Shirley Wells's Blog, page 5

February 25, 2013

Today, I'm over on talking about why characters' names give me sleepless nights. Pop over if you get chance.

One minute it's Friday, the next it's Monday. How does that happen? Hope you're having a good Monday!

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Published on February 25, 2013 08:32 • 31 views

February 22, 2013

Last week, if you'd asked me about favourite poets and poems, I would have rattled off an eclectic  list of poems from Byron, Leonard Cohen or Philip Larkin to name only three.

Yesterday, I was in the car feeling pretty fed up about something. …

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Published on February 22, 2013 04:12 • 24 views

February 15, 2013

I forgot to mention that the clever authors at my other home, the Not Your Usual Suspects blog, decided to celebrate Valentine's Day in their own way. I ducked out of it but several authors are treating you to an eight-part mystery round robin. …

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Published on February 15, 2013 01:58 • 30 views

February 12, 2013

There's a reason I haven't been updating this blog as regularly as I was. My website/blog software only runs on a Mac computer and, because my MacBook died, only my Mac desktop computer has been available. That sits in my lovely office where I used to spend most of my time. …

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Published on February 12, 2013 23:14 • 21 views

February 1, 2013

I'm delighted to see the back of January. What with dogs getting wood stuck in their mouths, idiots reversing their cars into concrete pillars (ahem), visits to dentists, tax bills to pay, car repair bills to pay … let's just say I'm hoping February will be better.

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Published on February 01, 2013 01:32 • 29 views

January 30, 2013

I saw a lovely review for Presumed Dead which has cheered me up no end. The reviewer called it "A brilliantly written crime book that hooks you from the first page." Yay! It always seems especially exciting to get a good review for a book that's been 'out there' for a couple of years. …

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Published on January 30, 2013 02:40 • 29 views

January 25, 2013

I can happily report that there have been no major mishaps at Chez Wells since my last post. I've even managed to get some writing done. Of course, there's still time … and my car is still being repaired. I'd be a lot happier if I didn't keep thinking of the Father Ted episode when Ted tries to hammer a small dent out of this car

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Published on January 25, 2013 01:45 • 59 views

January 21, 2013

Drum roll … I'm finally updating my blog. Read on to discover why life sometimes intrudes and stops me doing things.

Greetings from a very snowy Lancashire. Here's a particularly naff picture.

The bird table is somewhere under there…

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Published on January 21, 2013 02:33 • 57 views

January 5, 2013

I'm really thrilled to be able to show off the cover for the lovely Carol Kilgore's latest book, SOLOMON'S COMPASS. And what a cover it is. I think it's gorgeous. What do you think?








I love the colours and the way everything - compass, map, water - screams mystery. 

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Published on January 05, 2013 02:12 • 34 views

January 1, 2013

I'm back at my desk after the festivities - and it's covered in all sorts of stuff that I meant to sort out over the holidays. I have piles and piles of paperwork that I shall, um, move somewhere else. So much for being more organised in 2013. :)

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Published on January 01, 2013 03:05 • 19 views