Penance by Jane Risdon: I really enjoyed this one, Jane Risdon isn’t an author whose books I’ve read before, but I loved this ghostly Christmas tale. This one also gave me goose pimples, but they were mostly caused by a feeling of dread as Gabrielle looks for his missing wife and daughters. Christmas should be a time when families get to spend precious time together, and yet Gabrielle missed these special days, putting work first, leaving him full of regret. There’s something sinister about reading a story based around Christmas and the big man himself, especially when a crime's committed. I was impressed with how well-written this short story was, the author creates a spooky atmosphere with an undercurrent of tension and unease, but ultimately it’s a touching story that pulls on the heartstrings.
Join me on my walk around Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. Park of the Crown Estate. Windsor Castle is within walking distance. My idea of heaven.
Short Stories, Poetry Anthologies, Singing our Spelling and Times Tables, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton…
I love writing short stories. Transporting someone with little time to read a full novel, or who doesn't enjoy full-length books, into another world or reality. Getting them to suspend their disbelief as they dive into a good yarn for an hour or less.
Hollywood 1939 and Jazz singer Sweet Sable prepares for her set with Desi Garcia's Syncopators, but first, she has an appointment with a safe and its contents. Undercover Crime Shorts by Jane Risdon
K. M. McFarland is my Guest Author this week We’ve both contributed to Ghostly Writes Anthologies which is where we ‘met.’ Karen made her way to the Big Easy in middle school by way of Nashville, Tennessee, and the Florida beaches. She immediately became intrigued by its ambience. Stories of Voodoo, vampires, ghosts and haunted houses have been her inspiration […]
My Guest Author today is Anna Claire Everward. She will be telling us about her in her own words: Anna Claire Everward Claire Everward (she goes by Claire) is a suspense author with a love of knowledge and a lively imagination that made writing the natural thing for her to do. Claire is also the author of The First, and […]
GHOSTLY WRITES ANTHOLOGY 2017 is FREE to download and on Pre-order now publication is on 31st October on all good sites including Amazon, Kobo, Google Play, Apple, Barnes and Noble http://amzn.eu/e8BuOX5 with contributions from various authors from around the globe including my own short story AS COLD AS ICE set in an ancient farmhouse on the Channel Island of Jersey the […]
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 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. […]
Another Jolly: the lull before the storm – Mevagissey and Fowey Cornwall. Sharing this again in 2021 because we cannot go anywhere.
Those of you who pop in here regularly know that in addition to writing related posts, I often include photos and information about my 'jollies,' - my trips out and about this beautiful country.
It's been a hectic time for me of late. I needed a short break to recharge my batteries and when an old school friend invited me to stay with her, I couldn't resist.