The terror of networking

I went to two events this weekend, both excellent networking opportunities where I could meet new people and talk writing. Unfortunately I have discovered I am truly hopeless at networking. It’s really scary walking up to a complete stranger, or indeed a group of people already talking and introduce yourself. The risk of rejection is quite high and it’s enough …

Promo – Charlotte McConaghy: Melancholy

This week I’m part of fellow Momentum author, Charlotte McConaghy’s blog tour and I’m giving away a copy of Episode 1. Check out the Rafflecopter below. If you want to follow the whole tour, check out the schedule. Buy Links Momentum Here in the west they know a lot about hope. They know how to ration it just as they …

Blog Swap: How far would you go for love?

Today I’m doing a blog swap with Duncan Lay. He’s on my blog talking about how far would you go for love and I’m over at his blog talking about extremes of love. So without further ado, let me introduce Duncan. How far would you go for love? What would you do to get back the person who means most …

Top 5 Podcasts

Over the past twelve months I’ve really got into podcasts. One of the things I love about them is I can be driving, or gardening or cooking and still listen to them. It feels very productive! Most of the ones I listen to are reading or writing related and they vary in length. I used to use the Apple Podcasts …

Feel Good Monday

It’s Monday morning and there are some weeks where it is just difficult to get started, to work up the enthusiasm for the work week ahead. So let me try to help. I watched these YouTube videos of Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show over the weekend and they made me laugh and smile for the rest of the day. I …

Promo: DB Tait – Cold Deception

Today I have another fellow Momentum author visiting. Cold Deception is the first novel under the name DB Tait, but she is also published under the names Keziah Hill and Deborah Tait. Buy Links Momentum Blurb Secrets, lies, deception. That’s what it takes to stay alive. At 20, Julia Taylor went to prison for murdering a man who deserved it. …

Why authors don’t look like their author photos

One thing that surprised me as I got to meet more and more authors was, they often don’t look like their author photos. Now there are exceptions to this of course, but I’m not one of them! You see I get bored of my hairstyle quite quickly. I’ll keep it for maybe a year maximum before I’m ready for a …

Easter Egg Hunts

  I’m always curious as to what traditions people have, especially at certain times of the year like Easter and Christmas. With Easter almost over for another year I couldn’t help remembering the Easters of my childhood. Mum and Dad never went overboard with the chocolate; we generally received a chocolate bunny, maybe a Humpty Dumpty egg and a couple of small …

Promo – Carla Caruso: Pretty Famous

My promo author of the day is the lovely Carla Caruso. She is published by Harper Impulse and this book is the latest in the Ashtonvale Novels. A dark secret from Hollywood’s Golden Age. A possible prince-in-hiding. Astonvale’s about to implode… Professional organiser Celeste Pretty swore she’d never work with uber-blonde interior designer Imogen Karmel again, but then she’s presented …

All that Sparkles Blog Tour

I am so very excited to announce my month long blog tour for All that Sparkles. There will be giveaways, interviews, reviews and many, many blog posts written by me. Below are the dates and where I’ll be. I’ll add the exact link to my blog posts when they go up, but in the meantime I’ll link to the blog. 1st …