Undercover: Crime Shorts by Jane Risdon coming soon

 Roger A Price: Former Detective and Author of Nemesis and Vengeance: Undercover: crime shorts; is a wonderfully satisfying anthology of six short stories which transcend above the crime fiction genre providing a ripping yarn irrespective of the reader’s crime fiction preference. Jane Risdon has cleverly stitched together a mix of tales to suit all fans of the genre. UNDERCOVER: Crime […]

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Birthday Bash Part Two: Thomas Becket, Eastbridge Hospital, and Pilgrimage – revisiting my post because during lockdown I cannot go anywhere.

Revisiting my 'jolly' to Canterbury Cathedral.
Part One of my birthday bash found me having a look around Canterbury Cathedral with a special treat;

seeing the tomb of a family ancestor, William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury (1503-1532).

I wrote about our visit to Canterbury Cathedral last time, and I posted photos I took.

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The Icing on the Cake…The Thrill of it All.

It is such a thrill to receive feed-back from readers. Writing is such a lonely occupation and so to know someone has actually read what you’ve written and liked it enough to comment on Social Media, and to then pop across to Amazon to leave a review with some lovely sparkly stars, and a #1 Best Seller  spot to boot: well, that is the icing on the cake. In September I signed with Accent Press Ltd and in October they published their Halloween Anthology, Shiver, in which I contributed my short story, The Haunting of Anne Chambers – a Ghost story set in Cornwall where I have spent many years working with recording artists we managed there. http://t.co/qw98OdKs9C We used to stay with friends in the village of Paul, not far from Mousehole, and there is a wonderful old church there – Paul Church, also known as St. Pol de Leon  – which has some interesting history attached to it.  The Spanish came ashore during the Spanish Armada, did a little raping and pillaging – which accounts for so many dark-haired locals with Spanish-sounding names I guess – but perhaps we won’t go there! Anyway Inside the Church Chancel there is a plaque which inspired my story The Haunting of Anne Chambers – it reads exactly as follows: Interr’d near this place lies ye body of Captain Andrew Elton Commander of the Godfrey Gally. He was killd in an engagement with a French Privateer Off the Lands […]

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That was the Year, that was…..

 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 […]

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