It’s been dry here in Cumbria for so long (about four months, give or take) that many of the streams had dried up almost completely and even the lakes were getting very low. In an area that’s usually known for its rainfall and its many natural ‘water features’ this always seems very strange, so we’ve … More Two get rather wet
This is something else (along with a book trailer) that I’ve been meaning to do for years, but never quite had the courage, or the first idea where to start. Now, thanks to some amazing advice from several kind (and incredibly patient!) friends, I’ve finally pulled out my finger and done something about it. Naive!Me … More Launching my first newsletter
A quick heads-up that tomorrow evening (Friday 24th September) I’ll be at fellow m/m romance author Jackie Keswick’s Facebook group, helping her celebrate the release of her new book Caught. Caught is a m/m paranormal romance featuring demons and demon-hunters, with more than a hat-tip towards Japanese culture. It’s currently on pre-order but releases tomorrow, … More Release party! and giveaway!
Grizedale Forest in the Lake District is a perennial favourite of ours. We love it because it’s a huge area of woodland, heath and moorland criss-crossed by walking trails. We love the views. And most of all, we love the sculpture trail, which changes every now and again so you never quite know what you’re … More Two go on a sculpture trail
We took advantage of a warm sunny morning to head for Grasmere for a coffee and a stroll to White Moss Common. The route took us along part of the old ‘corpse/coffin road’ between Rydal and Grasmere, which has stunning views out across the lake to the surrounding fells, as well as some intriguing historical … More Corpses and coffins, oh my
I couldn’t not share this guest post by vampire author PG Devlim* over at the CosmicTaryn blog. Not only is it an insightful look at the whole process of writing about vampires (research, tools, inspiration, planning, motivation, favourite vampire characters/books/movies, cover art design) – but there’s even a mention for yours truly. It’s well worth … More Sunday Share: PG Devlim writes vampires
I saw a reference the other day explaining that the Microsoft Photos app could be used to make videos. Intrigued, I investigated and found that, sure enough, it has a video editor. I played around with it for a while, uploading photos, choosing a theme and some music from the samples they provide, and hey … More First ever book trailer!
I wanted to blog about this yesterday but real life got in the way. I did manage to post a mystery question on my Instagram account, though, and wanted to share more about it. My question was: ‘Where is this, and what’s the link to my latest book?’ Anyone who follows me on Instagram will … More Yesterday’s Monday mystery…
It’s taken me a long time to watch the whole of the Damien TV series – so much so that all the adverts related to Christmas, and the channel that showed it has ceased to exist! But I was determined to persevere, not least because I love supernatural drama of this kind (think Constantine, Dominion, … More Damien – ‘good in parts’
Here in the UK the National Garden Scheme (NGS) opens up beautiful gardens around the country with the entry fees going to charity. There are now hundreds of gardens of all styles and sizes taking part, all listed in a famous ‘little yellow book’. We picked up a copy recently and found that we’d missed … More Tuesday Trip – Yewbarrow House gardens