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

Whitby Abbey Ruins
Blogging, Campervan Writer, Travel, Vampires, Writing, Young Adult

Embracing Van Life and Seeking out Dracula in Whitby, North Yorkshire #CampervanWriter #Travel

I’ve returned to my campsite after a bracing walk from Sandsend to Whitby. The wind has picked up again, and the sky is darkening by the second. The joy of hunkering down in my VW camper to watch through the window as the sea churns and swells can’t be expressed in words. It’s safe to… Continue reading Embracing Van Life and Seeking out Dracula in Whitby, North Yorkshire #CampervanWriter #Travel

Blogging, Campervan Writer, Travel, Wellbeing

How One of My Travel Writing Goals Came True During Lockdown #CampervanWriter #Goals

If you check my bio on any of the social media platforms I use, you’ll see two words repeated over and over – writing and travel. You may think this means I’m the next Bill Bryson or Sara Wheeler, but sadly no. My travel adventures aren’t quite as epic as Antarctica. No, they’re more likely… Continue reading How One of My Travel Writing Goals Came True During Lockdown #CampervanWriter #Goals

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

Authors, Books, Fun Stuff, Reading, Travel, Wellbeing, Writing Tools

#ProductReview iBeani: eReader and iPad Bean Bag #iBeani

Product Review Product: iBeani: iPad, Tablet, and eReader Bean Bag Stand Colour: Purple. Company: iBeani® My Rating: 5 Star My Review: I was given this product by a lovely gentleman I met through a networking group, Dean Billington, Director at Triton Telecom Ltd. As he knew I was an avid reader he thought it might… Continue reading #ProductReview iBeani: eReader and iPad Bean Bag #iBeani

Book Review, Book Reviews, Children's Fiction, Fiction, Travel

#ChildrensBook Destination: Space by Dr. Dave Williams #BookReview by @ScifiandScary #Astronomy

Title: Destination: Space Author: Dr. Dave Williams Category: Children's Book/Astronomy Review by: Scifi and Scary Blurb for Destination: Space Will humans ever be able to live on other planets? Former NASA astronaut Dr. Dave Williams is the person to ask. It turns out that Earth is a pretty good place to live. Finding other habitable… Continue reading #ChildrensBook Destination: Space by Dr. Dave Williams #BookReview by @ScifiandScary #Astronomy

Blogging, Books, Fiction, Fun Stuff, Historical Fiction, The Writing Process, Travel, Writing, Writing Tools, Young Adult

Writing Research – How I’m Using My Love of History #Vikings #WritingTips

Writing Research Writing fantasy fiction allows me to bend the rules, make stuff up, and be as creative as I want to be. I’ve invented realms, worlds, and races for my Guardian Series, I’ve run with a werewolf pack through Sherwood Forest in my Hood Academy Series, and I’ve turned little red riding hood into… Continue reading Writing Research – How I’m Using My Love of History #Vikings #WritingTips