Friday, 30 August 2013

Make your own Twitter Video

I've been procrastinating, AGAIN, and just wanted to share with you the results of my procrastinating-itus this time.

I've made my VERY own Twitter Video.  HERE

I think, and I'm sure you'll agree after watching it, it might explain why I've only got 113, no wait.112 followers.

If you're on Twitter and fancy making one yourself to share on Facebook, Twitter and all other major online outlets, visit  HERE    (Do read the small print though.)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

An Interview, A Sale & A Competition

‘Didn't you blog just yesterday?’ 

‘Mmm, I did, but I’ve  got a couple of things to tell you.’

Firstly, I’ve been interviewed! YES! ME! Cor Blimey, does this mean I’ve finally arrived? OK, maybe I'm getting a bit (a lot) ahead of myself, but I’m still rather chuffed that I was asked by the lovely Charlotte Harrison, who has a great blog called A Place on the Bookshelf  to answer a few questions about my writing.  The interview is HERE.  Do please pop over and say hello so it doesn’t look like I’m talking to myself.

The second piece of news is I've SOLD a story, which is fab in itself, but even more exciting as it's my 49th sale.  This means I’m nearly 50!  Oh yes! And when I reach 50 there will be much cyber-celebrating, and even a wee bit of real-life celebrating.  Mind you, I'd better not break open the bubbly and box of party-poppers just yet, as it can often be months between one sale and another ... and there are 'no' guarantees I'll ever sell again. 

Ooh, and I saw over on Blog about Writing a link to an exciting novel competition.  It’s for a romantic ‘Christmas Novel’ and the prize is a three-book deal with Harper Impulse and afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason in London, and the link is HERE.   I’ll certainly be considering it!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

A History of Hitchin

St. Mary's Church, Hitchin
I’ve been procrastinating since I uploaded the chapters of my novel HERE. (Did you see what I did there?) And, while down with procrastination-itus, I’ve created ANOTHER blog.  

OK, I'm guessing you’re going tell me I’m a blog addict. That I’m stealing all of Blogger's domain names.  Well that’s enough name calling, thank you very much. Google very kindly told me I can have 100 blogs if I want, so be prepared.

Anyway, my brand new blog is about Hitchin, the town where I grew up.  It’s called, ‘Hitchin through the years’ and if you know of the town, or just interested to see where all the domain names are disappearing to, do pop over and visit HERE.

I've always had a love for local history, and some may recall this POST, where I mentioned the local history book 'wot I wrote' on the Hitchin school I attended, ‘Hats off to the Past, Coats off to the Future – a history of Wilshere-Dacre School.   The thing is, I recently saw a secondhand copy of MY book being sold by a bookseller for £65.00.  Jeez! Well, I  thought, I’m not having that.  I’m going to upload it onto Kindle – oh yes I am.  Trouble is, I’ve been looking into how to upload onto Kindle on my post on one of my other blogs (I know) HERE.  But, truth be told, the thought of uploading a book with images is pretty daunting, even more daunting than uploading a novel.   But that's my next project, well one of them, once I'm over my procrastination malady.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The People's Friend Annual 2014

Okay, I have a plan.  A blogging plan. I'm going to blog more, and, when I do, I'm going to waffle less...

So, starting as I mean to go we go...

I'm chuffed to tiny bits to be in The People's Friend 2014 Annual.  It arrived from Amazon yesterday and is absolutely gorgeous.  The picture with my story is just beautiful, and just how I imagined when I wrote the story. And even better than that, I'm sharing the pages with so many fabulous writers, including Suzanne Jones, Pat Posner and Samantha Tonge.  *Does a wee happy dance.*

And talking of the lovely The People's Friend, why not pop over to Samantha Tonge's Blog and enjoy her great interview with Shirley Blair, The Commissioning Fiction Editor of The People's Friend?

So what do you think?  Not too much waffle? Too much waffle?  Answers on a postcard please, to arrive before July 31st 2012. ;-)

Have a lovely day all!