This Writer's Life...

Getting to Know … Julie Anne Lindsey

Happy Good Friday, everyone! Do you have any exciting plans for the Easter break? I shall be watching football today. Three hours of football. These are very tense times for Burnley FC. We're frighteningly close to winning promotion to the Premier League but, as had been said many times before, football is a funny old game. So that's my Good Friday - watching football and chewing my fingernails.

Getting to Know … Pauline Barclay

Wow, another week has flown by. What have I done this week? Um, been to the dentist (take that as read - sheesh), put the house on the market and sold it, taken the puppy (who will soon be 2 years old) to his first agility training session (he loved it), seen Steve Forbert in concert again (brilliant!), checked the football league table every ten minutes because, amazingly, Burnley FC are on the brink of a return to the Premier League … Basically, it's been just another manic week in the Wells household. 

Getting to Know … Dee J. Adams

I've no idea where the week went. Really, it just passed me in a blur. I did visit my dentist so that wrote off an entire day, but one minute I woke up feeling as if I'd been hit by a sledgehammer (Monday) and now it's Friday. I'd like to tell you I've been busy sending Dead Simple to my editor, but alas, I'd be lying. There are still some (a hell of a lot of) tweaks needed before it leaves my desk. …

Getting to Know … Rita Henuber

Yay, it's Friday, folks, which means I get to delve into another writer's life. Today, I'm thrilled to welcome Rita Henuber who, for those of you who don't know, writes exceptionally good contemporary women's fiction and suspense thrillers. You must read on because the photo … oh my God, the photo... 

Before I forget, you've still got five days to enter the Rafflecopter to win wonderful e-books. …

H8 txt msgs?

There's a bit of a debate going on at the moment regarding our use of the English language. Some argue that children spend so much time using textspeak - either via text messages, Facebook and Twitter, etc., that they have no real grasp of vocabulary and punctuation. And being a boring old git, I have to agree with them.

My daughter once brought home a piece of written work on which her teacher had written 'Excellent'. …

Getting to Know… Marcelle Dubé

So here it is. This is my new weekly spot where I get to be nosy and pry into writers' lives. 

I'm delighted to introduce my first guest, the lovely Marcelle Dubé. I haven't actually met Marcelle (more on that later), but we're both mystery authors and both members of the Not Your Usual Suspects blog so I feel as if I know her well. I fell in love with her writing when I read her novel, The Shoeless Kid, published by Carina Press. …


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