The Ultimate YA Quiz

Following the success of last year’s Dystopian November, I’ve decided this month is YA MAY! It may surprise you, but when I’m not reading – or writing! – crime fiction, I love me a bit of YA fiction! I tend to prefer teen lit set in the real world, dealing with real issues and real…

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How Important Are Endings In Novels?

We’ve all been there, you’ve neglected your usual chores or duties for a few days and slammed the door in search of some peace and quiet. You’ve finally reached the milestone, you’ve made it to the last page and NOBODY can ruin this book for you … Or can they? The answer is … possibly….

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6 OF THE BEST: My Orenda Books Christmas

As long-term readers of this blog know, I like to theme and categorise my TBR pile, so this last holiday season just past, I decided to have an ‘Orenda Books Christmas’!   I love Orenda Books – and NOT just because Orenda is publishing *my* novel, The Other Twin, this year either. I trust Orenda’s output…

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