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Monday, 22 December 2014

What are you reading for Christmas?

As you can see LitPig is all ready for Christmas. Most importantly he has the holiday reading list all sorted:
Lamentation by CJ Sansom - the latest adventure of Tudor lawyer & sleuth Shardlake

Smoked Meat by Rowena MacDonald - a collection of short stories set in Montreal

The Lie by Helen Dunmore - a WW1 novel

After the Storm by Jane Lythell - her second novel a thriller set in the Caribbean

Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths - book 5 in the Ruth Galloway (forensic archaeologist) series

The Indoor Writer is looking forward to settling down with these. She was planning a complete Christmas shutdown (from writing), but is so close to finishing first draft of the novel that she may keep going ... with bursts of reading, eating & drinking (not to mention cooking) thrown in for good measure.

So, what are you reading this Christmas?

Merry Christmas &
a Happy New Year!

Friday, 19 December 2014

2014: Remembering the best bits - 3 talented guests

It's that the time when we all think back over the year to re-live the good bits (more on this in another post) and block out the bad (rejection, rejection, rejection). Today, I've been thinking back to all the lovely guests we've welcomed to the blog in 2014. They were all so well behaved (even Wendy Clarke) and fun to spend time with.

You can read their interviews here:

Juliet West - click here to read about Juliet's marvellous debut 'Before
the Fall'. Recently listed in Kobo's top historical reads for 2014 alongside such greats as CJ Sansom, Philippa Gregory, Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett (Congratulations, Juliet!)

Wendy Clarke - click here to read about Wendy's first collection of short stories 'Room in your heart' - an excellent romantic read for Christmas evenings by the fire (chocolates and hankies essential).

Jane Lythell - click here to read more on Jane's debut psychological novel 'The Lie of You'. Another great fireside read.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Bridge House Anthology 2014: Light in the dark

Another goal has been TICKED: to get a short story into a Bridge House anthology. The 2014
anthology 'Light in the dark' is out now. You can read daily extracts from each of the featured stories here.

You can buy 'Light in the dark' from Amazon here.
Edited by Gill James: We asked for stories that would make readers think. We certainly got them. Some edge towards the dark, though all have some closure and turn back towards the light. Just as Advent time rushes towards the darkest days so that we can return to the light, these twenty-four stories bring light into our dark..

My story is in good company along with some well known short story writers such as: Melanie Whipman, Ruby Cowling, Sarah Evans, Mark Owen Jones, Glynis Scrivens etc.

And you can watch the book trailer here:  http://youtu.be/AkoAqyKjYH8