Friday, 9 December 2016

New Release

Murder on Tyneside, my latest novel, is to be released on 30th December. The ebook will appear first shortly followed by the paperback.

It is already showing on Amazon, as it can be pre-ordered.

If anyone would like to take a look simply follow the link attached to one of the Amazon addresses below.

Amazon UK    or   Amazon US

You might even be tempted to pre-order a copy.

As you can imagine, I am quite excited about this new novel. Especially as it is based in my home town.

Now I must get back to wrapping the Christmas presents. I thought I was so good as I had made a start early. But I am afraid everything has gone by the wayside recently

Will get back to you shortly

Have a great day


Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

It's beginning to look like Christmas!

I have started to write my Christmas cards. Usually a very lengthy process, as we have lived in several places over the course of our lives, which means we have lots of friends dotted in and around London. Though I must admit we haven't seen some of them for about thirty years now, but it is nice to catch up at Christmas time.

Anyway, today I had to go to the post office, so I thought I would buy a few postage stamps. I bought 50 and could hardly believe it when the lady said it was almost £28. Perhaps I should stick to sending e cards. But then, I thought it through and remembered how nice it is to receive Christmas cards through the door every day during the month of December, so maybe I will stick with it and simply start buying fewer stamps at a time. Still actually spending the same, but less noticeable - if you see what I mean

My book is still with the publisher. He sent me a couple of photo suggestions for the cover a couple of days ago, however I didn't think either were appropriate. So now I am waiting hear from again. Once the cover is sorted, I can start to organize some promotional stuff.

I am sitting here typing this in the midst of goodies all waiting to wrapped up for Christmas. We will be meeting up with my sister and her husband shortly, as well as our niece and her family, when we will all exchange presents. Even though we don't live all that far away, we don't see them very often, so it is good to get together just before Christmas.

In case you haven't noticed, I now have a button on the page where you can subscribe to my mailing list. I don't send out messages very often. It's usually to let people know when my books are on special offer. 😃

I have also added a link straight to Amazon for those who were planning to go there next!  It's quite big - you can't miss it! 😃

I think that is all for the moment.

Take care all and have a great day wherever you are!


Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Exciting Times!

The Exciting news today is that I have sent off my latest novel to my publisher and at this very moment a proofreader is going through it.

I say exciting news, because it is really a very exciting time for me. It seems to have taken me ages to actually write this book.  At one time I didn't think I would ever get to the end of it - but here I am waiting to hear more news from my publisher.

The novel is called Murder on Tyneside and is set on the quayside of Newcastle on Tyne,and Gateshead, (I was born in Gateshead). Therefore if there are any Geordies reading this, I do hope you will order a copy when the book is released.

Now I need to concentrate on writing the perfect blurb for the novel; something that will whet the appetite of all readers out there.

Meanwhile, here in Kelso, we are still enjoying some sunny weather, though I have to say it is very cold. However, it could be worse, it could be snowing. I have heard that because of the lovely autumn, we could be in for a hard winter. I hope not!

How many of you are preparing for Christmas? My sister starts her Christmas list around Easter!

I am not like that I am usually running around at the last minute. However, this year I do seem to have got my act together and have bought a few Christmas presents. Now I will have to try to remember where I have put them...

In a few minutes the Sainsburys' man will be calling with my shopping. It is so handy having the groceries delivered into my kitchen. Though I should add the place is in chaos after he has gone. Putting them all away seems to take forever.

Well I think that is all for the moment,
Have a great day wherever you are


Chink! Chink!

Friday, 28 October 2016

The Trojan Project - Special offer for one week!!

Just a few words to let you know that The Trojan Project  is on special offer for one week!
(Oct 28th - Nov 3rd) 

ONLY 99c/99p for this roller-coaster read

The story is set in the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland in the UK.

The Trojan Project
A peaceful night is disturbed as a strange light rises from behind the Cheviot Hills, and a green mist descends across the valley. Its swirling tendrils, seeming to bear a life of their own as they snake across the land, can only be an omen of something sinister and evil.

When Sarah's husband fails to return from work, she and her children set out to search for him. A terrifying discovery awaits her in the valley below her home and before long, the family finds themselves caught up in a desperate search not only for her husband Pete, but also for the meaning of the green light.

Pursued by the military, she slowly begins to realize their lives are in mortal danger.

The Trojan Project is a conspiracy thriller that takes you into a nightmare world where no one is quite what they seem, and trust becomes a word with little meaning.

I think that all for the moment!

Have a great day and enjoy the read!!

Chink! Chink!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Glorious Day

It's is a glorious day today. Autumn in all its splendour!

The sun is shining, clear blue skies and the leaves on the trees are showing their golden colours.  Yet I always think there is a tinge of sadness at this time of the year. Days are shorter, nights are longer and there is a cold nip in the air. Also, we know it isn't going to get any better until spring raises it's head again.

How melancholy am I today?  I need to lighten up or else I am going to drive all you lovely people away and I would hate to do that.  I find it so refreshing to know that you all read my blog posts - even if I do talk nonsense most of the time!

This morning we went out for coffee at out local Garden Centre. I have to say they make the most delicious scones. After that we popped to Sainsburys as they had a special offer on Jack Daniels whisky and as it is one my husband enjoys, we thought we would take them up on their offer. - Can't turn away from a bargain!

After that we came home. Not really what you would say a mind blowing morning. Nevertheless it was quite enjoyable.

I am so pleased to be able to say that I have finished writing and correcting my latest novel. Finished correcting is perhaps not the quite right, as I have sent it to a proof-reader and I am sure she is going to find loads of things I have done wrong. However, when she gets back to me and I have altered the things she thinks need altering, I will send it to my publisher and then fingers will be well and truly crossed that he likes it.

