Thursday, 29 May 2014

May Haiku

So much for good intentions! At the beginning of this year I intended to post a Haiku for each month, but that flew out of the window when my mother-in-law fell and broke her wrist and pelvis, and then the window slammed shut when we got the puppy and I realised JUST HOW MUCH HARD WORK A PUPPY IS!

She's now nearly 4 months old and is much better at laying patiently while I fiddle around on the laptop, and the MiL has had to accept that she's almost completely recovered and can't have me on call all the time, so I am thinking it's time to put the fingers on the keyboard, or pen to paper, again.

How did that happen?
Time flies, they say, and it's true -
of this year, at least!

Spring sprung secretly.
May - I blinked once and missed you.
June - please knock loudly!

Thanks for visiting!

What do you prefer - fingers on keyboard or pen on paper - and why?

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Cover reveal - Our Beautiful Child

It's high time I got back to blogging. A sick mother-in-law and a new puppy have stood between me and writing / blogging for too long now! The MiL is on the mend and the puppy is an angel, so no excuse. 

I'm absolutely delighted that my fabulous writerly friend Annalisa Crawford has a new book coming out in a couple of weeks. I love her quirky style and I'm desperate to get my hands on a copy of this! Watch this space for a link when the time comes, but for now... isn't the cover lovely? The story sounds intriguing, too!

Release date: 10th June 2014         Publisher: Battered Suitcase Press

“The Boathouse collects misfits. Strange solitary creatures that yearn for contact with the outside world, but not too much. They sit, glass in hand, either staring at the table in front of them, or at some distant point on the horizon.”

… so says the narrator of Our Beautiful Child. And he’s been around long enough to know.

People end up in this town almost by accident. Ella is running away from her nightmares, Sally is running away from the memories of previous boyfriends and Rona is running away from university. Each of them seek sanctuary in the 18th century pub, The Boathouse; but in fact, that’s where their troubles begin.

Ella finds love, a moment too late; Rona discovers a beautiful ability which needs refining before she gets hurt; and Sally meets the captivating Murray, who threatens to ruin everything.

Three women. Three stories. One pub.

I live in Cornwall UK, with a good supply of beaches and moorland right on my doorstep to keep me inspired. I live with my husband, two sons, a dog and a cat.
Despite my location, I neither surf nor sail, and have never had any inclination to try. I much prefer walking along a deserted beach and listening to the waves crashing over rocks. For this reason, I really love the beach in the winter!