Showing posts from April, 2015

Chatting about heroes with author June Gundlack

Good morning! A bright but chilly Sunday here in Edinburgh. I'll be heading out soon for a walkie. But first, please join me on my visit to my lovely author friend, June Gundlack. I'm chatting about heroes. Not the superheroes of current movie franchises, but my very own! Come on over! I'd love to hear what you think of my guys... :-)

In praise of the ebook revolution by David Robinson

Are you a fan of ebooks? I am (as you may have noticed...)! I find the wider range of outlets, and with it potential readers, very appealing. I don't share many other blog posts through here, but thought this might interest my writer friends. Author David Robinson has been in the trade for decades. I fully agree with him, being a relative 'newbie' compared to him. ;-) Take a look at his blog today: Cheers!

Romantic Scotland, England, Ireland, France. Germany?

Where would you set a romantic adventure? My writing has taken me to medieval England, Normandy and Scotland, to Jacobite Scotland and Victorian Cornwall. All very dramatic settings full of fascinating history. But whilst I'm still working on my medieval Scottish WIP, my mind has wandered to other countries to write about. For example, I over the years, I've visited many historical sites, castles, cathedrals and towns in Germany. (An intriguing place to visit is Speyer Cathedral , with its long history and crypt!)  Speyer Cathedral - (c) Wikipedia With lush, wild landscapes, independent towns and cities, meandering rivers and dark forests, you'd think it an ideal setting for romantic shenanigans. Knight against knight; tribal clashes; prince against prince. Of course, most readers will automatically associate Germany with WWI and II. And it must be remembered. But that's not the only history Germany has to offer, nor should it remain the only part of German

Treading on Dreams...with author Jeff Gardiner

“Reading is a form of escapism, and in Gardiner’s fiction,  we escape to places we’d never imagine journeying to.”  A.J. Kirby, ‘The New Short Review’ Today, I welcome editor and author, Jeff Gardiner. He has established a firm foothold in the writing world over the last couple of years. Apart from successful publications with Crooked Cat, Eibonvale Press and Tirgearr Publishing, he has just signed a 3-book deal with Accent Press. Many congratulations! But more about Jeff later. First of all, he talks about Love and Obsession... Love and Obsession My contemporary romance, ‘Treading On Dreams’, explores two themes: obsession and unrequited love. These two experiences are sometimes linked. Obsession can lead to the humiliation of your romantic desires being unwanted. Unreturned love can lead to an unhealthy obsession that turns into something darker: stalking, unreasonable behaviour, or worse… In ‘Treading On dreams’, Donny is a sensitive, romantic eighteen yea