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City of Secrets (Adventures of Letty Parker) by Misha Herwin @MishaHerwin #BookReview @penkhullpress

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Readings from Winter Downs at Chester Litfest 27th November #readings #literaturefestivals #Chesterlitfest

Having been in Chester for Fantasycon in October I am thrilled to announce that I am returning to the city to take part in the Chester Literature Festival.

The Chester Literary Festival takes place between 10th November and 1st December and has a huge line-up of authors!

I shall be a participant in the ‘Elevenses’ stream of readings at the Storyhouse in Chester.  Local authors are  being given the opportunity to read from their latest work, answer questions and sell their wares as a part of the larger event and I am very much looking forward to it! (Albeit with some nerves!).

I shall be reading from Winter Downs at 11am on 27th November – so if you are in Chester that day please do come and listen! (It is free!)

Now to go and start practising!

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Misha Herwin’s #Friday Favourites: War of the Wolf by Bernard Cornwell

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Interview with Peter Coleborn & Jan Edwards

Q&A with Jenny Barber for Alchemy Press Book of Horrors #horror #fiction #alchemypress #anthology

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Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards to talk about their new anthology The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors, the joys of editing, horror and short fiction!

horrors-vol-1-ver-3cToday sees the launch of your latest anthology The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors – what inspired you to choose the theme and what horrors can we look forward to seeing in it?

Peter: Besides the very general theme ‘horror’ the book has no theme. I feel that stories in themed anthologies, especially tightly themed ones, can become too similar. I enjoy variety. I enjoy coming across something unexpected. In this I mirror the views expressed by Mark Morris, editor of the wonderful New Fears series.

I use the word ‘horror’ as a wide catch-all net. What you will find between the covers is 25 well-written yarns that will hopefully chill you, or at the least make you…

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Biscuits in Disguise #cooking #glutenfree #baking

20181031_104838Last week I bought a new (to me) GF baking book. Nosh: Gluten-free Baking by Joy May. It was published in 2015.

Lots of interesting recipes for the gluten/wheat intolerant. One of which was for Muesli Cookies (biscuits). Continue reading

Courtyard Garden : Spindle Tree #gardening #plants #courtyardgarden

20181031_105016It would be more precise to say that I have a spindle bush – or even partial hedge at the front of the garden.  This shrub leans over the front wall and jostles for position with a variegated privet.

Its botanical name, Euonymus is from the Greek, ‘eu’, meaning ‘good’ and ‘onama’, meaning ‘name’. This is said to have meant ‘lucky’. Though in some areas, it was also thought that if the spindle flowered early, an outbreak of the plague was likely.

European spindle can eventually grow 20 feet wide tall and wide, though it is often seen smaller.  They grow well in chalky soils and will tolerate drought as well as shade, so a good all rounder. Continue reading

Into The Night Eternal has landed! #horror #books #janedwards #folkhorror

My contributor’s copy of Into The Night Eternal has just arrived!

“Inspired by a country thriving with folklore and folktales come four novellas by award-nominated and award-winning authors heralding from both sides of La Manche, Lycopolis Press presents – INTO THE NIGHT ETERNAL: TALES OF FRENCH FOLK HORROR.

 

 

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