What is it about doubt? As a writer, actually I am going to assume anyone, but especially in the artistic field, we have this doubt that is always creeping in. I write my books with the full understanding that not everyone that reads them will love them. There will always be someone that just didn't… Continue reading That twisted knife of self-doubt…
You ever try and do something and everyone around you is doing it, and you just cant get it? That was me... this past year, all i kept reading about was AMS ads... So, I looked at it and then closed the page. My brain just wasn't built for that! I kept coming back to… Continue reading Realising, I am not a moron!
I found this great video on YouTube where Rachel Weisz teaches Emma Stone all about British slang. Some of the words are hilarious when you actually stop to think and explain them to someone, and yet they seem perfectly normal when we say them. However, I took issue with a couple. Faffing in my world… Continue reading British slang is quite funny!
I am a writer that likes reviews. I love to hear what a reader thinks about a book, where the author got it right, or in fact wrong. That's part of how we learn, from constructive criticism. However, I am not supposed to actually have an opinion on what the reader thinks...which I think is… Continue reading Dialect and dialogue.
Thought I'd give it a couple of days before finding my way over here, let you all deal with the hangovers first!! It was a quiet one for me (I say that as though any other year is different!!, Its not haha) I managed to stay up past midnight this time though, so that was… Continue reading Happy New Year
In what has been my first full year as an author, I have had many exciting, funny and nerve-wracking moments. Suffice to say, its been a blast and these are my Top Ten moments, in no particular order. 1. Escape & Freedom - Books The success of Escape & Freedom. When people ask me which… Continue reading 2018 – Top Ten
Fantastic review of The Doll Maker.
‘The Doll Maker’ is a seriously impressive thriller. It is gripping, well-written and an excellent example of the genre. It deserves to get recognition and should definitely appeal to a wider audience. I can see it transferring perfectly to TV – and if Ms Highton-Stevenson continues the story into a series, it should get snapped up.
DI Sophie Whitton is on the trail of a serial killer – one who leaves macabre-looking dolls by the bodies of the victims. Her home life is a mess as she finds her relationship with her lover Yvonne becoming more and more strained. The story is disturbing and deals with unpalatable subjects. The realism is stark and the writing captures every nuance. The author has quite a turn of phrase and her descriptions of characters are so well done that I had no problem visualising exactly what she was getting at. As the story…
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So, I had the chance to attend the first Diva Music Festival! Started by Heather Peace. Yes, that Heather Peace... She of Lesbian folklore and the only woman I know with her own Community! Along with support from Linda Riley and the Diva team, they got together with a whole heap of female talent and… Continue reading Diva Music Fest 18