Dellani Oakes. I've been writing since I was a child. I began my illustrious career when I was six or seven, writing terrible verse. I wrote a poem for my grandmother and illustrated it. I don't remember exactly what I said, only the repeating line, "When you get a coffin, you never will grow cold, if you make sure that the coffin's made of 14-carat gold." No clue what she really thought of it, but she thanked me very graciously.
Staci’s had to learn to do what she needs to do to survive. And sometimes, that means taking things from shops and restaurants, or dumpster-diving. She’s also not above lying if it’ll keep her safe or get her food. She doesn’t always like the things she has to do, but she has a strong survival instinct. And anything is better than going back to her stepfather...
Find out more by tuning in to The Authors Show to listen to me reading a chapter from Undercover: Crime Shorts, and to hear me discussing how I came to write it, what inspired me, and how my background has given me ideas for stories.
Roger A Price has been my Guest Author before but things have moved on since then and so I thought it would be interesting to catch up with him and his latest book Hidden Welcome to the first day of his blog tour with this fab book. I am dead chuffed he agreed to be on my blog first… Let’s […]
I am delighted to welcome the lovely Jane Risdon to my blog, with her ‘Opening Lines’ from Only One Woman. Written in tandem with Christina Jones, Jane is sharing the first 500 words from her part of the story, Renza’s Diary. Over to you Jane… It is 1968 and Renza is about to go to Germany with her family, joining her father who is working there with the MoD. She’s facing 3 years overseas and isn’t happy. Scott and his band, Narnia’s Children, move next door to her. They are over from the Channel Islands to tour and record their first single. It is love at first sight but it is short-lived. Vowing undying love and secretly becoming engaged, Renza leaves for Germany within weeks, Scott believes the band will be in Germany soon and they can meet up. Renza promises to come back to England as often as she can. Narnia’s Children tour up and down the country and one night they take the stage at St. Barnaby’s Hall where he sets eyes on Stella who has only days to live, she is convinced. Set in the UK music scene of the late 1960’s Only One Woman is sheer nostalgia: the music, fashions, the changing society of the Swinging Sixties, the Cold War, and so much more – a love triangle set in Europe, the Mediterranean, Jersey and England in the grooviest decade of the 20th century by Christina Jones […]
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, […]
I’m chuffed to bits to be hosting the ‘dynamic duo’ of crime writing, Bob and Carol Bridgestock, better known as R C Bridgestock to my blog as part of their tour in support of their latest fab publication POETIC JUSTICE If you loved Scott and Bailey and Happy Valley TV series then you will be fascinated to know the couple […]
It’s my 7th Blog Anniversary and I’d like to thank each and every one of you for visiting here and sharing my experiences over the last 7 years. Thanks especially to those who have been here from day one and thank you to all those who have joined me recently. It is great knowing you all, engaging with you, your […]
This week I am the guest author on The Blonde Plotters blog answering questions about my writing and inspiration for Only One Woman and Undercover: Crime Shorts. Do drop in and take a look round. https://theblondeplotters.com/2019/01/24/the-blonde-plotters-meet-jane-risdon Only One Woman -For eBooks only – 99p until the end of January 2019. 50* reviews from guys and gals – most countries incl: USA/Australia Paperback and eBook on most digital platforms Paperback Waterstones and good indie stores. For Paperback, Kindle, and your Phone…Only One Woman fits anywhere anytime https://www.facebook.com/RenzandStella https://amzn.to/2VX7yWw https://amzn.to/2HemX1f ISBN: 9781783757312 Undercover: Crime Shorts eBook on most digital platforms Links on books2read.com/u/4jD0wo Paperback coming soon.
Undercover: Crime Shorts eBook edition available most digital platforms – Amazon to follow soon. books2read.com/u/4jD0wo is published (with the paperback to follow soon) I hope you will enjoy my first collection of short stories in one place at last. If you enjoy a gripping yarn with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction, Undercover: Crime Shorts will take you to […]