I don’t have an ’embarrassed’ photo to hand, but I certainly should have.
Some very kind person sent me interview questions – which I have diligently (and hopefully in an interesting manner) answered. Only problem – I have managed to detach the questions from a note of who sent them! So someone out there is thinking that I’m either very rude in not responding, or very lazy in not having done it yet. Either way I’m embarrassed (seriously embarrassed).
So if you are the kind person, please, please get in touch – comment here or catch me on FB.
I have the feeling that it may be a little ‘sad’ to find this article in the Guardian interesting – but it is about words – and in particular how we pronounce them. And as someone who is often ridiculed by my family for the way I pronounce particular words I will defend my accent to the death. – Accents are NOT wrong – just different.
Fascinating glimpse of the journal of an anonymous sailor.
1) I want to go and see it.
2) There is surely novel material in here somewhere.
3) Lady Hester Stanhope – one of my favourite eccentrics.
Thank you to Madame Gillfurt for highlighting this.
Thank you to LibraryofErana for inviting me to answer questions on their blog. Great questions and I hope that you’ll find the answers interesting. 9i did re-reading it having forgotten all about it until it went live!
As an almost complete technophobe and filled with admiration for all those folk who could produce neat clickable links I finally found a kind friend to talk me through the process. So here is my first attempt!!
I am so chuffed that this appears to work.
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An interesting perspective on how lighting can ‘illuminate’ your writing – maybe you do this unconsciously, as I think I already did, but now I’m going to actively look at this aspect when editing.
I have just been awarded the Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author with Turn of the Tide as part of the People’s Book Prize! Very chuffed.
With thanks to all who voted and especially who commented on Turn of the Tide’s Book Page. It is the comments that I’ll remember when the competition itself is old news.
And for anyone who did comment – if you have read the whole book I’d be really grateful if you could cut and paste your comments onto Amazon as a review – please don’t if you’ve only read part of it – in fairness to folk browsing on Amazon.