It’s been a busy few months. First, I decided to write a ‘How-to’ book, my first excursion into non-fiction writing. I’m an artist as well as an author, so writing a book about painting watercolour seascapes seemed like a good idea at the time. It has been a steep learning curve – six demonstrations, each … More Busy, busy
Having spent the last seven months immersed in 19th century England and the loves and trials of my forebears, I emerged from the first edit to discover the kitchen is spattered in grease, everywhere needs vacuuming, the dog needs grooming, and the garden needs weeding. Now, I’m not saying I haven’t done anything but write … More Kindred and Affinity – First edit done – A sneak peek.
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IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS Alana determines to escape her past and opportunity beckons when she’s left a run-down cottage in a West Wales’ village by an aunt she didn’t know existed, but her past is catching up on her, and someone is out to get her. Strange…
‘Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.’ As an atheist, I view forgiveness on a personal scale, and I admire those who through faith can forgive what seem to me to be unforgiveable acts. Certainly, if you can rid yourself of the eroding and destructive feelings of anger or injustice that eat … More Forgiveness – what, who, when, or if?
SNEAK PEEK EXCERPT FROM ON DIFFERENT SHORES – Book One of FOR THEIR COUNTRY’S GOOD. It’s England, 1841, Jem has been transported to Van Diemen’s Land and Ella, pregnant and penniless, is desperate to follow him… Back at her lodgings, she gathered together what wealth she had: the silver-backed mirror her mother had given her, … More What chance did she have of following her heart? Sneak peek.
Frank Adversego is a private detective with a difference. He’s hopeless with women, runs a knackered old car, is deeply into the cyber world, and is good at his job. When a mysterious attack takes out three electricity generating plants worldwide, he suspects someone, possibly a super power, has hacked into the plants’ computer systems. … More Review of THE TURING TEST – Andy Updegrove
It’s a truly dismal day in West Wales and thankfully only two days off the midwinter solstice. Not to be put off, I checked the tide table, donned my hat, gloves, and waterproofs, and headed for Newgale beach. Thin rain turned to thick fog – a sea fret rolled in and obscured the horizon and … More The Gods are Angry and Here be Dragons.
The war to end all wars – a wish to end all wishes. ‘Rebecca Bryn has a consistent flair for scouring out your heart with her painfully honest accounts of heartbreak, loss and courage in the face of unspeakable horror, as I first discovered when reading Touching the Wire. I therefore should have known I … More The Dandelion Clock