Authors, Book Review, Book Reviews, Books, Young Adult

#BookReview Fire & Flood by @AuthorVScott #YA #TuesdayBookBlog

#BookReview Fire & Flood (Book One) by Victoria Scott #YA My Rating: 5 out of 5 I discovered this book on a rainy afternoon as I browsed my local bookshop.  The beautiful cover drew me in straight away, and the blurb intrigued me, offering a story about a mysterious competition through treacherous terrain to win… Continue reading #BookReview Fire & Flood by @AuthorVScott #YA #TuesdayBookBlog

Book Review, Books, Fiction, Friday Five Challenge, Fun Stuff, The Writing Process, Writing, Writing Tools

Would you BUY or PASS? The Christmas Violin #FridayFiveChallenge

Welcome to the ‘Friday Five Challenge.' Would you BUY or PASS if you had only a thumbnail image and five minutes to decide? Welcome to the #FridayFiveChallenge.  The original idea comes from Rosie Amber, and you can join up at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com The rules are laid out at the end of this post if you fancy… Continue reading Would you BUY or PASS? The Christmas Violin #FridayFiveChallenge

Authors, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

#BookReview Death & Dominion by @carolJhedges #TuesdayBookBlog

  Death & Dominion by Carol J Hedges My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars London 1862. We are instantly swept along the streets of Victorian London in all its glory, where we meet the darkly handsome, Mark Hawksley and his companions, for the third in Carol Hedges’ Victorian Sensational Novel Series. Across London, we… Continue reading #BookReview Death & Dominion by @carolJhedges #TuesdayBookBlog

Books, Fiction, Fun Stuff, Indie Author, Non Fiction, Reader's Spot, Writing Tools

Meet an avid reader on the ‘Reader’s Spot’ #TuesdayBookBlog

The ‘Reader’s Spot’ is a new feature where we will share the bookish love of our readers, from young adult to romance, chick-lit to murder mystery.  We will look at where they shop, why they read a specific genre, and where to find them on social media.  I hope you enjoy this series. If you… Continue reading Meet an avid reader on the ‘Reader’s Spot’ #TuesdayBookBlog

Book Reviews, Fiction, Friday Five Challenge, Fun Stuff

BUY or PASS? An anniversary post for the #FridayFiveChallenge

Welcome to the ‘Friday Five Challenge.' Would you BUY or PASS if you had only a thumbnail image and five minutes to decide? Welcome to the #FridayFiveChallenge. The original idea comes from Rosie Amber, and you can join up at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com The rules are laid out at the end of this post if you fancy… Continue reading BUY or PASS? An anniversary post for the #FridayFiveChallenge

Book Reviews, Fiction, Fun Stuff, Non Fiction, The Writing Process, Writing, Writing Tools, Young Adult

My Reading Challenge Update

  As a writer, there is one task that matters more than most – reading. Reading the work of other writers can only improve our vocabulary, sentence structure and knowledge of the craft. I have always been an avid reader, as a child I could be found nestled in between my bed and the radiator,… Continue reading My Reading Challenge Update

Fiction, Flash Fiction Challenge, Fun Stuff, Pinterest, The Writing Process, Writing, Writing Tools

Writing Challenge Is A Doorway To…

  Flash Fiction Writing Challenge Inspired by one of my Pinterest boards, this is a flash fiction writing challenge based on the following theme: ‘Doorway to…’ “The door you are afraid to enter might lead you to the most beautiful and magical places.” Use one of the images below as inspiration, write a 300-word flash fiction… Continue reading Writing Challenge Is A Doorway To…

Book Reviews, Fiction, Friday Five Challenge, Fun Stuff

Friday Five Challenge

  Welcome to the ‘Friday Five Challenge.' The original idea for the #FridayFiveChallenge comes from Rosie Amber at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com In today's online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions on small postage stamp size book covers (thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they spend making that buying… Continue reading Friday Five Challenge

Blogging, Book Reviews, Fiction, Friday Five Challenge

Friday Five Challenge

Welcome to my first contribution to the Friday Five Challenge (Original idea from Rosie Amber at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com) Anyone can join in - just follow the rules: IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES... 1) Go to any online book supplier, 2) Randomly choose a category, 3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your… Continue reading Friday Five Challenge

Indie Author, Pinterest, Self Publishing, The Writing Process, Writing

Using Pinterest as a Writer

As a kid, the walls of my bedroom were covered in posters. I had favourite bands and artists, and also the actors from TV shows I followed, they were spread across every square inch of space. Posters were one of the simple pleasures in life, one that I miss now I’m a grown up. Fortunately,… Continue reading Using Pinterest as a Writer