The Bone Chests are in Winchester Cathedral. They’ve been there for over a thousand years, with a bit of a furore during the Civil War in the 1600s. Cromwell’s troops have a lot to answer for. Cat Jarman takes an
Earlier this month I spent about three days revisiting the Princelings books. I reread books 4 through to 10 to see what I think of them now. Importantly, to see how the recommendations work that I’ve been giving to people
Surviving Transphobia is not the sort of book I usually read. I probably wouldn’t have picked it up at all had it not been for my friend, who is coming to terms with the transitioning of her youngest child. I
Stairs is this week’s prompt from KL Caley at New2Writing.com, and I actually got some inspiration. I trimmed it to around 1300 words, so I hope you don’t mind me making up a little for my #writephoto absence. Stairs The
The Milkweed Lands offers a sweeping but detailed view of a plant that is synonymous with Monarch butterflies. To this Brit, anyway. Thanks to the publishers and Net-Galley, I discovered there’s a lot more to it than that. This is
Extremophile is the second in the series called The Unwinding by Juliana Rew. The first one I read, Unwinding is subtitled Gin’s story. I didn’t realise it was a series at the time. A couple of months ago I discovered
Happy birthday to the Insecure Writers Support Group – 12 years old today! A birthday review of the last 12 years When I read the question of the month, I realised that in 2011 I was preparing to publish the
I gathered A Beautiful Friendship and Firstborn together simply because they seem to be written for an early-teen audience, despite not really fitting their respective genres. The first was a book of the month for the Goodreads Space Opera Group.
Influenced is another wonderful story from Patricia Josephine (writing with her YA author name). The words lower down on the cover ask ‘Can Dark Co-exist With Light?’ Influenced by Patricia Josephine Influencers are the voices that whisper in our ears.
SkyKeep is book 2 of the highly enjoyable steampunkish airship fantasy series by Joseph R Lallo. I may have got the first as a freebie, but I’m happy to purchase the rest of them. The standard is excellent. SkyKeep (Free-Wrench
In order to squeeze more reviews into my Saturdays, I’m combining three second in series today, although admittedly one is officially a first but with a prequel. Naturally they feature strongly in my Finishing the Series Reading Challenge! I read
Death at the Asylum is the fifth in the Rhe Brewster series by Noelle Granger, and every bit as good as the previous three. I seem to have missed Death in a Mudflat, which is mighty strange. Apologies, Noelle 🙂
Publishing my books has become more difficult recently. I thought I might as well tell you about it, since I’ve been praising Blurb.com for years, and now it seems things are changing. Kate Larkinsdale, Diane Burton, Janet Alcorn, and Shannon Lawrence! The Cavies of
A mountain of #writephoto prompts have gone through and I’m going to pick and choose for a while, just to get back in the swing of posting again. And stick to nice short haikus, then maybe some short fiction later.
Tschiffely’s Ride was the saga of a 1930s adventure recommended by Pat Smythe in her Three Jays series. Possibly the one where she talked about her own trip to South America. I read it at the library in my early