Friday, 27 May 2016

Book Review – Naomi Novic: Uprooted

Synopsis:
Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood and none return unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for ten years, leaving all they value behind.
Agnieszka fears her dearest friend Kasia will be picked at the next choosing, for she's everything Agnieszka is not - beautiful, graceful and brave. Yet when the Dragon comes, it's not Kasia he takes.
(Source: Amazon)


Monday, 9 May 2016

Things to Write with or The Notebook Dilemma

I'm not sure how old that makes me, but I really struggle with touch screens. They are the bane of my existence and one of the reasons why my Twitter updates feature the odd typo. Twitter... so short, so tempting to update from my phone... and it always manages to catch me out.


Friday, 6 May 2016

Getting to grips with Blogger

When I launched the blog last Sunday, I considered myself well enough prepared for this blogging business, even though I never really had a public blog before. I was wrong.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

An introduction or Why am I here?

Life is a constant stream of changes, but no matter what life threw at me, from about age 9 onwards, writing has been a part of me. It was at that time that I wrote The Adventures of Bernie the Dog - self-illustrated and all! - and started dreaming the dream of one day walking into a book shop and finding a pile of books with my name on it.