Please welcome my Guest Author Tim Walker Tim Walker is an independent author based in Windsor, UK. His background is in marketing, journalism, editing and publications management. Welcome Tim, I’m really happy to have you as my guest author. I love anything to do with history so I’m really looking forward to your piece for us. Let’s find out about […]
Six years ago I made the decision to write a blog at the time I had a vague idea of what I wanted to achieve but I thought I’d give it a go and see what happened. I wanted to share my love of writing and reading, my enjoyment of walking and taking photographs, and I thought I ‘d write about my ‘jollies,’ when I go out and about this gorgeous country with its historical buildings, villages, gardens and breath-taking countryside. And I have tried to do all this and more. Yesterday it was my blog’s 6th birthday. I’ve been reflecting upon the past 6 years when I took that step into the unknown. I had no idea what to expect, whether anyone ‘out there’ would read anything, or come back again once they had. I needn’t have worried. I have amassed the best friends you could ever imagine here, who share my world and whose worlds I share and love dipping into. 6 years ago I didn’t know or expect this could happen. What I did not expect was the friendships I’d form with people I most probably will never meet, and all the things we have in common. I had no idea I’d have so much fun watching them achieve their dreams whilst I tried to achieve mine… Our journey wasn’t/isn’t always easy but throughout we have all kept our sense of humour. I love that we […]
Louise Mullins: Best-Selling Psychological Thriller Author – with Movie Rights Signed – is My Guest Author Today
Today I’d like to welcome best-selling author Louise Mullins. Let’s find out all about her and her writing in her own words: ‘I didn’t intend to become a crime writer…’ My first title, The House of Secrets is based on the story of Isabella, a Victorian woman who is sent to an asylum by her cruel husband after the tragic […]
E. Denise Billups: My Guest Author. Professional Dancer and Wall Street Financier Turned Suspense Thriller Author
My Guest Author today is E. Denise Billups An author with a rare mixture of Southern and Northern charm, E. Denise Billups was born in Monroeville Alabama and raised in New York City where she currently resides and works in finance. A burgeoning author of fiction, she’s published two suspense novels, Chasing Victory, By Chance, and a supernatural short story, […]
It’s been a long hot summer so far – it is raining now – and I’ve been stuck inside most of the time writing and working on edits, so it cannot be any surprise that now and again I break free. I’ve recently completed an Archaeology course and my 7th Forensics and Criminal Justice Course and have felt the need […]
It’s been a while since I posted a ‘Jolly’ and I must apologise. It was my intention to post Part Three of Hardwick Hall towards the end of June – and I shall I get around to it, but not for a little while longer. Apologies if you have waited for it and several other ‘jollies’ I’ve enjoyed of late. […]
Dave Sivers is my Guest Author and we are going to explore A Day in the Life of Detective Lizzie Archer with him, but first: Dave, tell us about yourself, why you write, and why you write in this particular genre. What is your inspiration? What is your next project? I grew up in West London and spent my working […]
ONLY ONE WOMAN Posters advertising Only One Woman by Christina and Jones and me are on display at the London Book Fair 2017 On the Accent Press Ltd Stand. So excited. We couldn’t go to the LBF in person, so seeing our book cover up on the advertising board is beyond Fab. USA & Canada Rights for Paperback, Audio and e-Book have been sold recently. Fabulous, exciting times. Only One Woman coming 2017. And look: lots of other authors and books to discover at Accent too. Photo: Accent Press Staff with M.D. Hazel Cusion
Virginia Water Lake in Windsor Great Park: another ‘jolly.’ I’m posting this again to cheer myself up!
For those without a clue where Virginia Water is, here is the blurb:
The town of Virginia Water is a commuter town in Surrey, England. It might rings some bells if I mention The Wentworth Estate and The Wentworth Club, where the first Ryder Cup was played.
It is also home to the headquarters of the PGA European Tour (pro golf) and the estate was in the headlines in 1998 when General Augusto Pinochet was kept under house arrest in one of the properties there, prior to his extradition.
The estate is situated in the Borough of Runnymede; you know the place, where the Magna Carter was signed by King John.
The town takes its name from the lake in the nearby Windsor Great Park and the lake's name was transferred from a previous stream which was probably named after the 'Virgin Queen.' Elizabeth l.
The River Bourne provides water for the lake and it exits the lake at the eastern end after cascading
Pull up a chair, grab a coffee or a nice strong cuppa, and meet author Jenny Kane who is my Guest Author today. As you know, I don’t host authors that often, but now and again I indulge myself and today I am happy to welcome Jenny Kane – who happens to share the same publisher with me: Accent Press. […]