So finally after 7 months of writing, editing, proof reading, more editing and having other people proof read it – my book will be ready as a paperback on Amazon (from Createspace print-on-demand) in 2-3 days time. And you’ve guessed it – I’m excited. It’s available;e for pre-order from Amazon Kindle. This is my first adult… Continue reading EXCITED!
The Norfolk Broads is a most spectacular place in Norfolk and is home to some incredible species of animals and birds such as kingfishers, herons, otters and bittern. Recently I’ve been inspired to take time from writing to paint some beautiful sunsets of the landscape. I hope you like them.
I love it when people come to me asking for advice as they’d like to write a book, but they don’t quite know where to start. Some people want to write their life stories, while others have a book they are desperately wanting to get down on paper. Last weekend my husband and I went to… Continue reading How do you write your book?
My new book is coming out next year in less than a month. The date chosen will be the 18th anniversary of my father’s death. He was a natural storyteller and in honour of his creative ability I wanted to give him something special. This book was written 15 years ago and had been saved and… Continue reading The Amphiblets
Yesterday I painted a front cover for my book and apart from the odd touch-up to be done here and there, I’m pretty pleased with it. Next I’ll be adding text but I won’t reveal the finished piece until I’ve written the book, which will take a while as I’m only a quarter of a way through… Continue reading Completed Painting
Having spent a fortune having professionals design book covers for my first trilogy, (15 years ago before the time of free stock images) I’ve decided to paint the cover for the book I am currently writing as it’s pretty hard to find an elf and a dragon without having to pay a small fortune. I’m adapting and copying… Continue reading Designing a Book Cover
Today I’ve been reflecting about the books I write and how they may not be everyone’s cup of tea, just like I don’t enjoy reading every single book I pick up. As a writer my focus is on action and developing characters in a way that shows the reader rather then tells the reader about them.… Continue reading What Type Of Reader Are You?