That was the year, that was….it’s over so let it go. What a year! January arrived with an appointment with the surgeon’s knife, only to be postponed at the operating room door; phew! A 60’s Icon, Samantha Juste passed away in February and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of those who read and commented on my piece about her, and who remembered her with the same affection as I. Her passing reminded me of those wonderful, care-free days in my teens filled with music, fashion, and the changing world around me. I know many scientists, and others who have changed the world and who have done so much more for human-kind died this year, but Samantha was a link to my teens. I was also fortunate enough to have some of my short stories and flash fiction published and Pod-cast during February as well as being interviewed by other authors on their blogs. Links for all these are on my blog roll. February also saw the paper-back publication of In A Word: Murder – a crime anthology – which had been published in November 2013 as an e-Book. I was thrilled to be asked to contribute two stories for this very worthy cause – The Princess Alice Hospice, Surrey – in memory of Maxine Clarke, writer, blogger and editor. Both my stories received really positive and uplifting reviews which has been encouraging. March found me spending a week with my sister and her husband. My week with […]
Seasons Greetings one and all Many thanks for being here and making it such a joy to connect with you. It has been an interesting year and I have enjoyed your posts and comments so much. I have had a wonderful time visiting your blogs (those who have them) and I wish you all the very best. I shall be back before the New Year to see what you have all been up to. Stay happy, safe, and healthy. Wishing you all this, and peace too. Jane xx If you are planning on reading something over the holiday period I do hope you will consider these: Wishing on a Star (anthology) featuring some fab stories and one by me – Merry Christmas Everybody – based on a real event 26 years ago at Christmas. Published by Accent Press Ltd. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PQL5H3I/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_G0WAub0WWT9 and Shiver (anthology) featuring some spine chillers including one by me – The Haunting of Anne Chambers – set in Cornwall – and #1 on amazon’s Kindle Store – Halloween. #15 on amazon’s Kindle Scary stories. Published by Accent Press Ltd. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00O9VKGJG/ If you feel like benefitting The Princess Alice Hospice, Surrey, you might consider purchasing In A Word: Murder http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495931684/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_vx6.sb15V2W6V7KJ in memory of Maxine Clarke, Crime writer, editor and blogger all proceeds go to this wonderful Hospice. http://www.pah.org.uk/ There are some cracking murders in this anthology written by award-winning crime, and I have two stories included: Dreamer and also Hollywood Cover Up. Published […]
On the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW1 1914-1918 I ‘d like to remember and honour all those who lost their lives, including countless civilians, caught up in the horror of war. In particular I’d like to remember family members. However, even though I’ve been researching our family for over 30 years, many still remain illusive. Therefore I decided I would have one family member represent all those […]
Something to snuggle up with on a cold, dark, windy night. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00O9VKGJG/ http://www.amazon.com/Shiver-collection-halloween-stories-best-selling-ebook/dp/B00O9VKGJG/ http://youtu.be/NUofhdwu8JE http://t.co/CvmkHTX2Vn Perfect for Halloween. Thrills, chills and giggles too. Hide-under-the-bed stories, laugh-out-loud stories and food-for-thought stories – something for everyone. Christina Jones: Laying The Ghost Cara Cooper: Your Number’s Up Caroline Dunford: The Dark Night of Dawn Jane Risdon: The Haunting of Anne Chambers Tricia Maw: Uncle Henry Marie Laval: Cemetery for Two Princesses Andrea Frazer: All Hallows David Rogers: Curtains Helena Fairfax: The Pumpkin Hacker Bill Kitson: Dead Ringer http://youtu.be/NUofhdwu8JE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUofhdwu8JE I hope you Shiver right down to your timbers. Let me know, let Amazon know, and let Accent Press Ltd know what you think I know I’d appreciate your feed-back. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00O9VKGJG/
I’ve just had a good tidy up and cleared my writing desk ready for a full on session this week. It’s amazing just how cluttered it manages to get when I have my head down and I’m in over-drive – I have been writing a great deal this summer. Hence the need to have a good tidy. Inspired by the publication […]
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00O9VKGJG Thrilled to be published today in this FAB collection alongside so many successful authors including my life-long friend, Christina Jones, who has been so inspirational and supportive of me and my aspirations to become a writer. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christina-Jones/187064786222 Thanks Chrissie without your encouragement and advice my fingers would never have seriously connected with the keyboard. Even though we write in different genres she has often read my work when, other than my husband, no-one had ever read anything I’d written. To find we both have stories in the same collection is such fun. We’ve shared an anthology once before but this was a complete surprise. My contribution to Shiver is The Haunting of Anne Chambers. If you’ve read and enjoyed my two short stories The Secret of Willow Cottage: The Tale of the Reluctant Bride and The Secret of Willow Cottage: The Tale of the Jilted Lover I hope you might enjoy The Haunting of Anne Chambers: It’s a Ghost story set in Cornwall – a tale of Privateers, Pirates and ….well, I’ll let you find out. My fellow contributors are: Andrea Frazer, Bill Kitson, Caroline Dunford, Christina Jones, and Helena Fairfax, Tricia Maw, Marie Laval, Cara Cooper and David Rogers. I know there will be something for everyone in SHIVER Available from Accent Press Ltd. ISBN: 9781783752195 http://www.accentpress.co.uk http://youtu.be/NUofhdwu8JE There are many who have encouraged me and supported my writing, too numerous to mention – family and friends especially, who deserve my thanks. Thank you each and every one […]
I can hardly contain my excitement. Publication day for SHIVER is October 9th 2014. ISBN: 9781783752195 Published by Accent Press Ltd. at £2.99 Advance orders are being taken so I understand. My short story, The Haunting of Anne Chambers, is included along with stories by: Andrea Frazer, Bill Kitson, Caroline Dunford, Christina Jones, Helena Fairfax, Tricia Maw, Marie Laval, Cara Cooper and David Rogers. For more details pop across to http://www.accentpress.co.uk Discover what Anne Chambers and Andrew Pasco got up to in Cornwall.
Those of you kind enough to pop in here from time to time will know I’ve been submitting to Publishers during the summer, more in hope than expectation. Well, I am very happy to share my good news with you. I’ve been included in SHIVER, a collection of horror stories with contributions by so many authors I admire such as: Andrea Frazer, Bill Kitson, […]