The first thing I want to say about this book is that Stephen Glick is a surviving stroke victim, and at the front of all of his books, he lists the warning signs of an oncoming stroke. This could potentially save somebody’s life, and I think it’s an amazingly public-spirited thing to do. It bears… Continue reading Review of The Testament by S Lee Glick.
One of the best Indie novels I’ve read in a long time. The story is set in Hawaii—what’s not to like, right? It’s dismal here in bleak old England, and this book comes with a healthy dollop of tropical sunshine included. It tells of long, hot days spent horseriding and surfing. This book has got… Continue reading Review of Trafficking Innocence by Nalani Titcomb
Back to mainstream authors for this one. Tough review to write because I feel like a disloyal wife. In a sentence, I can say that this book was okay. That stings because Koontzie has been my life-long favourite author. Sticking with the spousal analogy, it’s like a marriage that has lost its sparkle. This book… Continue reading Review of Devoted by Dean Koontz.
This is a book about circumstances. It’s a wrong time-wrong place story with catastrophic effects that snowball our hero into a corner. At his back, he has one wall with nothing left to lose and, at the other, I’ve had it with this. But we’ve shot to the end of the story, where Ed is… Continue reading Review of Why Good Men Kill by James Lilley
When your book comes out, you need to market it. It’s a sad fact of life that if you eat 1000 cream cakes, you will get fat, and it’s also a fact that no matter how much you think it should, your book isn’t going to sell itself. Much of your marketing and promotion will… Continue reading Selling Your Books at Fairs and Events.
I started a mainstream book by my hero, Dean Koontz, about two weeks ago but have been so snowed under with work that there’s been no time for reading—and long may it continue. I haven’t left mainstream behind, but the following two reviews are both from pre-published Indie’s written by my lovely clients. Beneath the… Continue reading Review of Beneath the Sand by Jake Shuford
This is one of my favourite aspects of creative writing. With a single wave of the writing wand, writing for therapy could save the world billions in treatment costs. That’s a significant brag akin to John Lennon saying he’s more famous than Jesus—and the guy from Talking Heads saying he’s more famous than John Lennon—come… Continue reading Writing for Therapy
It’s so long since I’ve had time to write anything blog-wise. Time has got the better of me every which way I turn. So, what’s been happening? All three of us are double-dipped. That makes me feel safe. I’ve got my card to prove that I’m fit to fly—if I but had a plane to… Continue reading 21st July 2021 BBE Blog A Garage Extension with Climbing Roses.
Rules For Using Clauses and Commas For many writers, knowing when and how to use commas correctly is one of the most baffling processes to get their heads around. We’re going to look at common errors regarding punctuating your sentences correctly. Some people use the Oxford comma, some don’t—what are the rules? We’d be… Continue reading Rules For Using Clauses and Commas
New Book Coming this Weekend By Established Author Katherine Black Lizards Leap Funky, Fantasy Fun For All the Family to Enjoy Newspaper Review: “Like Enid Blyton on Acid.”