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Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017, awarded 2nd Runner up in the RONE Awards 2017 and was the winner in the SF/Fantasy category of the 'Best Banter Contest'.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Mondays Musings

I'm not one of those people who likes to start Christmas in November, we usually don't put our decorations up until at least two weeks before Christmas, but we did visit our local garden centre at the weekend,

and it was looking very festive and cheery with model reindeer, lifelike deer and woodland animals that move realistically, Christmas trees, and lots of decorations and ornaments, as well as 'real' Christmas trees for sale, and Christmas plants and gifts.  It made a nice change from the miserable weather, anyway!

Hello from a rather damp grey and miserable Britain!  I hope December has some of those lovely dry crisp and frosty days, especially with Christmas approaching. 
I verified my wordcount at 50,260 words for National Novel Writing Month   (My 'Winners' badge is in the sidebar to prove it!) My novel is provisionally called 'Spooked' although this might change.  This is the rough cover I made  for inspiration, and as you might gather it is a 'horsey' story, but that's all I'm saying at the moment. It's very, very rough. I hope to add some more words before NaNo officially finishes, but there will be an awful lot of revision needed before it's fit to be seen.  That's what I love about NaNo though, it compels one to keep writing and make sure that pesky 'internal editor' stays locked up while you get the story down!  It was only ever going to be a short novel, so I won't need much in the way of extra words, but I'm probably going to cut a lot and do a fair bit of substituting 'bad' sentences for better ones (I hope)

It is the final day of my Publisher The Wild Rose Press's special Thanksgiving Discount - they are offering 40% off all digital releases in their entire catalogue - and that includes mine, so if you haven't read 'Starquest' or 'Children Of The Mist' yet, now is your chance to get them at a bargain rate, before the third in the trilogy -'Beloved Enemy' - is released. (I'm still waiting for the release date but will let you know as soon as I know myself.) You can also download a fantastic digital cookbook from the Wild Rose Press authors,2015 Cookies and Cocktails Holiday Garden Gourmet/ for FREE: Visit the Wild Rose Press HERE
That's all for now, I hope everyone over the pond had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday


  1. Love the pictures of the garden decorations. We decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving, but don't get the tree until the week before Christmas. Our weather has turned very chilly with lows in the 20's. I'm loving it! Had a lovely holiday weekend, but now it's back to work in full force. Congratulations on making NaNo! Woohoo!

  2. Thank you so much Mary, glad you had a good holiday. Our weather is chiller too - I much prefer frosty sunshiny days to everlasting rain! (I love a bit of snow too!)

    Thanks again for stopping by!

  3. They had Christmas things out at the store way before Thanksgiving this year. They skipped Thanksgiving. I like looking at what they have too. Looks like some pretty things at your store. I like your rough cover.
    Sue B

  4. Hi Sue, we don't have Thanksgiving over here, but we often joke that you know when Christmas is coming by the Easter Eggs in the stores! I love looking around the Christmas displays in garden centres and the Christmas tree farm where we go to get our tree.
    Thanks for the comment on my cover for my Nano story, it was good to have it for inspiration while I was writing.


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