Guest Post – Author: Shane Hall

  Introducing indie author Shane Hall – thank you so much for your comments here today. Deprivation and Innovation: Why Limits Can Make You Write Better This is a guest post by me: Shane Hall  I’d like to thank Melanie for letting me share my perspectives on her blog. Let’s get going! Most authors know the…

Interview on A J Chaudhury’s blog!

Hello everyone! Exciting news. Please follow this link here: Interview to be taken to A J Chaudhury’s blog where he has posted a recent interview with me! Not only that, but if you have a look through the interviews he has previously conducted, you may well find a name or two you recognise – I…

Fantasy worlds of the overactive Imagination!

I have several ‘libraries’ in my house (cue glorified bookcases groaning because they are overstuffed with books, but who is telling this story?). One whole set of shelves, in fact the whole bookcase/library, is devoted to fantasy. With the odd sci-fi thrown in to the mix. Shelves of elves, dragons, wizards, swords and magic, and…

A break in Transmission

It wasn’t the little break in my life that I had hoped for. I was going away, by car, for the first time in three years. I thought I was prepared. I’d told my online world I’d be away from social media for five days and I had packed enough painkillers to sink… well, me!…

For the love of books – do we care?

  I love books. There – I’ve admitted it. I love the crunchiness of their pages, the texture, the smell and most of all the heftiness of holding an actual book in my hands, or how they feel when they fall on your chest when you close your eyes (only for a moment!) when reading…

Light Sensitive? Allergic to technology?

The joys of this era! Hours and hours glued to a screen – for entertainment or for work. Either way, our eyes are getting unprecedented exposure to the blue light that these screens emit. To use a blue light filter or not – that is my new question! It may not be the question on…

Welcome to the Dragon!

I am a firm believer that we are never to old to enjoy a soft plushie. That said – please welcome to the international stage #Nilofar, the little dragon of #Novarmere! If you have followed along on #Facebook, you have briefly met Nilofar before, as he jumped into my Facebook posts a week or so…

Windows 10 – huh!

Well, after weeks and weeks of clicking on the ‘no’ button for a windows update, this morning Microsoft got jack of that and updated me anyway! I was halfway through writing down a receipt number off the screen and suddenly, wham! I was logged off and I had Windows 10 installed without so much as…

a short hello

It is winter in Australia and the weather may just force me to sit down and complete a new project!

Man on Bike

Man on bike:   Remember – the surge. the rush. the sudden leap. Holding on tight Watching the split feeling his Freedom While I sit.   My Heart yearned after My guts told me that easy style, powerful freedom is all there – for the Taking.   the urge. the heat the sudden Knowing. that’s…

FREE Goodreads Giveaway of The Candlestick Dragon

Are you an avid fantasy reader? Do you have someone in your life who is? Are you on Goodreads? If the answer to any or all of these questions is YES! then this blog post is for you! The first book in my fantasy series (designed for those 11 and up, and enjoyed by teens,…

Where did all the Harry Potter fans go?

Harry Potter appeared out of nowhere and changed the face of children’s fantasy series forever. Not only was it possible to mix real life side-by-side with a completely different version of our world; but a book about boarding school? A book about wizard boarding school? Who would have thought it possible? (Certainly not all those…