I was thinking about the people we create. Who are they, and what gives them relevance? What makes one book better than another? Two Novels. Book one: Boy meets girl, falls in love and lives happily ever after. Book Two: Fictional story based on fact about somebody who lived through the atrocity… Continue reading BBE Blog: Does He Like Porridge? Showcasing Beverley Latimer.
BBE Blog Showcasing Faye and George Chamberlain. As we lurch into the last few weeks of 2022, we can comment that it’s been a right old year, hasn’t it? The controversial views expressed are my own and not representative of Best Book Editors as a whole. The year’s big news is that we lost… Continue reading BBE Blog Showcasing Faye and George Chamberlain.
On Sunday morning, I woke up with the cockerel again. It was early, but I’d slept well and felt fine. So, to finish off yesterday’s awful, shameful and horrible entry. This is just to show that my mind doesn’t necessarily work in exactly the same way as other people’s. After being so ill… Continue reading Blog: Alec’s Ashes: Part Three.
Not for the squeamish. I took my phone but didn’t get any photos. I will get some from the Watsapp group and add them. Though not directly related to the subject matter, you’ll be delighted to know. I hadn’t slept and felt like crap. I was suffering from not going to sleep—and yes, I’m a… Continue reading Blog; Alec’s Ashes Part Two
Gosh, I’m shattered. I wanted to write this blog and got as far as the title before I had to take to my bed for a nap. Seriously, I wrote three words—and two hours, bang, gone. I have our staff team meeting in an hour so let’s see how we get on. The first… Continue reading Blog: Alec’s Ashes Part One.
This week’s showcase author is Lucas Mayberry, who created Simon, a reluctant superhero. I figured I should probably blurt out a few words about superpowers. I don’t have one—do you? If I had to pick my everyday Superheroes—yay, I made an oxymoron—they would be my two sons. They met and married—in one case—and both… Continue reading BLOG: BBE Blog; Featuring a Showcase for Lucas Maybury.
Land ahoy shipmates. I haven’t the foggiest idea why I wrote that, but it felt like a good opener. Maybe because my beautiful Croatian holiday in the glorious Mediterranean has been beached, and I’ve been landlubbed—or whatever the term is. It’s been a week of stress and problems. I’m sick of talking about… Continue reading Sooz; Personal Blog; Three.
Let’s see how far we get with this. It won’t be for everybody. Please click out now if you’re expecting book-related marketing for somebody, this one’s another personal update. It will have a good dollop of self-pity, a bushell of bitterness and hopefully just enough humour to stop it from being a Dave Peltzer, pity-me… Continue reading BBE Blog My Alter Ego, Sparky Two
There’s a story I heard somewhere concerning the fleet of the would-be conqueror Napoleon sailing up a channel to take the city of Venice. Whoever was in charge was unsure of their bearings, so called to a woman on the bank to make sure they were going in the right direction. ‘Yes, you’re all right,… Continue reading Blog: Our Unsung Hero. With A Showcase for Craig Deegan by staff Blogger Laura Lyndhurst.
A different blog—see, now this is what I call a blog. Written in the terrible old-style bleed-and-blurt where somebody cuts their wrist and lets it bleed words onto the paper. It’s an old-fashioned journal entry that turned into the pity-me memoir after that Peltzer guy ate his puke for supper. Apparently, I’m rather good at… Continue reading Blog Sparky