Hi everyone and welcome to my end of year wrap up post! My 2017 Well 2017 has been quite the year! Internationally it has been a disaster, but for me personally it's been quite the adventure. I think it all began back in May, when I read Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time. I was consumed by… Continue reading 2017 Wrap Up
Last year, Philip came along to a convention my friends and I organise (I use that term very loosely) called Nerdvana. Having enjoyed himself, he offered to be on hand for the following year, by doing a talk on writing and hosting some form of writing competition. This year, I hadn't forward planned sufficiently to throw… Continue reading “A Million Words: Turning Your Hobby Into Your Career” – Philip R Johnson
Something wonderful I've gained from my addiction to Twitter is the awareness of things such as "Hashtag Book Shop Day" with Books Are My Bag; what a wonderful excuse to visit book shops, splurge on books, and maybe even have a cheeky cocktail. So that's exactly what Book Wife (Rebecca Thorne-Jones) and I did! We… Continue reading Book Shop Crawl with Rebecca Thorne-Jones
Last night I was so grateful to finally be able to attend a fantasy literary event! Not to play the mother card yet again, but it is difficult to attend cons etc when you have responsibilities and limited funds! Which is why I was overjoyed that there was an event being hosted in Bath (only two… Continue reading A Grim Gathering in Bath
This is a bilingual post. Please scroll down for the English. Pum Peth a Ddysgais yn lansiad Gwales Nos Iau, mynychais i lansiad nofel newydd Catrin Dafydd Gwales, gan Y Lolfa yng Nghaffi Iechyd Da yng Nghaerfyrddin. Roedd yn ddigwyddiad rhyfeddol a hamddenol, gyda cherddoriaeth o'r band lleol wych Adwaith. Dyma beth ddysgais... 1. Pwysigrwydd dysgwyr… Continue reading Pump peth o’r lawnsiad Gwales
What's your favourite book? Don't you just hate that question? It sends me spiraling... how can anyone have a single book that is their favourite? I can't comprehend it. I'm an eclectic reader at best. My true love lays with grim dark fantasy, and I can tell you my favourite grim dark book (The Heroes… Continue reading Richard Osman’s World Cup Of Books
Well, do you? I have a confession. I have been living a secret (ok it's not much of a secret anymore) double life for almost a year now. I ... am a book fairy! In The Beginning It started innocently enough, a chat one day at the end of our monthly book club. Wouldn't it be… Continue reading Do you believe in fairies?