I took a bit of a break to spend a lot of time thinking and more time writing the next book in the Blind Series. I thought I'd dangle some teasers here for you. I won't guarantee that each of these teasers will make the final cut, but the book is being written. In the process it is some... Read more of this blog post »
Well, the weather here in the UK has been spectacularly bad for the past two days. The rain has had been thinking it might be time for an ark or two but the sun does seem to be making some sort of effort this afternoon to show its face, but it does need to hurry up a bit!
In the face of naff... Read more of this blog post »
When I branched out from romance to mystery, I wasn't sure what would happen. Would I enjoy writing mysteries as much as bringing couples together for happily-ever-after?
The verdict is in--I love writing mysteries, putting a literary puzzle together, delving into a different type of research mat... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve used Noisetrade for years to find new music; you can download EPs and sometimes full albums for free, or in exchange for a tip of your choice. You do get signed up for the musician’s mailing list in exchange, but I’ve always found it more than worthwhile.
Now Noisetrade offers books, too, so...Read more of this blog post »
Over the last few months, I’ve started getting a bit more involved in self-defence stuff, specifically women’s self-defence. I got into this through learning escrima – we take some fundamental concepts and apply them for students who have no martial experience whatsoever, in the hope of giving th...Read more of this blog post »
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Katherine Howard is the dirty joke of the Tudor era.
The second of Henry VIII's wives to be executed, she is a tragic figure, but there is not the same level of outrage over her fate. Many who have studied the life of Anne Boleyn believe that the charges of adultery and incest and... Read more of this blog post »
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On their honeymoon in France four years ago, Holly Carlisle developed a passion for photography after tinkering with husband Scott’s charming old film camera. She’s now a pro who, in additionto running her floral design business Rosegolden Flowers, shoots travel, editorial, and still life work r...Read more of this blog post »
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You'll find a downloadable excerpt from the up-coming Tower of Thorns (Blackthorn & Grim book 2.) Read more of this blog post »
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Have you ever faced this dilemma?
It’s the almost-empty toilet paper roll. Does it have 13 squares left or 5? Will it be sufficient for the next visitor? It’s hard to tell, but basic tenets of thrift suggest that we not waste it.
On our last hotel stay, our kind cleaning staff handl...Read more of this blog post »
The Huffington Post is talking about the All the Bright Places movie! (I love being included with the film’s director, Miguel Arteta, and our star, Elle Fanning!)
I still can’t believe I’m writing the script!!!!
Bear WantedThe Grizzly ListBook OneJulia Talbot
Genre: Gay, Bear Shifter, M/M PNR
Publisher: ARe Books
Date of Publication: July 1, 2015
Word Count: 20,000
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron Hill
He always wanted a bear to keep him warm at night…
Lane knows want he wants in... Read more of this blog post »
Have you read and met all the Hard Ink couples yet? If not, now’s the time!
Because for four more days – between now and July 31 – you get to... Read more of this blog post »
I really, really don’t know. I see this stuff all the time and it SEEMS like the big companies have some patience for it, but I don’t know the legalities or the limits. I’m sorry. I think one day it’s entirely possible that Disney or Warners or some other big company might just decide not to allo...Read more of this blog post »
I know, right? But here it is, and here’s the skinny.
First up, I’M ON TWITTER. You thought it’d never happen, but it did. Befollow me on @_ChrisWooding_ where you can hear splurts of random communications involving whatever I just tripped over that morning. It’s better than waiting for my tri-yea...Read more of this blog post »
Stranger than FictionSusan Spann
I set my Shinobi Mysteries in 16th century Japan because I love to travel... Read more of this blog post »
Over eight decades ago, while pondering the heavily-armored dinosaur Scolosaurus, the eccentric paleontologist Franz Nopcsa proposed what is probably one of the oddest ideas in the annals of paleobiological speculation. Scolosaurus was a low-slung quadruped that shuffled around what were then tho...Read more of this blog post »
In his recent interview with Walter Russell Mead, Sen. John McCain pointedly mentioned that he used to describe Russia as a gas station masquerading as a country. Now, after revising for accuracy, he describes it as a mafia-run gas station masquerading as a country.Even in bad times, any good maf... Read more of this blog post »
A good piece of fiction opens by putting together some sort of knot that will have to be untangled by the end of the narrative. This knot can be constructed from characters who are at cross-purposes, or from a problem that has to be solved, a journey undertaken, a visitor whose presence challenge...Read more of this blog post »
A Matter of When by Eden Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A book that combined two of my biggest passions - a beautiful story and music. What's not to love? Especially if it's flavored with more of my heart's delights:
- strong female AND male supporting characters
- villains who appear scarily mu... Read more of this blog post »
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This set was inspired by THE GRISHA TRILOGY by Leigh Bardugo. I wanted Alina to have ALL the outerwear, so she has an everyday, military-style jacket and boots, as well as a formal fur coat and more elegant snowboots (and muff!) for those nights when she has to be th...
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