Independent authors

One of the best things about WordPress so far has been connecting with other indie authors and experiencing their work. This is something I definitely want to continue doing.

So far, I’ve read the brilliant ‘Tissue of Lies’ by Carole Parkes and am half way through ‘Xoe’ by Sara C. Roethle. I can recommend both books, though both are very different genres. I’ve got Grady P. Brown’s ‘The Young Guardians’ book waiting too – my reading list has never been so packed and I can’t help feeling that my own writing is improving by reading different styles and genres. It’s also been great getting feedback on my own book from another author, I recommend the process to anyone. If any other authors out there want to book swap and review with me please send a message.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a gripping, suspense-filled thriller, try ‘Tissue of Lies’, available here:

or for fantasy/horror, try ‘Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, oh my’ – the first half of which has been very enjoyable:

Happy reading!


Disappointing Half Term

Hmmm… With a whole week off I should got so much done! I think that must be the lament of writers everywhere; does time work differently if you’re an author? I really did plan a great week though – writing everyday, exercising, healthy foods – the works! And I achieved practically nothing (although I did read a couple of fantastic books – more about those later). Now I’m wondering if I set my goals too high, it’s a bit all or nothing with me. Is that another writer thing?
Therefore, it didn’t take much to make the whole week seem unachievable – some bad news about a family member… A cold … A few late nights with a bottle of wine! Suddenly it’s Sunday and I’m back at work tomorrow with a feeling of failure hanging in the air.
New goal: just do a tiny bit each day. Even if it’s just a paragraph. Keep your fingers crossed for me!