Archive for May, 2011

News

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Posted in News | Comments Off on News

I am now on TWITTER  as distant_harbour Hit 25,000 words of new novel yesterday. 75,000 more to go. deadline February

Barter Books and A Find That Thrilled Me.

Monday, May 16th, 2011 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | 3 Comments »

I have just come back from a holiday in the Tweed Valley, an area I love. While there I indulged my passion for books by following a Book-trail. One of the sites visited was BARTER BOOKS in Alnwick where 350,000 ...

Secrets of a Whitby Girl.

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Secrets of a Whitby Girl.

Received a comment on Secrets of a Whitby Girl from a reader :- 'One of your best. I particularly liked the fact that you involved the Arctic and whaling again. I also liked the mention of a diary at the start ...

Susan Hill

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | Comments Off on Susan Hill

I have just read and thoroughly enjoyed A KIND MAN by Susan Hill. I am a fan and love her economy of words without losing impact. They still make an impression, keep the story moving, and are brilliant in creating character. Her ghost ...

The new novel

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Posted in Books, News | Comments Off on The new novel

I am 16,000 words into the new novel, so another 84,000 to go. It is shaping up nicely with all the lead characters  in place and reacting to each other and their environments. The working title I have given it ...

RNA meeting

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Posted in Books | Comments Off on RNA meeting

Just back from a  meeting of the Northern Group of the RNA (Romantic Novelists Association).  About 18 of us there and after an enjoyable lunch, during which there was lots of writing chatter between neighbours, we had a lively meeting ...