Murder on Tyneside

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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Special offer This week!!

I doubt there is anyone in the entire universe who has not heard of my novel The Trojan Project. Well I am sorry to tell you that I am mentioning it again!

But I do have some good news, because all this week the novel will be on offer to download for only 99c or 99p whichever is your currency. It doesn't matter what your currency is, because on both sides of the pond, that is a darn good deal. Certainly one not to be missed.

Meanwhile, things in the Thornton household are going well. I am getting back to the sequel of The Trojan Project, which I started some time ago. I don't know why I suddenly stopped writing it. Perhaps I decided to go for something lighter and wrote Divorcees.Biz followed by Only Twelve Days instead. But for whatever reason, I am back and intend to carry on until the end. Well that is the plan and I have been assured that it is always good to have a plan.

Of course, just because someone has a plan, it doesn't mean everything is going to work out. I had a plan a long time ago that I was going to rich and famous, but so far that hasn't happened and those that know me personally realise that time is running out for me!!  Unless everyone reading this suddenly decides that they can't live another moment without a copy of The Trojan Project on their Kindle. It wouldn't make me rich, but I'm telling you it would certainly make me a very happy bunny.

At the moment, there is someone out in our garden painting our garage. It was starting to look very faded, so we thought it was time to have the whole thing spruced up. I have to say he is making a good job of it. I will add a photo here when he has finished.

Well I think that is all for the moment.

Have a good day wherever you are


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Character Blog!

Julie Northup has added a short interview with me to her blog.

The interview was about the novel I am working on at the moment.  Why not head on over there and take a look.  Enjoy!

The Link is below:

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

More News!! + Update!

My new publisher, Creativia, has produced an new video trailer for my novel, The Trojan Project. How exciting is that? It was something I always wanted to do for myself, but sadly I had no idea how to produce videos. Hopefully you will all be keen to see it, so I have added the link here.

If you could possibly find the 'Like' button, I would be grateful if you would give it a nudge and then pass on the link to your friends and family. (might as well get them involved, too) I really need to get the news out there and I am relying on you all to help.

I hate to say this, but Kelso Town centre is still in a mess. It's a shame for all the tourists coming to see this quaint little town with its cobbled streets only to find the place in an uproar. It will be Civic Week soon, a time when lots of people come into the town to cheer on the riders as they ride the boundaries of the Borders. A tradition which celebrates the historic past of the area. At the moment, the Town Square, where the ceremony is held, is cordoned off while the cobbles have been taken up and are in the process of being relaid. Probably something to do with health & safety :-)  Quite honestly, I have tried to avoid going into the town and I am sure several other people have done the same, which must be a nightmare for the local shops.

Despite my husband being so wobbly on his feet due to his recent health problems, we have managed to get our garden swing out from hibernation in the garage. So now we are hoping for some sunshine so we can gently rock back and forwards while reading our books and sipping something cool and delicious. When you put it like that, it sounds wonderful, and believe me it is. But at the moment, you can never be sure that the heavens won't open and we will be drowned, while gathering up our bits and pieces and clambering indoors.

 The Borders Book Festival, held in Melrose, starts today until Sunday. I have 6 books in the Festival
Bookshop, so I am going to go along when it is quiet, to take a couple of photos. Did I really say 'when it is quiet'? I don't know why I said that! From my experience it is heaving all the time as people gather to hear their favourite authors talk about their books.  And before you ask, no! I am not that famous, so I won't be giving a talk. But if you keep on passing around the info at the top of the page.... you never know!

On that wishful note, I think I will call it a day.

Have a great day and if you are going to the book festival, look out for my books - The Trojan Project & Only Twelve Days. 

The photo above is the Update!!  
I have just got back from the Borders Book Festival and my books are on show.


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Back Again!

Things have been a bit hectic in the Thornton household of late. My husband was whisked away to hospital - again last week. However, they did seem to get to the root of the problem and have done something about it, so hopefully, all will be well.

Of course to find the cause of his problem involved a great deal of X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans and probably a few things that scientists around the globe are still working on.  But I have to say that the Borders General Hospital pulled out all the stops and got him sorted and home after 9 days. So with a bit of luck and a fair wind he is back on the road to recovery.

Today someone came and put some new windows in our garage. We now have glass windows. When the garage was first erected, the company doing the job used clear plastic. I have to admit the plastic or whatever the real name for it is, worked quite well. But as the years went by, the sun turned the clear plastic into a horrible yellowish colour. And if that wasn't bad enough, the  plastic was so thin it began to crack.

Anyway, like I said we have had the five panes changed and I have to say it is looking marvellous. So when the guy comes back to wash down the whole structure and give it a repaint, it is going to look like a Wendy House!

It's a shame I can't say as much for Kelso Town Centre. Oh my goodness! All I wanted to do on Thursday morning was to drop a letter from the hospital into our Dr. The letter was regarding my husband's discharge from hospital. It it hadn't been so important, I would have turned around and gone back home. All manner of things were going on. Including white lining along the road past Lidl's. Anyway, I took a different route home. Is this chaos in our lovely town ever going to end? But then on the other hand, Galashiels, a few miles away has problems, too.

It has been decided to re-open the railway from Edinburgh to Galashiels. The last time I was in Galashiels, I almost lost the will to live. I drove around and around trying to find somewhere to park. The car park nearest to where we were going was closed, as was the bus station! Can you believe it? Even the bus station was closed.  Is the train going to stop in the bus station I wonder??  Even the one way system had been altered, in that, what was once the going up up through the town centre was now the going down through the town centre. Quite honestly, the situation was so awful trying to sort out where I was and where I was going next, I thought I was going to lay an egg.

With all the problems of the Edinburgh Tram System, you would think they would have left well alone. But no! If you are going to muck it up, then really go for it!!
Okay, rant over!!

Our lovely nephew is home from his holiday in Corfu. I have seen one photo of him enjoying his holiday, so I am looking forward to seeing more very soon. I believe he kept his mum and dad on their toes during their stay, so no doubt he had a great time.

Well I think that is all for the moment..... except to remind you all of my new website -   and that my novel, The Trojan Project has now been re-published by Creativia.

Have a great day!