To attract an audience, you’ll need to stand out in a crowd. Authors who have searched online for guarantees of success in their book signings know there isn’t a magic formula. The things some writers claim work for them is negated by others. When I planned my first... Read more of this blog post »
But when you get to the debate over what abortion is and is it right, n... Read more of this blog post »
Chang and Eng were born joined at the hip in Siam in 1811. They left for the US in their late teens. They had a good run in the circu... Read more of this blog post »
This story was recounted by an elderly woman who was being interviewed. What she had to say was definitely haunting...
Free d... Read more of this blog post »
As I sit on the plane, flying home to Cork from England, with my husband Tom and youngest son, Robin at either side of me I doze off. Getting up at 5.30am is my worst n... Read more of this blog post »
How China purchased a prime cut of America’s pork industry
Indiana scrambling like the devil to become the pork king of the United States through such transactions - just what I feared is going to... Read more of this blog post »
FIENDIST PLOT TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE THWARTED! A quality control engineer at a pencil factory in V-13 sector was arrested several dayst... Read more of this blog post »
After many months of hard research, and a year of enjoyable writing, I am very pleased to announce that my latest novel has just been published. The title is Shadows of War and it is a Second World War spy thriller – a sequel to Traitor’s Gate.
We all know that the Duke of Windsor was a Nazi symp... Read more of this blog post »
CBS has just announced the cancellation of its series “Under the Dome,” based on the book of the same name by Stephen King.
Since 2013, Under the Dome was filmed here in Wilmington, which is why I watched it. I think they filmed... Read more of this blog post »
Image – Shuttersock: Val Thoermer
One of the chapters of Like The Flowing River describes how Paulo Coelho and his wife discovered Nordic Walking. They loved the activity because though it was rigorous and burnt a lot of calories, it did not make them tired at all. One day, Coelho went online and...Read more of this blog post »
(Image Skynews.com: the body of 3/ 4 year child refugee washes up on a beach in Turkey)
Peoples of Europe: which one of us can continue to sit in our safe homes and view the horrendous suffering of humanity that is displayed minute by minute on TV and in newspapers?
Now is the time to stand up and... Read more of this blog post »
It was 10.59a.m., a bank holiday on the 14th Oct... Read more of this blog post »
I recently returned from a few weeks touring Copenhagen, a little of Sweden, and Edinburgh, Scotland. As usual, I brought some form of computer with me so I could work (because I feel at odds with the world if I dont). I worked on 'Hide the Elephant' during the ea... Read more of this blog post »
If you can’t make it that’s fine, but remember: Every time you don’t buy one of my books, Donald Trump’s hair strangles a pigeon. Think of the pigeons. Read more of this blog post »
My husband has an idea for a book. It’s a great idea based on a bit of real-world technology that would make a cracking thriller. He’s been brewing this for a year or more. Finally, he asked me plaintively, “Okay, I’ve got the idea for the book, but how do I get the characters? How do I know who...Read more of this blog post »
It all started with the announcement of needing cataract surgery. 'It is to clear up the eyes,' they claimed.
A few days after the first eye was done, I met my father in the... Read more of this blog post »
Film Reviews for the week, friends. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON and A WALK IN THE WOODS. Two good films for a very different... Read more of this blog post »
صورة مؤلمة، بشعة، مخزية لا تكاد تفارقني. شاحنة تقف بشموخ على كتف طريق نمسوي أخضر. لا أحد في الخارج. سكون مريب.. والكون ينصت صاغراً لأصوات نحيب.
قبضات تطرق جدران الشاحنة، ولكن ليس هناك من يسمع. في الداخل صراخ وعويل يتحول بعد ساعات إلى نشيج، ثم تبدأ الأصو... Read more of this blog post »
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This volume of Uncle Scrooge Comics collect Uncle Scrooge stories from the 1950s by Carl Barks combining epic style adventures that would become the basic for the TV show Duck Tales (one story "The Lemming with the Locke... Read more of this blog post »
Aleta is still heartbroken over her divorce. She seems like an easy target for a killer, but he doesn't know a ghost from his past is trying to warn her before it's too late. She feels as though someone is always watching, but... Read more of this blog post »
"The Lord said to him, 'I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will alw... Read more of this blog post »
"The next step in the life of the Stream Tone is for lots of other people to become involved. To bring their collective experience, ideas, intellects, knowledge, skills, and understanding to bear on the challenge of how to cre... Read more of this blog post »
(NOTE: If the author of the book in question below happens to read this and recognizes herself, I beg her please not to "out" herself by commenting! She is fabulous. I just have an allergy to DRM.)
Well... I should have seen... Read more of this blog post »
I had planned on working on the third Alien book again to finish it, but I haven't followed my plan because of the... Read more of this blog post »
It’s been an exciting summer!
In July I published one of my favorite short stories—Cuffed. It’s a true story about a frightening yet entertaining event that happened one night long ago when I worked the graveyard shift in a local pharmacy. That night the criminal was no match for me. If interes...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been reading The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion for nearly a week, a grand hulking book at 500+ pages. I spent Sunday afternoon in my hammock with it, and when I was finished, I’d never felt so languid. I do one day want to write an essay about Joan Didion, Mad Men, and longing....Read more of this blog post »
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