Are you there, Paula? ‘Spirit of Technology.’

I thought I had something scheduled for this week, but when it didn’t appear I realised the recent connection problems had disturbed my usual routine, so had to dig something out of the archives. Apologies if it’s later than usual but I was attending a wedding in Bali, and thought the delay in the start …

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Book locations

A book blogger mentioned recently about running a series on books set in specific locations. It started me thinking about my own books, and the times and places where they were set. ABC Destiny The date is indeterminate but it follows the story of Delphine, the illegitimate daughter of an English member of the aristocracy, …

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Book signings, genres and covers

With Spring hopefully not too far away, and restrictions easing, I’m looking forward to the resurrection of local book fairs. The one I attended shortly before Christmas brought to mind my first book signing many years ago. I had no idea what to expect, but my publishers told me everything had been organised with the …

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Book Fairs and Book Covers

Have you ever heard the expression ‘I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like?’ I think it was originally intended as a mickey-take for someone who didn’t understand the Hoi Polloi snobbishness of ‘good art’ and was intended to make them feel foolish. Research showed that surprisingly the quote was published …

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Character Christmas Presents

Fellow author, Sue Moorcroft raised the question of Christmas presents but in a slightly unusual way. As she so rightly says, it’s bad enough trying to think of what to buy friends and family but how about the characters in your books? Great inspiration for a blog post. Thanks, Sue. Initial thoughts are the narrator …

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Character interview – Narrator ‘Spirit of Technology.’

Welcome back. This week’s interview is with the main female character from ‘Spirit of Technology.’ To prepare the questions I intended to ask, I briefly read the book again, and to my surprise realised she is never named. Admittedly it’s a fairly short book, and spoken in her voice, but I’m amazed reviewers never mentioned …

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