Review of ‘Conflicted Magic’ by Christina Herlyn: A Tantalising Taster for a Gripping Series

In the dystopian world which develops on the coming of the asteroid Atlas, there are certain grades of people. There are the Normals, who must be protected from the dreadful monsters who emerged from the volcanoes that erupted on the arrival of Atlas. There are also the Evolutionaries, born with a mutated gene – and … Continue reading Review of ‘Conflicted Magic’ by Christina Herlyn: A Tantalising Taster for a Gripping Series

An Acronym for Remembering the Essential Points for Writing a Page Turner

< I made up an acronym while writing, to remind me of some essential points to remember when trying to write a page turner. FLASH. No; not as in a flasher. Actually, I suppose conjuring up an a mental image of one of those old school perverts would be as good a way to entertain … Continue reading An Acronym for Remembering the Essential Points for Writing a Page Turner

The Villainous Viscount Or the Cure of the Venns has won a BRAG medallion.

After confessing to my less than uplifting news a short while ago - that I had to jettison 40,000 words of the novel I'm working on at the moment  - due originally, no doubt, to my usual disorganised habit of not writing a plan - I am happy to give some good news. That is … Continue reading The Villainous Viscount Or the Cure of the Venns has won a BRAG medallion.

‘Unearthed After Sunset’ by Lauryn April: A Gripping Tale of Vampire and Human Turf Wars in Modern Day Phoenix

I’ve been looking forward to Lauryn April’s new series and' Unearthed After Sunset' the first of ‘The Cereus Vampire Chronicles’, was anything but a disappointment. In fact, I the writing is better than ever. There is increasing and impressive strength and flow to the style. One of the things I like about some YA writing … Continue reading ‘Unearthed After Sunset’ by Lauryn April: A Gripping Tale of Vampire and Human Turf Wars in Modern Day Phoenix

Engrossing YA -Jo Danilo’s ‘The Curtain Twitcher’s Handbook’

  I have always admired this author's writing, and I am really pleased that this novel is now available on Amazon. I only occasionally read YA, but I really enjoyed this one. Excellent! I was really impressed. This novel combines lively action, humour, vivid descriptions and characterisation in an expertly woven creepy supernatural adventure alternated … Continue reading Engrossing YA -Jo Danilo’s ‘The Curtain Twitcher’s Handbook’

Indie Authors: Don’t Give Up On Your Original Voice When Sales Are Bad

https://www.amazon.com/Longbourn-Jo-Baker-ebook/dp/B00CQ1D3BYFive years ago, when I started writing online, I was lucky enough to meet some outstanding writers on Goodreads (I’ve met others since, on Authonomy before it packed up and elsewhere, but here I’m talking about that original base of writer friends). They were mostly women, varying in age. Some came from my native England, … Continue reading Indie Authors: Don’t Give Up On Your Original Voice When Sales Are Bad