Author Interview

There are so many different outlets for authors to try and publicise their books, it’s difficult to decide which ones to use. Blog, web site, Facebook author page, Twitter, Amazon author page, You Tube – I have all of these but keeping them up to date can take up all the hours which should be …

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Writers’ update and Meeting the author blog

It’s a funny old world being a writer. Many authors somehow manage to fit everything in between school runs, caring for dependents or working full time to pay the bills. Sometimes all three. It’s only when you get to know the individuals behind the social media presence that you realise how many are also coping …

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Book bloggers and ‘Story of a Country Boy.’

As a change from my usual short story, I thought I’d make this week’s blog post about all things authorish. I love writing, get easily inspired with new ideas, and fortunately never suffer from the dreaded writer’s block. My only problem is juggling marketing, writing and keeping up with the outside world (which is my excuse …

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The New NHS and ABC review

The UK are lucky to have the NHS, with junior doctors and nurses working unbelievably long hours, in stressful conditions for little pay. However, another hospital visit this week has opened my eyes (literally) 😀 to how a little common-sense instead of nonsensical  regulations, could drastically improve the lot of both patients and staff. The …

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Farewell 2018. Welcome New Year 2019

Traditionally at this time of year it’s an opportunity to look back, and count your blessings and achievements from the previous twelve months. On a personal note, my long-standing leg injury has become more problematical, but my eye sight has been helped by a cataract operation. Next year should see the other eye sorted, so …

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Bloggers and books for Christmas

For anyone who enjoys reading, a book makes a wonderful gift for Christmas, but how do you choose? Do you trawl through Amazon and pick something in a genre you enjoy? Perhaps you have a favourite 'Go-to' author and hope the recipient has similar tastes? The big five publishing houses have a difficult decision between …

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