Archive for May, 2008

31 May 2008

Saturday, May 31st, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on 31 May 2008

At eight o'clock this morning I was enjoying a walk in a valley not far from where I live. It was a beautiful morning - blue sky and sunshine, the slightest nip in the air which made for clarity. Apart from the ...

29 May 2008

Thursday, May 29th, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on 29 May 2008

You will notice that, at the present time, the other five categories in my blog set-up are related to authorship and therefore  writing and books - natural, as writing is my life. But I have other interests - essential for a ...

25 May 2008

Sunday, May 25th, 2008 Posted in Books | 2 Comments »

Part of my writing life involves running a book review column in a local weekly paper. So I read a lot of books and the range is wide. Writing such a column has certainly widened my reading. I have just finished ...

22 May 2008

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 Posted in Books | 1 Comment »

4 o'clock. I have just finished Chapter One of my new novel. I am quite happy with it. The way ahead is visible and I look forward to treading the paths with my characters, getting to know them better and ...

21 May 2008

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on 21 May 2008

From Bill. My comment of two days ago did not come true. I did get a word in !!!!! We discussed aspects of my new novel - it is good to have family as sounding-boards. And I would say they are ...

19th May 2008

Monday, May 19th, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on 19th May 2008

Had a good weekend writing the first chapter of my new novel the background of which will be the ironstone mining in Rosedale a picturesque dale in the heart of the North York Moors. The novel is set in  middle ...

15th May New Novel

Friday, May 16th, 2008 Posted in Books | 4 Comments »

I got started on the new novel yesterday. I am fortunate in that the first begining I see is the one I nearly always use. I do know writers who agonise over the beginning and may change it over and over ...

13 May 2008 New Book

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 Posted in Books | 2 Comments »

13 May 2008 Yesterday I was commissioned to write my new novel Sealed Secrets. This came after I had submitted an outline. An exciting day ! The first acceptance is probably the most memorable - you've burst into print and your ...

Whitby 2

Monday, May 12th, 2008 Posted in Jessica Blair Country | 7 Comments »

British seaside resorts are on the up. So I read in a newspaper yesterday. What interested me was the list of the top 10. Number 9 was Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast. It is there that I set my ...

Wings of Sorrow

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Wings of Sorrow

Chapter One: part three online preview of Wings of Sorrow ‘How many crew members do you have?’ ‘Six. My Dad. My brother, myself and three others. They come with us from Lowestoft and have three days off while we are at the ...