Half Year Wrap Up

What an absolutely crazy start to the year, it has been - ridiculous. Literally cannot keep up with all the crazy things that have happened. But we have made it to the middle of the year(ish) and I hope you all have been staying safe. Plants I'm going to begin with plants because I like... Continue Reading →

Sleep & Creativity

Losing a bit of sleep is not a big deal and is just a general part of life. But its very easy for a lack of sleep to become the norm when are you trying to get everything done. I know many people who will forgo sleep in favour of completing a draft / blog... Continue Reading →

The Jane Austen Society

I was very kindly gifted the audiobook by: The Orion Publishing Group. Blurb: Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable. One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England's... Continue Reading →

PM Press: Submission Call

I am really pleased to share with you a submission call from PM Press. Who are they? We are a Kindle-First imprint of Holland House Books that specialises in crime, thriller and dystopian fiction. Phaidra Robinson and Mia Skevington set up PM Press in April 2020 in order to pursue their respective loves of true... Continue Reading →

Book Spotlight: Lake Effect

Book Blurb: Mysterious marina accidents. Destroyed evidence. Can a tenacious reporter decipher the twisted clues at a small-town lake? Jordan Reed is burned out from all the attention on her previous high-profile story. But when a new lead lands in her lap, she reluctantly postpones her vacation to investigate a classic New England marina. With... Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Support Authors

We all love books or I'm assuming you do (bit odd if you don't and are still here but hey I don't judge). As I have a love for books I also want to support authors. The more I've interacted with authors / writers the more I have found that writing full time can be... Continue Reading →

Sounds to write to.

Everyone has a different mindset or space that they like to get into when writing, and music / sounds are a big part of that. There have been several scientific studies into music and productivity, the article linked below is a good read and provides a nice overview of research conducted. The science backed ways... Continue Reading →

Snap Review: Avenge The Dead

Avenge the Dead Blog Tour - Organised by #damnpebblesblogtours Sometimes murder is the only way to get even… Four friends with dark secrets. One killer out for revenge. DI Frank Farrell and DS McLeod are tasked with investigating the brutal murder of a defence solicitor’s wife in Dumfries. It’s been over a year since they... Continue Reading →

8 Tips for writing a murder mystery

I've always wondered how to write a murder mystery I absolutely love love love murder mystery books/ crime novels, always have done always will. I truly enjoy being drawn through a scenario of did this happen or that? How did it happen, who did it and why? Being fed tiny pieces of information - slowly... Continue Reading →

Struggling for ideas?

Ideas are the best and also the worst thing about writing, be it coming up with an interesting blog post, writing a short story or embarking on a 5 book series. They are great when they just 'ping' in your mind. Whether it be random ideas that seem to spring out of nowhere or something... Continue Reading →

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