Jenny Twist's Blog: Things That Go Bump in the Night

August 16, 2018

Hi everyone
My interview on the Authors Show is live today.
I sound like a Victorian schoolmistress with a speech impediment but don’t let that hold you back. Click on the link! https://wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthors...
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Published on August 16, 2018 04:03

August 2, 2018

The Owl Goddess has been selected for the Cover of the Month Competition. To stay in the competition it has to be in the top 100. Presently it’s at No. 112. If you’d like to vote, here is the link: https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-mo...
You can vote again in 6 days (it it’s still in the running).
This cover is special to me because my dearest friend, the great artist, Caroline Ritson painted the picture of Athena with her owl.
Cover designed by Novel Prevue.
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Published on August 02, 2018 02:21 • 17 views

April 25, 2018

Yesterday Jeremy Corbyn had a meeting with the heads of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and Board of Deputies (BoD). Afterwards Jonathan Goldstein and Jonathan Arkush labelled it a “disappointing missed opportunity” with little achieved. What they wanted, apparently, included stronger personal leadership, a swift resolution of party disciplinary cases such as that of Ken Livingstone, and Labour adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

I assume that by ‘strong personal leadership’ they mean someone who shouts a lot, like, for instance, Theresa May. Jeremy Corbyn has pulled together a political party shattered and without direction after years of Blairism and put it back on its proper course, that of socialism. He has more than doubled the membership of the party since winning the leadership contest and he has demonstrated that the Labour Party is electable. I think that demonstrates very strong personal leadership.

When we examine antisemitism in the party we should consider the following:
1. There is antisemitism in all the parties and indeed in society at large. It is much more rife in the Tory Party than in the Labour Party, of which only 0.3% are deemed to be anti-Semitic. So why is Labour being singled out? (Clue: there is an election coming up. You can draw a parallel between this and Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign).
2. Jeremy Corbyn has demonstrated over and over again that he believes in the rule of law and that neither war nor punishment of individuals should take place until the evidence has been examined and ruled upon. So the disciplinary hearings are taking time? At least there are disciplinary hearings. Where are the Tory disciplinary hearings? The Labour Party is the ONLY political party which is investigating antisemitism in its ranks.

3. The definition of antisemitism which the Jewish leaders urged Labour to adopt includes criticism of the State of Israel if conceived as a Jewish collectivity. What is the State of Israel if it is not a Jewish collectivity. This definition effectively bars criticism of the State of Israel – full-stop.
Bear in mind that this group of Jewish leaders does not represent all Jewish people. A great many Jews would themselves be defined as antisemitic using this definition of antisemitism.

Let's get real. Jeremy Corbyn is known to be anti-racist, pacifist and law-abiding. He believes in justice and is unlikely to sack people until the case is proved. He is definitely going to criticise cruel regimes. None of this is anti-Semitic. This whole thing has been blown out of proportion in order to distract the British people from the far more urgent issue of the impending elections. (Note, I did NOT say more important).

The Labour Party is the ONLY political party which is investigating antisemitism in its ranks. Cut them some slack and give them time to investigate properly. And in the meantime, why not investigate antisemitism in the Tory Party?
If you would like to read the Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism follow this link:
https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/...
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Published on April 25, 2018 03:34 • 424 views

February 26, 2018

Glad to have the opportunity to participate in Women in Horror Month. I’d be SO grateful if you would read the interview and leave a comment on the site.
Thanks, everyone
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Published on February 26, 2018 01:25 • 11 views • Tags: horror

January 2, 2018

Six Tales of Christmas by Jenny Twist
Hi everyone

Six Tales of Christmas has been selected to take part in the All Author Cover of the Month contest. I'd be really grateful if you could go to the site and vote, It's presently at no.20. I need 10 more votes to get it in the top ten.
https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-mo...
Love
Jenny
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Published on January 02, 2018 09:50 • 1 view • Tags: anthology, christmas, heartwarming, short-stories

December 8, 2017

My Christmas anthologies appear today on Manic Scribbler – my favourite blog.
I’d be very grateful if you have the time to drop by the site and leave a comment.

Love
Jenny

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Published on December 08, 2017 02:32 • 3 views • Tags: anthology, christmas, heartwarming, short-stories

November 25, 2017

Six Tales of Christmas Six Tales of Christmas by Jenny TwistAlbert is terrified that his interfering niece will not only ruin his Christmas but take over his life. Luckily help is at hand.


Mary and Joe get lost on their way to visit Mary’s mum in Cornwall. Then Mary goes into labour earlier than expected, but just in time they find a village inn.


Robert is stuck in a nursing home for Christmas and he is not happy. The food is awful and there is nothing for him to do – until he meets an unexpected ally.


Jamey only wants one thing for Christmas. He wants his Daddy to come home. But first he has to kill the alien.


Jim Durrant, university don at Oxford, is trapped in the memory of his lost, beloved wife. When his family comes to stay with him for Christmas, he and his grandson write their letters to Santa Claus and Jim asks for the impossible – the return of his dead love.

Fred Barlow is a happy man. He has everything he wants in life. Well, except for maybe just one thing . . .

Six heart-warming Christmas stories with a gift for you at the end. Well, what would Christmas be without a ghost story?

myBook.to/SixTC
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Published on November 25, 2017 10:13 • 6 views • Tags: anthology, christmas, heartwarming, short-stories

October 31, 2017

All three of my horror/ghost story anthologies priced at 99c/99p from Today until Wed 1st Nov.
Author.to/JennyTwist
Tales from the Dark Side
Take One at Bedtime
Tales of the Mantequero
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Published on October 31, 2017 04:04 • 2 views

October 28, 2017

All three of my horror/ghost story anthologies will be priced at 99c/99p from Mon 30th October till Wed 1st Nov.
Tales from the Dark Side
Take One at Bedtime
Tales of the Mantequero
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Published on October 28, 2017 08:29 • 1 view • Tags: anthology, ghosts, horror, short-stories, vampires

October 22, 2017

Tales from the Dark Side by Jenny TwistTales from the Dark SideTALES FROM THE DARK SIDE
Live on Amazon, my Halloween anthology.
A memory from babyhood comes back to haunt a sixteen year old.

A woman hears an alien voice in her head calling her.

An old lady is terrified by the dark figure that waits at the bottom of the stairs.

A crippled locksmith only goes out at night.

A young woman stays overnight with her boyfriend and his eccentric family but nobody warns her about Uncle Vernon.

An aging spinster goes to watch the Easter Parade but this year there is an unexpected participant.

A mother gets the telegram informing her that her beloved son has been killed in action and she makes a fateful wish . . .

Plus Thirteen Words – three short – very short – horror stories.


Be scared, be very scared. myBook.to/tftds
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Published on October 22, 2017 04:47 • 1 view • Tags: anthology, horror, short-stories, vampires

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Jenny Twist
The Best of September 2011 votes are in and tallied. Congrats to Eve Berlin who won Best Cover for DESIRE'S EDGE. And congrats to Jenny Twist who won Best First Chapter for TAKE ONE AT BEDTIME.
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