New review from HotLit Books

  Pleased as punch that today HotLit Books gave The Last Train Home & Other Stories a whopping five stars and a ‘Read Now’ rating!   Check out the review here – and remember to peruse the rest of the site for more indie gems.   Thanks HotLit Books!!  


Hidden historical heroines (#03: Isabella MacDuff)

Isabella MacDuff (c. 1285 – c. 1313) is a heroine of the Wars of Scottish Independence, a series of military campaigns between the English and the Scottish in the latter part of the 13th and early part of the 14th centuries. She was the daughter of the Earl of Fife and became the Countess of […]

I love Clapham Books!

      Being a “south-of-the-river” gal, I’ve probably spent more money and time in Clapham Books than I should have. Independent bookshops are getting rarer and rarer – especially on London High Streets – but how can clicking idly on Amazon compare to the material experience of a handpicked selection of literary gems? I’ve […]

Special Offer! 1/3 off ‘The Last Train Home & Other Stories’

    In celebration of the launch night for The Last Train Home – for a limited time only – get one third off the price at Smashwords Publishing with coupon code MG29M!!   After you’ve bought the book via Smashwords, you will have access to a whole range of formats for reading or printing: […]

Hidden historical heroines (#02: Nest ferch Rhys)

  Nest ferch Rhys (c. 1085 – c. 1136) – or Agnes, daughter of Rhys – was a Welsh princess from the High Middle Ages.   She was the eldest legitimate child of Rhys ap Tewdwr, the last King of Deheubarth, by his wife, Gwladys ferch Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn, herself a princess of Powys. Both Deheubarth and Powys were […]

Hidden historical heroines (#01: Joan of Kent)

  Joan of Kent (1328 – 1385) was a granddaughter of Edward I. She was lauded by her contemporaries as the most beautiful woman in all of England and is known to history as the Fair Maid of Kent.   When she was just a babe in arms, her father – the Earl of Kent […]

Review: The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

    I received a copy of this book from the author via the Goodreads ‘First Reads’ programme.  As a result of global unrest, economy collapse and resulting food shortages, Canada, America and Mexico have come together to form one supercountry, the UNA – or United Northern Alliance – which is at war with other […]

[Guest Post] Rediscovering My Artistic Side – Lily Fox

  Back in the day, my artistic endeavours also used to focus upon writing, until one day I happened to be sketching a character on my lunch break from my Actual Job. Over came a colleague who looked over my shoulder at it. The next thing I know she’s come back from lunch with a […]

Powder Keg Diplomacy

  147 St John’s Hill, SW11 1TQ || 0207 450 6457 || ||       I’d often gone past Powder Keg Diplomacy on the bus, noting the great name and that it always seemed to be full of happy customers, so when I came to research for a night out in Clapham […]