Boozy microwave fudge, made in minutes, super easy and a loose tie in with my book. What more could you want from a blog post? This is a part of the #AdventingAuthors calendar run by Tracy Buchanan. If He Wakes is set in Chester, around the Christmas period. The Chester Christmas parade and markets are a
Hello! I seem to have been absent from here a while, but now I’m back! I had a stomach bug, then a really bad cold and had to finish off the edits for The Secretary so y’know, it’s been a busy old few weeks. Which meant, because I’m a bit crap and not at all
The first ghost story I remember hearing was at a Halloween party. I was about seven or eight years old, and a wimpy little kid. I was scrawny and suffering with undiagnosed asthma at the time and the party was held in the church hall. My mother took me up to the church, but couldn’t
I just got a notification from my aunt, it’s thirty years ago today that her mother died. My nana. I remember the day vividly, I was young and at the time I was at an evening rehearsal of a school production. My mother’s close friend collected me and as I sat in her strange car, I
The English Countryside, in Autumn, is one of my favourite places. When we moved to the Lake District three years ago, I pretty much loved it at any time of the year. Each season brought beauty and although I love it throughout the year here, there is something really special about the autumn months. The
Creative intentions is a monthly thing now. Did I tell you that? It started last month, with September. The start of a new academic year made me want to set some goals and, looking back on what I achieved in the month, it worked. Here were my creative intentions for September: Write at least one
Hashtags, are without doubt, one of the best ways to be found on social media. They are a great way to connect with new people. To let people know what you do and if used correctly, can be a really powerful tool in getting fresh engagement, new followers and new connections. Without them, your post
I’ve started a writing army. True story. Okay, so maybe the word ‘army’ is a slight exaggeration because maybe I don’t actually know how many soldiers are in this writing army, but I like to think it’s a lot. All with keyboards, pens and pads, scribbling away. How did this start and what is it?