Two-Faced: Powerful Theme In THE OTHER TWIN

Two-Faced: Powerful Theme In THE OTHER TWIN

All About Theme I’m delighted to announce my debut crime novel, The Other Twin, has been selected as one of 9 Harrowing Thrillers with a Twist Of Family Drama by Wiki Ezvid, the world’s first video Wiki! It’s a real honour to appear in this round-up, since ‘harrowing family drama’ is EXACTLY the theme I…

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Spreading Joy All Over The World: 100 Iconic Love Stories

Happy Valentine’s Day Maybe you love to celebrate this special day, or perhaps you feel it’s a crass commercial made-up holiday. Me?? I LOVE love, so I always welcome the opportunity to spread a little joy … and how better to do this WORLD-WIDE?? GEditing have been in touch with this amazing infographic, detailing iconic…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: You Were Never Really Here

BOOK VERSUS FILM: You Were Never Really Here

The Book You Were Never Really Here is a novella by Jonathan Ames. It was originally approximately fifty pages, though it was extended to about 100 when the movie adaptation came out. I read the new version for the purposes of this comparison. Here’s the short synopsis of the book from Amazon: Joe has witnessed things…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Bird Box – Stunning Sci Fi or Bird-brained Blunder?

So, it’s fair to say Netflix’s Bird Box set Twitter tweeting and Facebook and instagram into meltdown! Immediately everyone started sharing opinions and Bird Box-inspired memes, plus Netflix took the step of sharing that over 45 million accounts watched the movie in its first week. Given how closely Netflix guards its viewership figures to its chest, this…

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My Year In Books: 68 Fantastic Reads!

My Year In Books: 68 Fantastic Reads!

My Goodreads Challenge A bit later than last year, I thought I would post My Year In Books! For the last few years I have been keeping track of my progress via Goodreads, so 2018 was no exception. Whilst 2017 was my year of championing diverse books and writers, I thought I would be less…

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Most Popular Books of 2018 and World Reading Habits

Most Popular Books of 2018 and World Reading Habits

Your novel or screenplay is being polished, and you are almost ready to launch it out into the world. You’re going to be pretty interested then in the reading habits of different countries, so that you know the best places to publish. Reading rates differ around the world, and certain books are more popular in…

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Wee Girl Reviews: Scampy Doodle & The Reindeer

Wee Girl Reviews: Scampy Doodle & The Reindeer

Wee Girl Reviews It’s time for a seasonal ‘Wee Girl Reviews’! My daughter Emmeline, aka ‘Wee Girl (2)’ is 7 years old and a tiny book blogger. Emmeline loves picture books, so reads to me at bedtime so she can practice her reading and comprehension. Since the last instalment of Wee Girl Reviews, Emmeline has…

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Classic Literary Journeys: Which Have YOU Read?

Classic Literary Journeys: Which Have YOU Read?

Iconic Journeys Some of the most famous novels are character journeys, not just metaphorically but literally too … They are ROAD TRIPS! I love this infographic from CarRentals.com, which takes its inspiration from some of the most iconic Great American Novels: 1) Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing…

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