Murder on Tyneside

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Divorcees.Biz - Book Cover

Here is the cover of my latest novel, Divorcees.Biz. I love it!!

It says everything about the story - fun, quirky and frothy.

I hope you all like it, too.

I don't have the date of publication at the moment, but we are getting close.

I hope all is well in your world.


Monday, 15 October 2012 Update!!

I have just finished the first edits of and returned them to the publisher. Wow, my eyeballs were on stalks by the time I got through it all.  However it means we are one step nearer to publication.

Another piece of news, we have agreed on the back cover blurb so the first proof of the cover is almost ready. I can't wait to see it. I will display it here once it has all been finalized.

On a different note, we spent the morning changing the spare room around.  My computer is now where Phil's Keyboard use to be, and his Keyboard is going to be in the spot where my computer was.  We still have to get around to sorting that. I have to say we were shattered by the time we got this far. This means that the room is in turmoil at the moment, while the Keyboard is stretched out on our bed!! I hope it isn't getting too used to being there, as there won't be enough room for the three of us in the bed tonight :-)

Once I finish this, I am going to shut the door on the spare room and go into the sitting room to read a book.

Hoping to go on a trip to Carlisle on Wednesday.  So watch this space for more news on the trip.

Have a great day wherever you are


Friday, 5 October 2012

More Excitement! Or is it Anticipation?

More excitement!  Is that possible? After my last piece of news about the acceptance of my novel, for publication, I would have thought that was enough excitement it for the next year. But then I was forgetting the excitement of discussing a cover for the book and the anticipation of waiting for the edits to come through.

I have seen a sketch of the cover and I am really very pleased with it. So now I am looking forward to seeing the completed drawings. As for the edits... well they are something else. Will I recognize my story when the editors have checked it over and made all the necessary corrections? Will it still sound as frothy and as quirky as it once did? Will Sadie still be the down-to-earth, matter-of-fact, scatty woman she was when I first created her? Will Connie....?  Stop!!

I have got to stop thinking like this. I have got to get a grip. Of course everything will be as it was. Except my errors will have been corrected and the whole thing will flow much better.

Changing the subject completely before my nails are chewed down to the quick, my friend and I took another trip to Newcastle on Wednesday. It seems to have become a bit of a habit.  What am I talking about?  Bit of a habit, it has definitely become very much a habit - full stop. But what a wonderful habit. Just to wander around the shops and hear the familiar Geordie accent is beyond words. If you haven't been to Newcastle-on-Tyne, then you have really got to try it sometime. And once you are there, you must try the M&S Deli cafe - bar on the ground floor of the food hall.  It is wonderful. The seating is set out in a sort of horse shoe shaped arrangement near the back entrance so you can't miss it. The staff are brilliant, even though they are often rushed off their feet, they always make time to chat to the customers as they dash around.

Of course I had to treat myself to something. Having travelled the seventy miles down to Newcastle, how could I not treat myself to something?  Anyway on this visit it was a new skirt, which I am rather pleased with. Perhaps next time I will get a top to go with it.  :-)

Well I think I have rambled on enough for the moment. Once I have more news about the cover and the edits, I will be back....  So watch this space!!

Have a great day,