Diverse Books Month!

Things are really starting to take shape for Diverse Books Month, so I thought I’d share some of the participants with you 🙂 I hope you’re all as excited as I am, because we’ve got some really special people taking part… The welcome: https://alylonna.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/welcome-to-diverse-books-month/ Day 1 – Author Yasmin Selena Butt: https://yasminselenabutt.wordpress.com/ ( https://alylonna.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/feature-post-yasmin-selena-butt/ )…

The big ‘to read’ pile

I’m taking a leaf out of my friend Addison’s book. She compiled a list of the books she owns but has not read yet and is crossing them off as she goes. It occurred to me that I should do the same. Many of these books have been sat on my TBR pile for more…

In Tribute To Tiffany Reisz

It’s been a while since I posted an ITT blog, part of my series of praising the living and not waiting until they’re dead to say how much I respect and admire them, but I’ve found myself three times this month waxing lyrical about the work of Tiffany Reisz to various people and it struck…

Inverness Book Festival

It’s been a brilliant week at the book festival at Eden Court here in Inverness, sponsored by Sandstone Press. The fact that it clashed with the Edinburgh book festival was perhaps unfortunate for the authors, but great for us people going along because the audiences were small, meaning that we got to ask questions and…

Something rotten in the state of Venus

Anyone who reads across a lot of genres will know that each one has a certain ‘voice’. There are unspoken rules that are at least nodded to, if not obeyed. Scifi is written differently to fantasy, and neither are the same as YA or romance. As a writer that writes across a lot of different…