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

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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

Blogging, Fun Stuff, Travel

Visiting #LakeGarda in the Autumn #TravelTuesday #Italy

Going abroad later in the year isn’t something I’ve done before. Travelling overseas has always been a summer activity for my family and me. We tick off the days on our calendar until the hot weather arrives and we save our pennies for the ice creams, new flip flops, and customary local merchandise (yes, I’ve… Continue reading Visiting #LakeGarda in the Autumn #TravelTuesday #Italy

Blogging, Fun Stuff, Inspirational, Social Media, Travel, Wellbeing

Magical Mystery Tour: Part II #Travel #America

Last time, I shared my tales from Celebration and Disney Springs (you can read that post HERE), today I want to spread a little fairy dust and invite you to visit Cinderella’s castle as we head to Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Yes, this is the portion of my trip that was full on… Continue reading Magical Mystery Tour: Part II #Travel #America

Authors, Book Review, Book Reviews, Books, Humour, Indie Author, Non Fiction, Travel

#BookReviews Do Not Wash Hands In Plates by @BarbTaub #humour #Travel

#BookReview Do Not Wash Hands in Plates by Barb Taub Author: Barb Taub, (Photography) Janine Smith, Jaya Ayyer. Category: Travel/Humour My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Review: The title and colourful cover design are an instant attraction and offer an insight of what to expect when you pick up a copy of Do Not… Continue reading #BookReviews Do Not Wash Hands In Plates by @BarbTaub #humour #Travel

Books, Friday Five Challenge, Fun Stuff, Non Fiction, Social Media, The Writing Process, Writing, Writing Tools

Would you BUY or PASS? 1,000 Places to See Before You Die #FridayFiveChallenge #NonFiction #Travel

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? 1,000 Places to See Before You Die #FridayFiveChallenge #NonFiction #Travel