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17 08, 2020

Behind the Scenes in my Writing Cave!

2020-06-26T09:53:02+01:00August 17th, 2020|Inspiration, The Novel in Progress|0 Comments

When I read polls about what readers would like to see on an author’s blog, behind the scenes stuff always come up first. I think we all like a sneaky peak into someone else’s life and to know if others are as messy/tidy (delete as [...]

10 08, 2020

Research Tip (No.3) – Prioritising sources for your best writing practice!

2020-06-23T09:56:29+01:00August 10th, 2020|Inspiration, Research Tips|0 Comments

Having looked at a lot of writerly websites, a lot of authors share their writing tips, which can be amazingly helpful, but one thing I noticed was that a lot of them mention research but don’t necessarily share tips on this aspect of their writing. [...]

3 08, 2020

Book Review – Tragedy at Piddleton Hotel, Emily Organ

2020-06-22T10:13:07+01:00August 3rd, 2020|Book Reviews, Emily Organ|0 Comments

Armed with a handbag and fuelled by cake, Annabel Churchill is a mature yet tenacious private detective. Together with her quirky sidekick, Doris Pemberley, she's determined to solve mysteries and chase down criminals in the sleepy English village of Compton Poppleford. 1932. Growing bored in [...]

13 07, 2020

Research Tip (No.2) – Deciding on Initial Sources

2020-05-21T11:52:40+01:00July 13th, 2020|Research Tips|0 Comments

Having looked at a lot of writerly websites, a lot of authors share their writing tips, which can be amazingly helpful, but one thing I noticed was that a lot of them mention research but don’t necessarily share tips on this aspect of their writing. [...]

6 07, 2020

Book Review – A Quiet Life in the Country, T E Kinsey

2020-05-21T10:37:55+01:00July 6th, 2020|Book Reviews, T E Kinsey|0 Comments

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they’ve just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not [...]

22 06, 2020

The Novel in Progress – No.2

2020-05-14T12:34:02+01:00June 22nd, 2020|News, The Novel in Progress|0 Comments

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve been having a good June so far. I’ve been busy with my other career in romance writing, and have the release of my 5th book, Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay under my real name Katie Ginger, in two day’s time! [...]

15 06, 2020

Research Tip (No.1) – Define your search

2020-05-21T10:38:42+01:00June 15th, 2020|Research Tips|0 Comments

Having looked at a lot of writerly websites, a lot of authors share their writing tips, which can be amazingly helpful, but one thing I noticed was that a lot of them mention research but don’t necessarily share tips on this aspect of their writing. [...]

8 06, 2020

Book Review – Murder Offstage, L B Hathaway

2020-04-16T10:35:04+01:00June 8th, 2020|Book Reviews, L B Hathaway|0 Comments

Like your mysteries cozy and set during the Golden Age of Crime? This is the first book in the Posie Parker mysteries, although this novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right. Set in London in 1921, 'Murder Offstage' is full [...]

1 06, 2020

Summer Sleuthing Writing Prompts

2020-04-18T10:41:43+01:00June 1st, 2020|Inspiration, Writing Advice|0 Comments

Sometimes, you can sit around and wait for inspiration to strike, other times you have to grab it by the scruff of the neck and shake it until it gives you something useful! In case you need some help this summer with either an idea [...]

25 05, 2020

Book Review – Agatha Frost, Pancakes and Corpses

2020-04-15T10:21:44+01:00May 25th, 2020|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe's most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission [...]

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