Introducing Golden Healer, new YA paranormal fiction by MJ Mallon, out now

Today I am delighted to be sharing with you everything you need to know about ‘Golden Healer, ‘ the newly-published Book 2 in MJ Mallon’s ‘The Curse of Time’ series. Author Marje Mallon is a member of my authors’ community; I had the pleasure of meeting her at a Bloggers Bash event in London, andContinue reading “Introducing Golden Healer, new YA paranormal fiction by MJ Mallon, out now”

Blog Tour: ‘Bloodstone (The Curse of Time book 1) by MJ Mallon

Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for the brand new edition of this fantasy adventure book by MJ Mallon. I found the book captivating and full of curious magical elements. Here is my review: This is an intriguing novel for all those interested in magic, supernatural, fantasy and myth.Continue reading “Blog Tour: ‘Bloodstone (The Curse of Time book 1) by MJ Mallon”

Book Review: “The Making of Us” by Sheridan Voysey

Here’s a book which should appeal to those of you who feel as if you’ve reached  a point in your lives where all that you hoped for has not been achieved; maybe it seems you have to let go of your dreams; and perhaps you simply don’t know where to go from here.  The MakingContinue reading “Book Review: “The Making of Us” by Sheridan Voysey”

Fun and Excitement on the Author Stand at the UK Games Expo

Just back from the UK Games Expo – a fun event for all ages at the  Birmingham NEC showcasing creative games designers, model makers, authors, artists, cosplayers and Vikings! The authors’ genres spanned fantasy, paranormal, thrillers, history, sci fi and time travel. There was a real buzz about the event, and I enjoyed networking with fellow authors, soldContinue reading “Fun and Excitement on the Author Stand at the UK Games Expo”

Whatever Happened to Small is Beautiful?

In 1993, E.F. Schmacher published a book entitled Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered. It was well received, and promised a potential revolution in ideas for capitalism and for the consumer society. Recently I saw a plea from a Christian charity for us to invest in poor (“small” in economicContinue reading “Whatever Happened to Small is Beautiful?”

Creative Artists: In the Minority, and On the Outside Looking In

Today on Radio 4, whilst stuck in slow-moving traffic due to an accident on the M40,  I listened to the Midweek programme, in which Libby Purves interviewed four guests – Diana Moran, fitness expert; Jack Thorne, playwright; Dashni Morad, singer and presenter; and finally Omid Djalili, comedian and actor. For the purposes of today’s blogContinue reading “Creative Artists: In the Minority, and On the Outside Looking In”

The Joy of Honest,Thoughtful Book Reviews

One of the joys of this New Year for me has been reading the reviews of A Passionate Spirit that are starting to come in via Net Galley. It has reaffirmed for me that although a review may not carry a 5 star rating, nevertheless an honest review from a reader who seriously engaged withContinue reading “The Joy of Honest,Thoughtful Book Reviews”

Exciting Plans as Publication Day Draws Closer for “A Passionate Spirit”

Publication date draws ever closer – 28th November! My new novel “A Passionate Spirit” has now been sent to print and will be ready in the next couple of weeks.  Meanwhile Matador’s ebook department are converting the manuscript to an ebook.  When the ebook has been uploaded to online retailers, it will also be onContinue reading “Exciting Plans as Publication Day Draws Closer for “A Passionate Spirit””

A Passionate Spirit About to Go to Print!

My new novel A Passionate Spirit is about to go to print, after several rounds of revision to the typeset proofs. I’ve recently been contacted by a journalist who sought my permission to quote me in a book he’s writing – and coincidentally I’ve also quoted him in an appendix to my novel! He wantedContinue reading “A Passionate Spirit About to Go to Print!”

Cotswolds Locations to Give Spice and Colour to the World of A Passionate Spirit

Recently I’ve been visiting a number of Cotswolds locations in which key scenes of my novel A Passionate Spirit are set, and locations which are referred to in the story. A Passionate Spirit is a paranormal thriller, and some of the events of the story cross the borderline between the real world and the unexplained. IContinue reading “Cotswolds Locations to Give Spice and Colour to the World of A Passionate Spirit”