Category Archives: Books

Apprenticed To My Mother #amwriting #cover

As regular readers will know I penned a few stories about my mother which I decided to turn into a memoir – though some will say parts, especially the dialogue are more based on a true story, given no one … Continue reading

Posted in Books, cover reveal, family, memoires | Tagged , , , | 53 Comments

Life Begins… #bookreview #barbtaub #lifebeginswhenthekidsleavehomeandthedogdies

I worked with a chap for many years who kept neat to-do lists on post-its. As he progressed up the slippery pole of management, the post-its got bigger and the to-dos more important. They were always laid out the same … Continue reading

Posted in Book review, Books | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

The Congress of Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. 1 or Flash Fiction: My (Small) Part In Its The Journey. #Carrotranch #congressofroughwriters #anthology

In my fourth ever post I tried my hand at flash fiction for the first time. This… Dogged Harry dropped his gaze to avoid looking at Sally. No point; she didn’t know he existed. He looked at the dog. Milton … Continue reading

Posted in anthology, Books, carrot ranch, miscellany | Tagged , , , | 62 Comments

Another Instalment #thelastwillofsvenandersen

It’s 1981, Mrs Thatcher is in power and the Australian cricket team is touring. Harry Spittle is in the last year of his legal training, as an articled clerk at Clifford Risely & Co. In this extract from the upcoming … Continue reading

Posted in Books, harry spittle, the Last Will of Sven Andersen | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Life, Who Knew #lifeinaflash

This time, two years ago I was floggging through Nano – the National Novel Writing Month – trying to write 30 short stories in 30 days, each 1667 words long. They had to be in a variety of styles, genres, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, flash fiction, nanowrimo, publishing | Tagged , , , , | 38 Comments

To Nano or not to Nano #worksinprogress #amwriting

A couple of Nanos ago – if you don’t know what ‘nano’ is, it is shorthand for the National Novel Writing Month where people set themselves the challenge of writing a 50,000 word book during November – I started on … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Dead Flies And Sherry Trifle #sequel #secondsequel

  I’ve been a bit absent recently, mostly due to a rather spiffing holiday and some bloginertia that followed. But I haven’t been idle. Far from it. I’ve been writing and reading and writing some more. All of this is … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , | 21 Comments