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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Like Bees to Honey

Yesterday I was very privileged to attend the Formby launch of 'Like Bees To Honey' by the gorgeous and talented Caroline Smailes.

The photo shows Caroline explaining some of the background to the story before doing a reading.

I was thrilled to meet many fellow bloggers at the event and was so glad to be there to support Caroline.

You can read my review of 'Like Bees To Honey' on Bookersatz now.

You can buy 'Like Bees To Honey' here.

Finally, I have to thank Caroline very much for naming one of the characters in the novel just for me. I smiled very much when I found him.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Say Hi To Harriet ... and Smudge

Today is the official publication day of 'Stunt Bunny - Showbiz Sensation' by the very lovely and talented Tamsyn Murray.

I have a very special reason for being excited about the launch of this book. Long term readers of my blog will remember my cat Smudge who sadly died 18 months ago and eagle eyed readers of Stunt Bunny will notice that one of Tamsyn's characters bears a remarkable resemblance ...

Today also marks the publication of 'Like Bees To Honey'by the wonderful Caroline Smailes.

There'll be much more about that on this blog in the next few days once I've a)been to Caroline's launch, and b) finished reading the exquisitely well-written 'Like Bees To Honey' and written a review of it.

You can buy 'Stunt Bunny' here. And 'Like Bees To Honey' here.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Like Bees to Honey

The very lovely Caroline Smailes has a new novel out. It’s called ‘Like Bees To Honey’ and I am so proud to be hosting chapter eleven today as part of the blog tour.

When I first started blogging, Caroline was one of the first people I ‘met’ online and I was thrilled to meet her properly at the launch of her last novel ‘Black Boxes’.

If you’d like a preview of ‘Like Bees To Honey’, you can see one right here!

The opening of the novel is on Caroline’s own blog here. And the chapter that follows this one is on Kelly Railton’s blog here.

You can buy ‘Like Bees To Honey’ here.

I’ll be reviewing ‘Like Bees To Honey’ on Bookersatz soon, but in the meantime you can read my review of ‘Black Boxes’ here, and my review of Caroline’s novella ‘Disraeli Avenue’ here.

I can’t wait to read ‘Like Bees To Honey’. Like all Caroline’s books, I know it will be fabulous and I am particularly excited about the fact it is set in Malta – a place that I have very fond memories of.

Finally, I’d like to wish Caroline all the very best of luck and success both for this novel and for everything else she does in future.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Wasted Again!

I'm over on Nicola Morgan's 'Wasted' blog today talking about my take on luck, chance and alternative realities. Please pop over and take a look.

Meanwhile Nicola is on Catherine Hughes' great blog 'Reading, Writing, Learning ...' talking about how to write stories that are more like strawberries than spinach, so please go and have a look there as well.

Finally, I've put a new review on Bookersatz today. The review is of 'Blood At The Bookies' by Simon Brett.

Saturday, 1 May 2010


I'm talking about 'Wasted' by the marvellous Nicola Morgan on Bookersatz today, so please do pop over there and have a look. Nicola blogs here, and there is a special Wasted blog here.

In other news, I sold a story to My Weekly yesterday which was great news to end the week with.