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
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?
This post has been somewhat delayed... Last week, hubby and I abandoned our children with my mother and gallivanted off to Tenby for the night, to celebrate the fact that at the end of the month, our friend Rhys Jones is turning thirty (the last of us to do so). When I go anywhere, I… Continue reading Tenby With Rhys Jones
Last night myself, hubby and some friends attended a performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest held in the impressive venue of our Kidwelly Castle Look familiar? It's the castle used in the opening of Monty Python's Holy Grail. Yes, your mother is a hamster and your father does indeed smell of elderberries. I wasn't sure what to… Continue reading Shakespeare’s The Tempest with Taking Flight Theatre Company