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Good to meet you…author Mary Waibel

A few weeks ago I read Mary Waibel’s first novel, Quest of the Hart, which is a lovely reinvention of a fairytale.  It’s a reverse sleeping beauty, where the princess goes on a quest to save the prince.  The villainous baddie is also a female.  It was brilliant.  Power to the girls! I’m delighted to…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Mary Waibel

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Richmond Park (Incorporating setting in the theme of your novel)

“Noon was chill and misty when they reached the park.  Although a scattering of hopeful crocuses had pushed their way through the grassland, the chill damp of winter continued to hang in the air.  She had swathed herself in a woolly scarf and hat.  Only her eyes and broad cheekbones were showing, invigorated by the…… Continue reading Richmond Park (Incorporating setting in the theme of your novel)

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Good to meet you…author Heather Greenis

Today my visitor arrives to beautiful blue skies and warm sunshine.  It’s the perfect summer’s day.  So perfect, in fact, that I wonder if we are both dreaming.  My guest, Heather Greenis, is an expert dreamer, and has the uncanny ability to manipulate her dreams, and to remember them in extensive detail.  It was a…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Heather Greenis

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Lovestruck poets or DIY handymen? Romantic heroes take the Billy Bragg test

This week the brilliant Billy Bragg (see what I did with the poetic alliteration?) released a great new single.  It’s called Handyman Blues, and here’s the clever clip that goes with it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2YmHtISRcz0 A group of ordinary blokes are sat around in B&Q feeling down because everyone expects them to be able to do DIY,…… Continue reading Lovestruck poets or DIY handymen? Romantic heroes take the Billy Bragg test

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Good to meet you…author Angela Kay Austin

My visitor today and I have one thing in common.  We both have a mixed breed rescue dog.  Apart from that, I’m so excited and interested to meet Angela Kay Austin, as she’s led a fascinating life, which all seems wonderfully glamorous to me as I sit here in the back yard of my terraced…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Angela Kay Austin

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Cocktails, champagne and red, white and blue. The Silk Romance book launch :)

Today sees the release of The Silk Romance, and I can’t tell you how excited I am!  Well, actually, I could tell you, but I’d have to use so many adjectives my Thesaurus would implode :) I still have to pinch myself when I tell people The Silk Romance is available here on Amazon UK,…… Continue reading Cocktails, champagne and red, white and blue. The Silk Romance book launch :)

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Good to meet you…author Philip Coleman

I’m delighted to welcome a fellow Irishman today, and I’m looking forward to chatting about books and writing and all the places in the world he’s visited.  Philip Coleman is a fellow author at MuseItUp Publishing.  To try and make Philip feel at home in my English county of Yorkshire, I’ve cooked up a big…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Philip Coleman

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Good to meet you…author Julie Lynn Hayes

Julie Lynn Hayes and I discovered we have something in common: we were both reading at the age of two and we both always wanted to be writers when we grew up.  Julie also has daughters, as I do, and it was her daughters who introduced her to  the world of M/M love, a world…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Julie Lynn Hayes

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Good to meet you…author Victoria Ley

Today the lovely Victoria Ley is visiting me in Yorkshire, and I’ve been looking forward to it for ages!  Believe it or not, Victoria is my first ever English visitor.  Although we live in the same country we actually live quite far apart.  I live “oop north” and Victoria lives “darn sarf” (excuse my terrible…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Victoria Ley

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Good to meet you…author Penny Estelle

I’m very excited today to have Penny Estelle round for tea and cake!    Penny is an accomplished writer for younger age groups, and has just published a story for adults. Penny was also a school secretary for 21 years, and says of that time I heard every excuse and story in the book when…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Penny Estelle