
Yesterday we did secret santa at work. The idea behind our secret santa is to spend no more than five pounds and it’s usually something funny or mickey taking. Some colleagues spend all year watching and waiting for the rest of us to say or do something ridiculous in preparation for this time. Even though […]
Today when I got home from work, there was a parcel sat on my dining table waiting for me. I knew what it was as I’d been tipped off yesterday about it’s arrival, but nonetheless I was excited and tore at the wrapping to get at the contents. And this is what was inside. A […]
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