Advice for authors

I’ve always loved reading, but my writing career only took off when life threw me a curved-ball, and having my first book published stopped me going stir crazy. That was some seven or eight years ago, and although by no means an expert, I thought it might be interesting to share my experiences for anyone …

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Weird and Peculiar Tales- Here be dragons

By the time you read this, I shall hopefully be lazing on a beach somewhere, cocktail in hand and totally brain dead, so it seemed a good idea to schedule something in advance.  My fellow author and good friend, Paula reminded me it is the first birthday of our anthology of short stories so this …

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Easter, ‘Changes,’ and covers.

I had intended to write an Easter themed story, but ran out of time when life and minor ailments intervened. It's a slightly different post this week as, apart from trying to catch up, I’m working on revising my previously published book ‘Changes.’ It was traditionally published a few years ago, and the original cover was …

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How to write a book and Story of a Country Boy

As a change from a short story, I wondered if you would be interested in what is involved in writing and publishing a book. First you need to write a book. It’s easy, everyone says so, and would do it themselves if they had the time. Okay, assuming you’ve done that bit and typed 'The …

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