Tag Archives: life experiences

GUEST BLOG: SALLY LAUGHLIN

Hi Folks: I have never had a guest blogger before, so I thought I would start with a good one! For those of you who have not yet discovered her, Sally Laughlin is from the USA. Her last book Fly … Continue reading

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First Windrush book

Hi everybody Well, that was a bit of a surprise. As of today, the first book in my proposed Jack Windrush series is out in Kindle format, with the hard copy coming in  a few weeks. I have planned this … Continue reading

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Scots in Hawaii

The Scots have a reputation for poking around in every corner of the world. It is like a gift, or curse, this wanderlust. The first man to cross Australia south to north was Scottish, as was the first man known … Continue reading

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Lore and Lure of the River

It was Sir Walter Scott who made the Tweed famous, so that people in half the nations of the world learned about the beauty and lore of the Borders through his words. Yet by international standards the river is insignificant. … Continue reading

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When things are bad

Most people have some sort of coping mechanism when things are bad. Some take to drink, or drugs. Others have a favourite place to visit, or find a friend to share with. I have two methods: either I write or … Continue reading

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Sometimes fiction is as painful as life

Hi Everybody I suppose most writers are the same. We use our own experiences to add reality to what we write. I know that I do. Take The Darkest Walk for instance. That is my crime thriller set in Victorian … Continue reading

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