Archive for July, 2008

Cricket 1

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 Posted in Books | 15 Comments »

Off to London tomorrow to visit my publisher (See My Writing Life) but I shall be keeping an eye on the Test Match. Cricket is the sport I played and followed. I was brought up with it. My Father and ...

Visit To Publisher

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Visit To Publisher

Tomorrow I go to London to visit my publisher at the request of the Commissioning Editor. Why? To discuss my present novel and my future plans, but just what that will mean and lead to I won't know until I ...

Emails 1

Sunday, July 27th, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Emails 1

In the last week I have received two emails appreciating my books; one from someone in this country, the other from Vancouver Island, Canada. I have received many emails concerning my books since emails became a regular way of communication for ...

Captain James Cook and Captain William Scoresby Snr.

Thursday, July 17th, 2008 Posted in Jessica Blair Country | 1 Comment »

The statue of Captain Cook stands on Whitby's West Cliff over-looking the River Esk that joins the sea between the piers. The West Pier was rebuilt in stone in 1632 and the East Pier about 1702. The taller lighthouse on ...

Publicity

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Publicity

 Although publishers have a publicity department to promote their authors it is not possible for them to give as much publicity to each author as they would like, so it does behove authors to promote some publicity for themselves. The author knows local outlets and ...

SUSAN HILL’S NEW BOOK: THE MAN IN THE PICTURE

Saturday, July 5th, 2008 Posted in Books | 8 Comments »

I last week I read that Susan Hill has another book coming out on 9th October: THE MAN IN THE PICTURE. I was delighted, especially as the comment stated that it is in the same vein as THE WOMAN IN BLACK. ...