If you've not yet read "Rosie" - this piece does contain the odd spoiler. Rose Tremain's new book - and the subject of her talk at Hay - was "Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life". I was drawn to Rose Tremain's talk for two reasons. The first obvious - but the second is that one... Continue Reading →
Maggie O’Farrell at the Hay Festival
If you've not yet read "I Am, I Am, I Am" - this piece does contain the odd spoiler. My Hay experience kicked off with Maggie O'Farrell, whose new release is "I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death" a memoir with a twist. I'm a fan of Ms O'Farrell, so her book... Continue Reading →
The Hay Festival
Attending the Hay Festival has been on my wish list for a good many years. Each year I promise myself I'll do something about it "next year". Then next year arrives, I realise the Festival is already happening and I've done absolutely nothing. So ... this year I put it on my list of writing... Continue Reading →
#ISWG: Book titles or character names – what’s hardest to come up with?
I'm a recent recruit to Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (the link takes you to details on what that means and how to join. You'll also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge - do check them out). On the first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears... Continue Reading →