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Happy New Year #SundayBlogShare A Year of Blogging Fun

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Another year comes to a close, and we all breathe a sigh of relief. 2016 was a tough one, for many reasons. We lost far too many icons from the stage and screen, as well as family and friends who left us with a hole in our heart.

On the positive side, we are all still here, relatively healthy (not including the festive over-indulgence!), happy, and hopefully determined to make 2017 a better year.

Blogging is a huge part of my life, and I’m looking forward to sharing more valuable content over the next twelve months. Many of my blog readers will know this blog well and, I hope, enjoy my book reviews, the author and blogger interviews I’ve shared, as well as the random musings of my mind.

The most popular features for 2016 were my Reader Spot interviews where I invited the incredible book bloggers I’ve met online to share their passion for reading and reviewing. You can read all the interviews HERE.

My Monday Muse feature was also well received and gave me an opportunity to share some of the outstanding women and characters who have inspired my writing. You can read all the Monday Muse posts HERE.

I was honoured to appear on a host of blogs and websites this year, as well as featuring in Writers’ Forum Magazine. You can read all my interviews HERE.

I’m not sure if many of you are aware that I also write another blog, Motivate Me, which is celebrating its fifth birthday today and 133,000 page views! I neglected this platform a little in 2016, but I hope to focus more on my motivational blog over the coming months. I’d love for you to pop over and join me for an inspirational boost, a holistic look at health and wellbeing, and to share your lifestyle goals.

2017 is going to be a positive year, full of joy, good intentions, incredible books, and new friendships. I’m so grateful that you have joined me on my blogging journey and I look forward to sharing a prosperous future with you all.

Thank you for the likes, comments, and shares. Your interaction is hugely appreciated.

Happy New Year xxx

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#MondayMuse Guest Post from author, @JeanBooth – For The Love of My Sister #MondayBlogs

 

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Monday Muse – Inspirational people surround us at every turn.  To celebrate some of the incredible women who continue to motivate us on our writing journey I post a Monday Muse dedicated to the women/characters who are our artistic inspiration.

Who is your Muse?

Today, on the Big Blue Takeover I am delighted to welcome Jean Booth, author of Zombie War to talk about her Monday Muse. Over to Jean…

I don’t have any one specific person that is my artistic inspiration. When I wrote Zombie War, my younger sister, Sarah was on my mind. She has an inner strength to her that I don’t think she saw for a long time. She had always been quite unsure of herself, but I could see beneath that uncertainty to the strong, capable woman she’s growing into. I wrote this book, in part, to show her her strength. Continue reading “#MondayMuse Guest Post from author, @JeanBooth – For The Love of My Sister #MondayBlogs”

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#MondayMuse Guest Post by @adtrosper ‘Writers Who Inspire Me’ #MondayBlogs

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Kicking off the Big Blue Takeover we have a guest post from fantasy author, A.D.Trosper who writes the wonderfully descriptive, Dragon’s Call series.

Audra is sharing her Monday Muse – not one, not two, but four of the writers who inspired her writing career. Over to Audra…

Inspirational people surround us at every turn.  To celebrate some of the incredible people who continue to motivate us on our writing journey we look at the writers who are our artistic inspiration

Writers who inspired me by A.D.Trosper Continue reading “#MondayMuse Guest Post by @adtrosper ‘Writers Who Inspire Me’ #MondayBlogs”

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#MondayMuse Influenced by the Magic of J.K.Rowling #MondayBlogs

Inspirational people surround us at every turn.  To celebrate some of the incredible women who continue to motivate me on my writing journey I look at the women/characters who are my artistic inspiration.

Monday Muse

Last time I honoured the fictional character of Alice from Alice in Wonderland. You can read that post HERE.  Today, I’m devoting the Monday Muse to a lady who celebrated her birthday recently, and who needs no introduction.

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On 31st July I watched my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feed fill up with images and quotes dedicated to Joanne Kathleen Rowling in celebration of her birthday. The world wanted to share their love for this incredible author who has had such a huge impact on the lives of young and old alike. Continue reading “#MondayMuse Influenced by the Magic of J.K.Rowling #MondayBlogs”

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#MondayMuse Inspired by Alice in Wonderland

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Inspirational people surround us at every turn.  To celebrate some of the incredible women who continue to motivate me on my writing journey I look at the women/characters who are my artistic inspiration.

Last time I honoured fictional film character, Andie from Pretty in Pink. You can read that post HERE.  Today, I’m devoting the Monday Muse to another fictional character, Alice in Wonderland.

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The school holidays are upon us (whoop whoop), and I’ve taken full advantage of the summer sunshine, discounted travel, and staycation deals and whisked my three teens off to London for a few days. Continue reading “#MondayMuse Inspired by Alice in Wonderland”

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#MondayMuse Inspired to be Pretty in Pink #MondayBlogs

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Inspirational people surround us at every turn.  To celebrate some of the incredible women who continue to motivate me on my writing journey I look at the women/characters who are my artistic inspiration.

Last time I honoured screen icon, Audrey Hepburn. You can read that post HERE.  Today, I’m devoting the Monday Muse to a fictional character who taught me that being unique is the best way to be.

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Molly Ringwald played the role of Andie, in Pretty in Pink, a 1986 American romantic comedy about social cliques in high school. Continue reading “#MondayMuse Inspired to be Pretty in Pink #MondayBlogs”

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#MondayMuse Celebrating Icon Audrey Hepburn #MondayBlogs

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Inspirational people surround us at every turn.  To celebrate some of the incredible women who continue to motivate me on my writing journey I post a Monday Muse dedicated to the women/characters who are my artistic inspiration.

Last time I honoured author, Louise Hay. You can read that post HERE.  Today, I’m devoting the Monday Muse to the much-loved actress, Audrey Hepburn.

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I’m so happy that my thirteen-year-old daughter is an avid Audrey Hepburn fan too, it means we can have girlie nights full of popcorn and golden oldie films. I’ll never forget the first time I sat her down to watch Roman Holiday. She thought the telly was broken until I explained what ‘black and white’ films were all about! Continue reading “#MondayMuse Celebrating Icon Audrey Hepburn #MondayBlogs”