BEST OF 2017: My Police Procedural Picks

See ALL the 90 books I read in 2017, HERE. I’m not usually ‘big’ on police procedurals. This is not because I don’t think they’re good, but because they’re frequently series and given I like to read as many different authors as possible, I have a commitment problem!! But these are all book 1 of…

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Top 18 Questions On What Makes Me A Writer

People always ask me WHERE I get my ideas from, or even WHY I became a writer … So I thought I’d round up some of my thoughts on this for a post! Many thanks to Katherine at Bibliophile Book Club for these thought-provoking questions and for hosting me over at her site recently as…

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Why Coffee Helps Me Through The Day

Today, just a little something fun … When I asked my blogging, writing and publishing friends what their favourite reading and writing products are, I was expecting gadgets, stationery, software … But today we have publishing assistant Emma Mitchell in praise of coffee! Gotta say, I agree with everything Emma says – I’m a serious…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Silence Of The Lambs

WARNING: Do not touch the glass. Do not approach the glass. And do not under any circumstances read this if you don’t already know the story … CS: Hello, Dr Lecter. May I talk with you? HL: Good evening, Clarice. What do you have for me this time? CS: A comparison study, concerning the book…

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How To Keep Your TBR Pile Fresh

Like all committed writers – I LOVE to read! Here’s my current TBR pile (of so-called ‘real’ paperback books, anyway): Obviously, I have a stack more too … Not only the ones I buy from supermarkets and book stores, but also charity shops and those I swap on Facebook groups too. In addition to  all…

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My Top 4 Reads of 2016

As long-time readers of this blog know, I often theme and categorise my reads – but in this case, to be one of my top reads for this year, a book *just* (!) had to: i) Stick in my mind plot-wise ii) Have a character I really empathised with for some reason Now, I read…

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Top 10 Awesome Books That Influenced Me As A Writer

I recently took part in THE Book Club’s ‘What Writers Read’ Event on Facebook (still ongoing, until Dec 9th!) and it was quite the eye-opener! It’s fascinating to see what my fellow authors and favourite writers love to read. We must have the best job in the world … As an author, freelance writer and script editor…

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