Authors, Books, Children's Fiction, Fun Stuff, Illustrator, Indie Author, Tuesday Book Blog

Author Interview with Jay Stansfield @jaystansfield #childrensbooks #illustrator

I’m delighted to share my latest interview with children’s author and illustrator, Jay Stansfield. His debut book, Meet the Squibbles is out now. I met Jay on LinkedIn and we’ve had great fun connecting and sharing our love of books (and all things northern!). In this interview we talk about the enjoyment of writing for… Continue reading Author Interview with Jay Stansfield @jaystansfield #childrensbooks #illustrator

Authors, Book Review, Book Reviews, Books, Children's Fiction, Fiction, Fun Stuff, Illustrator, Indie Author

#BookReview Meet the Squibbles by @jaystansfield #ChildrensBook

Title: Meet the Squibbles Volume 1 Author: Jay Stansfield Genre: Children’s Book Book Blurb At the bottom of Mr Pumpnose’s garden, not too far from you, there’s a world of little creatures - and none of them feel blue.  They’re wonky and squiggly, twisty and bibbly, some of them smell, whilst others are squibbly. But all of them… Continue reading #BookReview Meet the Squibbles by @jaystansfield #ChildrensBook

Authors, Books, Fiction, Fun Stuff, Humour, Tuesday Book Blog, Writing

Author Interview with @RealBillBoggs and @SpikeWonderDog #Satire The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog

I have great pleasure in sharing my interview with Bill Boggs, author of The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog. Bill talks about his work producing and writing for a comedy team, writing satire, and his love of a bench in Copenhagen! Over to Bill. Bill Boggs is an Emmy Award-winning TV talk show host… Continue reading Author Interview with @RealBillBoggs and @SpikeWonderDog #Satire The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog

Campervan Writer, Fun Stuff, Writing

What I’ve Discovered During My First Camper Van Camping Season #campervanwriter

After picking up my VW camper at the start of August this year (campsites reopened in July), I’ve travelled and camped in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Somerset, Northumberland, Scotland, and North Yorkshire. As a solo traveller I’ve had to work everything out for myself on the road, but that’s been half the fun! I thought I’d share… Continue reading What I’ve Discovered During My First Camper Van Camping Season #campervanwriter

Fiction, Fun Stuff, The Writing Process, Travel, Vampires, Writing, Young Adult

Book Research and Seeking Out Vampires in Whitby #YA #WritersLife

Editing has begun on my latest YA novel, Blood Born, and after spending a week in Whitby immersing myself in the town where the book is set, I have my red pen at the ready, and I’m raring to go. There’s something magical about standing in the same spot your character stands and exploring the… Continue reading Book Research and Seeking Out Vampires in Whitby #YA #WritersLife

Mardi Gras 2020, New Orleans
Authors, Fun Stuff, Travel

Surviving my first Mardi Gras #Travel #NewOrleans

When I told my UK friends that I was heading to New Orleans for Mardi Gras they responded with the customary ‘oh, how lovely, I wish I was going’ that you would expect from anyone staying behind. My US friends, however, mentioned the phrase ‘baptism of fire’ far too often for me to ignore! What… Continue reading Surviving my first Mardi Gras #Travel #NewOrleans

Author Shelley Wilson, Harry Potter Pencil
Authors, Fun Stuff, The Writing Process, Writing Tools

5 Things On My Writing Desk #WritersLife

My favourite kind of blog post is when an author allows us to see behind the scenes. They give us a small insight into their world with snippets of their working day, the view from their window, or what they have on their shelves. After all, it’s human nature to be inquisitive (nosy!). I was… Continue reading 5 Things On My Writing Desk #WritersLife

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019, Author Shelley Wilson
Authors, Blogging, Books, Fun Stuff, Top 10 Writing Tips

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019 #Blogging #Top10WritingTips #BookReviews

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019. I haven’t blogged as much as I would like this year, but the content I have shared has been well received by followers far and wide. In July, I launched my Top 10 Writing Tips feature, which proved to be incredibly popular with readers and writers alike. I thought… Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019 #Blogging #Top10WritingTips #BookReviews

My Top 5 Favourite Reads of 2019, Author Shelley Wilson
Authors, Book Review, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Fun Stuff, Historical Fiction, Indie Author, Inspirational, Non Fiction, Reading, Young Adult

My Top 5 Favourite Reads of 2019 #Fiction #YA #NonFiction

My Top 5 Favourite Reads of 2019 I’ve struggled with my reading goals for the last couple of years (one of the many annoying side effects of depression). My Goodreads challenge has dropped significantly, and if I manage ten books, it’s worthy of a celebration. Sometimes I’ve started to read but not had the headspace… Continue reading My Top 5 Favourite Reads of 2019 #Fiction #YA #NonFiction

Authors, Fiction, Fun Stuff, Indie Author, NaNoWriMo, Non Fiction, The Writing Process, Writing

Why Failing at NaNoWriMo is Okay #Writing

Why Failing at NaNoWriMo is Okay. Hello, I’m Shelley, and I’m a big fat failure! I’m not upset by this statement, and in fact, I find it quite liberating to admit my failures, especially when they’re writing-related. I recently met two lovely A-Level English students, and I felt thoroughly inspired as I listened to their… Continue reading Why Failing at NaNoWriMo is Okay #Writing