I am really pleased to welcome historical author, Tim Walker, to my blog for the second time. Tim is a fascinating author who has also co-written with his daughter. Let’s find out about Tim: Tim Walker is an independent author based in Windsor, UK. His background is in marketing, journalism, editing and publications management. He began writing a historical series, […]
It is rare for me to feature a Guest Author twice, but today I am welcoming Jenny Kane a/k/a Jennifer Ash, to my blog for the second time with great pleasure. Her first visit was in 2015. Today I am her host as part of The Winter Outlaw blog tour in support of her latest book, Mathilda, which was published 2nd April […]
This week I am pleased to welcome multi-genre author Nik Morton as my guest. We hope you will enjoy reading about his prolific and lengthy career and that you’ll leave a comment for him and investigate his books following his interview with me. Hi Nik, Thanks so much for agreeing to be my guest author. I am really excited to […]
My Guest Author this week is Bobbi Lerman. I first made her acquaintance when my editor at Accent Press set up a blog tour for Christina Jones and I to coincide with the publication of our novel Only One Woman in November 2017. Bobbi not only hosted us on her blog but she read and reviewed our novel and gave […]
David Videcette: My Guest – former Counter Terrorist Detective turned Author: ‘I can’t tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story…’™
I am thrilled to welcome author David Videcette to my blog this week – Author – Media Commentator – Detective I think you are in for a treat as we discover more about his career in Counter Terrorism and his writing. You may well have seen him on TV and heard him on the Radio giving his expert opinion about […]
I love reading and writing crime stories. It is a passion I suppose, ever since I was very young. Adventure stories floated my boat and I found myself drawn to books that – back then before we were all so PC – were probably deemed more suitable for boys more than girls. I loved the stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur […]
In April 2014 I signed my first contract with Accent Press and today is the 3rd anniversary of signing the contract for Only One Woman with Accent Press in 2014. It has been hard work – two authors trying to synchronize their writing and personal lives in order to write a novel together, it was never going to be easy. […]
I’m really excited for all the authors included in this fab anthology, Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016 Published by Plaisted Publishing, nominated for the Metamorph Summer Indie Book Awards 2017 in which I have a short story, The Beneficiaries of Secret Cottage. This is the second anthology in which I have been included receiving a nomination for the Metamorph Publishing Summer Indie Book Awards 2017. The other being: Cons, Dames and G-Men You can read about it here: http://wp.me/p2dg55-3bw And you can read about Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016 http://wp.me/p2dg55-2Dz You can download Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016, e-book FREE and purchase the Paperback via these sites: The eBook is FREE and will be available world-wide http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1125012369?ean=2940153508849 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ghostly-writes-anthology-2016/id1169859655?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/ghostly-writes-anthology-2016 http://www.inktera.com/store/title/53129dd2-5565-4fd7-b431-472696191264 https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=1730315 https://plaistedpublishinghouse.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/haunting-you-this-hallows-eve/ And many other book sites. A fantastic opportunity to discover new writers and their work; a great keepsake.
Kedleston Hall: Part three of my ‘jolly’ there last year – inside All Saints Church with skulls under the floor. Revisiting my blog during lockdown.
As promised here are my photos of the inside of the church of All Saints,
the only survivor of medieval village at Kedleston which Sir Nathaniel Curzon demolished to make way for his new home.
He didn't want to disturb the burial-place of his ancestors so the church was saved.
One enters the church through its oldest surviving feature, the Norman south door.
Most of the late 13th century building is constructed from local Derbyshire sandstone, when the early English style was giving way to the more elaborate Decorated style.
The Church is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
In about 1700 Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 2nd Bt. employed Smith of Warwick to classicise the east wall facing the house.
He put up a sundial inscribed
'Wee shall [soon died all]' next to a skull and crossbones.
The 4th Lord Scarsdale was rector there from 1855-1916, and in 1884-5 he commissioned John Oldrid Scott to undertake a major restoration, which entailed removal of the box pews and the two-decker pulpit.
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