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- Writing is like cooking
- Living on the street by choice, poetry and blogging - an exclusive interview with blogger This Old Toad
- Shhh, don’t tell my husband!
- The joke is on me! - Installment 2 of the 'Just when you thought this could only happen in fiction' mini series
- Resolutions resolutions, who are we kidding?
- Ode to Bookmarks: the new endengered species?
- I told you so!
- Can a fiction book make you scream: WOW, Haruki Murakami and I are like two peas in a pod! Installment 6 of the Can a fiction book make you...mini series
- Character probing is tricky business
Category Archives: women in fiction
I was listening to the radio a couple of mornings ago and who did I catch chatting away about her new book? I will not keep you guessing, dear blogging friends: guessing games could take some time and my news … Continue reading
I love my e-reader. It’s light; it’s powerful; it holds oh so many wonderful reads in one stylish rectangle of intelligent plastic. But I have a confession to make. Each night I feel daggers of pain shoot through my mercenary … Continue reading
I have been an afecionada of anything Patricia Cornwell has published for longer than I’d like to admit. I’m in Waterstones (the UK booksellers) first thing on a Saturday morning to buy her new books, hardback and all (Waterstones stock Cornwell’s latest … Continue reading
Can a fiction book (series) make you want more, and more, and more…? Installment 10 of the Can a fiction book make you…mini series – an homage to MC Beaton
MC Hammer was great, wasn’t he? Back in the Eighties, with his baggie trousers that made him appear like a Gene on speed. Well, MC Beaton is, oh sooo much better. I’m talking ‘addictive’ better, not ‘just guilty pleasures’ better; … Continue reading
I’ve finished my tween novel – have I mentioned this? Oh, did I? What! You mean I can’t even brag a little in my own blog! Anywho, I’ve finished this novel, and I’ve got NO.BO.DY to bore about this, except … Continue reading
It’s Mothers Day in the UK, and probably also elsewhere in the world. Happy day to you all! How do we feature in books, may I ask? Usually pretty well if it’s a children’s book: we are kind, patient, we … Continue reading
Let’s start with a bang. At number 1. is Lisbeth Salander, young, ill at ease in society, super gifted heroine of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. If you are looking for kick a** female fictional character, you’ve got it: ‘There were not … Continue reading