Category Archives: The Writing Life

Classic Comfort reads…

Now that the A-Z of books is drawing to a close (it’s the letter V next), I thought I’d start a new +/- monthly series, and this time, let other people choose the books too. I’m starting today, and next … Continue reading

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A sneak peek inside Daria’s Daughter… #newbook

I’m very excited about my new book, published next week by the lovely people at Hobeck Books. It’s set in my old home town, Glasgow, so today we’ll have a look at some of the places in the book, and … Continue reading

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The ‘U’ Books… #A-Z books

This series is an adaptation of something I saw on Twitter – people were posting 26 books in 26 days, each title beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. However, I’m planning on taking around 26 months to get … Continue reading

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Alison Gray and Peony Rose…

Alison Gray is no stranger to my blog, so I was really pleased last week to hear she had released Peony Rose, the final instalment of her DS Abby Foulkes crime series. Getting this book finished is in itself a … Continue reading

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The ‘T’ Books… #A-Z books

This series is an adaptation of something I saw on Twitter – people were posting 26 books in 26 days, each title beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. However, I’m planning on taking around 26 months to get … Continue reading

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(Almost) Silent Sunday…

Cold January in one corner of N. E. Switzerland. A winter-empty whirlpool fountain, and the remains of a muted New Year celebration. A local hotel, locked down and waiting for customers. Beavers have been at work in the woods near … Continue reading

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2020 – the year that was…

Well. I usually give my New Year post the subheading: the best of times and the worst of times. But there wasn’t much about 2020 that was ‘best’, though we can sum up the lowlights of the past twelve months … Continue reading

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The ‘S’ books… #A-Z books

This series is an adaptation of something I saw on Twitter – people were posting 26 books in 26 days, each title beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. However, I’m planning on taking around 26 months to get … Continue reading

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Crime for Christmas…

Welcome to the third and final week of my Christmas reads posts – it’s crime fiction today, and I have three fabulous and very different books for you!(Click the covers to see the books on Amazon.) Love is a driving … Continue reading

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Short stories for Christmas…

Welcome to week two of my Christmas reads – it’s anthologies this week. I contributed to two of these, and one is a freebie – keep reading!(Click the cover images to see the books on Amazon or the publisher’s website.) … Continue reading

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