I will certainly keep you all up to date with the news.

The novel is called Murder on Tyneside and is set on the Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne. It is what I think is known as a cozy mystery/murder.

Meanwhile, today is the last day of sale for my novel. Only Twelve Days, a delightful love story set in the 1970's. Only 99c/99p until midnight 25th Oct  

I think that is all for the moment.

Have a great day wherever you are


Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Bits and Pieces

I suddenly thought I had better get back to you as it seems a long while since I last posted a blog.

I hope all is going well in your world. As usual, things have been rather quiet here. Still I suppose that is better than being hurtled from pillar to post without time to take a breath... Or is it? When I was younger and out there in the job world, I was always quite busy and I loved every moment. But I suppose age catches up with you at some point and you do need to slow down, even if you don't want to.

We are now into October. It won't be long before Halloween, Guy Fawkes and then Christmas. Last year my husband and I went off to Nidd Hall for Christmas. It was wonderful and I really mean wonderful. The staff were great, the food was never-ending, as was the entertainment. We had booked to go again this Christmas, but as my husband had a stroke during our stay in the summer, I decided to cancel.

Not that the hotel had anything to do with him having a stroke, I hasten to add. It's simply because he was whisked into the local hospital and was there until well after our holiday was due to end, which meant I had to keep moving from one room to another. Fortunately, there was always somewhere for me to spend the night, but I doubt it would be possible to do that at Christmas. They are absolutely fully booked during the holiday season. Therefore we will be spending Christmas at home.

So far, October has been kind to us in the Scottish Borders. It's almost as though summer is reluctant to allow autumn to take over. But I guess now that I have said that, we will have a heavy downpour.

I have finished writing my novel, Murder on Tyneside.  I say finished because I was able to write The End at the bottom of the page a few days ago. Now I am at the stage where I am having to go through the whole thing and pull it together so that it makes sense... well some kind of sense anyway. After that I will read it through again and send it off to a lovely lady who has agreed to cast an eye over it and tell me what I should change before I send it off to my publisher.

I'm not sure the lovely lady knows what she has agreed to; my manuscripts usually need a number of changes. I tend to write the way I think - not always the best way to write a novel. But she is an editor, so maybe she has met other writers like me.

Anyway stay tuned and I'll keep you up to date with how it progresses.

I think that is everything for the moment.

Have a great day wherever you are

Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Catching up!

This week I have been trying to catch up on things that I should have done, but were left undone!

I will clarify that a little by adding that in no way do I mean housework!  House work and I don't get on too well. We never did, though I think I used to tolerate it more than I do now. Therefore, when I say catch up on things, I mean more interesting things, but somehow managed to slip through my net.

Firstly, I decided that I wanted to thank one of the waitresses at Nidd Hall. She was really very nice to me when my husband was whipped into hospital. She always looked out for me coming into the restaurant every evening when I got back from the hospital. 

I had been meaning to drop her a few lines for some time now, but kept forgetting. So this week I sat down and wrote to her. I felt so bad about leaving it for so long, I included one of my books. I thought she might enjoy reading it, (if she can ever find the time.) 

Secondly, I thought it was about time I should add another Blog Post - it has been ages since I last spoke to you all. So here I am. 

My husband had to see the Ophthalmologist at out hospital on Monday. He has been having trouble with blurred vision. It turned out that the lens implant after his cataract operation had done something - I am not sure what, but whatever it was it needed blasting with a laser. Anyway, it seems to have worked as he is seeing better now.  

My friend and her husband have just come back from a visit to her family in south east England. They have been away for two weeks. I couldn't believe it when I heard they were on their way home. It didn't seem like two weeks since they went away. The days and weeks seem to be flying past. It will be Christmas soon!

I heard from my publisher that my novel Divorcees.Biz a fun romance is selling steadily at the moment. So that was a welcome piece of news. Hopefully my other books will not want to be left out in the cold and will follow suit!

My novel, "Murder on Tyneside" is still progressing slowly. I think my sister is fed up waiting for me to finish it. I have received two cards from her each showing a picture of the River Tyne and its magnificent bridges. I think they must be to give me inspiration or, more probably, to to tell me to hurry up and get on with it!! I have them standing on my desk and I look at them when I run out of ideas.

I think that brings me to the end of this post. 
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Just a thought, you might also like to check out the brand new links to my books on the right hand side of the page. I'm told that they swiftly take you to your nearest Amazon, wherever you are in the world. How cool is that?

Have a great day everyone!

Chink! Chink!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Yes! I am Still Around!

Yes, I am still here!

I have been too quiet for so long, I bet you thought that I had packed up and moved somewhere across the world.

No! That is not like me at all. Yes, there are some things that go on here in the UK that I am unhappy about; but would I pack up and leave - NO! No way!

So, now that I am back, what have I got to tell you - precious little, actually. My life is very tame.

Nevertheless, I watch things and I am delighted that Team GB did so well at the Olympic Games. They were Brilliant!! A Big Well Done to them all. They all worked so hard to get there and did great on the day.
The Trojan Project

If anyone is interested, my novel, The Trojan Project is only 99c/99p until Thursday, so if you would like to read this gripping novel, then this is the time to download a copy. The latest review on Amazon is titled - "The Trojan Project - A Project to Die For!"  That has got to get you all hovering
over the download button on Amazon US or UK.

Check out the review for yourself and - Go for it, guys. At only £1 or $1 you are sure to enjoy this roller-coaster read. Who can resist a bargain?

So what has been going on in your world? I am sure you have been doing something that would interest us all. Whether you are replying to my post or want to add a little something about yourselves, I am sure that there are some of you out there that would like to hear from the readers of this blog.

I hope you are all having a great day!

Chink! Chink!