This week’s haiku celebrates the publication of The Talent Seekers. It should be online and available for purchase on Thursday! Unnatural skills Cause distrust and banishment. White Horse seeks talent. ~~~ The WordPress Family Award The WordPress Family Award is reserved for folks in Cyberspace who are unceasingly kind, sympathetic, encouraging, and open to laughter—and who […]
It’s ready! The Advance Review Copy of The Talent Seekers is now available as a pdf file. The idea is that you read and review it ready for the launch date – or soon after it launches – in a couple of weeks. So please don’t ask for a copy if it’s going to go […]
The Princelings of the East has been reviewed on Mother Daughter Book Reviews and received a wonderful 4.5 stars (5 stars on Amazon, Goodreads and B&N). Princelings is also now appearing in their Pinterest Book Spotlight feature until early June. Fred and George would be so proud! There’s a Kid Lit Blog Hop coming up […]
I know I usually give you a book review on Saturdays, but I haven’t finished reading one book since Wrinkle in Time. I started three…. but I have nearly finished editing The Talent Seekers, so forgive me, please. When I read my friend Jon Curran’s story Yukon Gold, I went looking for my copy of […]
As we reach the end of March (Happy Easter!), I need to give a quick update on the progress of the various Challenges I’m doing. For the YA & MG Time Travel Challenge I read HG Wells’ The Time Machine which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Yep, I’m all organised. Much! I’ve got all of my blog posts written now, except for.. a few Three of my writing course friends are publishing short stories with me, and two are scheduled My illustrator Dani is talking about her work, with a lovely picture and a bit of an interview I’ve read and […]
Ok, if you’re under about 30 you aren’t going to be at all interested in this, and if you’re over 30 you probably won’t be much, either. Unless you write books. I’m in the UK. So as far as the US tax department is concerned, I’m an alien. The good news is they have now […]
“Not a girlie book” is a comment one of my friends, a teacher, said about my books, and specifically about Traveler. We discussed it for quite a while, because she is a very good person for me to talk with to understand who my ideal reader is. What it confirmed to me, is that my […]
Yep, I’m all organised although there’re still some stories to be written and books to be read in order to review them. The question is, what are YOU doing about the A to Z Blog Challenge? I mean, you’re reading this, and I bet you’ve got your own blog. All you need to do is […]
I woke up this morning remembering that Read an eBook Week finished at midnight Pacific Time, which gave me until 8 am to make my own ‘purchases’. It was very interesting reading through the Children’s books. The blurbs for Princelings really stand out as being ‘different’ – wholly more grown up in character. I’m not […]
Just a little tidying up for the last day of February. It’s a lovely spring day after weeks of dreariness and freezing temperatures, or at least it seems that way. Hopefully spring is on its way. The Traveler in Black and White is now available on Smashwords for all types of eReader. It should be […]
Have I made any progress since the last update at 7 weeks? Not much! I’ve got more stories written, including a completely new one starring Professor Saku, telling how he came to invent the grav-sleds that are used by Hugo to move the Wozna stock about (in the Traveler in Black and White). I’ve been […]
Lord Mariusz’s tale of exploration on the other side of the time tunnel comes to the end of its time on Amazon’s Kindle Owners Lending Library at midnight tonight. This is otherwise known as the Amazon-exclusive period, and although there are lots of detractors of the scheme, I feel it helps me get the books […]
As if it wasn’t enough to be doing the Kid Lit Blog Hop, the A to Z April Blog Challenge, the pre-1960s Children’s Classic Reading Challege, and the Goodreads Reading Challenge (not hard), I’ve signed up for another one. The 2013 YA & MG Time Travel Reading Challenge!
That must be long enough, surely? Well, I’ve got a blog title set against each of the letters except Y. I’ve got the stories drafted for every letter up to K except for the book reviews. I’m truly organised. Except I won’t be, will I? I’ll probably be scrambling to finish Y and Z the […]