Authors Electric : Missing H #writing #authorselectric

downloadMy post on Authors Electric this month concerns those pesky silent letters.

A recent Facebook thread was discussing the pronunciation of A in conjunction with an invisible H at some length.  I suspect we have all come across that old chestnut of how to enunciate ‘bath’ (or ‘grass’, ‘class’, ‘pass’) and whether it/they should be pronounced with or without the unseen H as in ‘b-ah-th as opposed to b-a-th.

Though the originator of the Facebook post now lives in California he is a Brit by birth, and, his original question was to his US counterparts on how they heard those invisible  H sounds.

Read the rest on the AE site Here

http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/invisible-h-by-jan-edwards.html

 

 

 

 

Winter Downs Q&A #crimefiction #jennybarber #sussex #janedwards

Continuing  my blog tour reprise:  Q&A originally posted on Jenny Barber’s web page  on 3rd June 2017

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“Winter Downs Blog Tour, celebrating the launch of the ever excellent Jan Edwards’ new book – Winter Downs – a thrilling ride of 1940’s crime fic starring the kick ass Bunch Courtney.   I interrogated Jan to find out more…

Winter Downs is the first in your Bunch Courtney Investigates series – who is Bunch and what can we expect from future books in the series?

Bunch Courtney is a well connected young woman who is set adrift  by the changes that the coming of war has imposed on her, and knows that the life she was brought up to lead will never return. When she stumbles on a murder she discovers a talent and taste for sleuthing as she interacts with the local police force; and with Chief Inspector Wright in particular. Continue reading

The Heat Is On

Today is my regular Authors Electric blog day – and what better subject in one of our far too infrequent hot spells?  The weather!  (well partly weather 🙂 )

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“As I type the temperature outside is around 26c, which I quite like, generally speaking, but will concede that it makes it harder to concentrate on the jobs at hand.

Having spent the morning packing boxes in the shed in anticipation of our house move I did indulge in a bottle of cider with (for) lunch and yes I’m sleepyyyyzzzzzzzz”

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Tour-crazy

Image result for tired writerFive Q&As and Four guest blogs written in nine days and I can’t use one of then on my own blog page until next month when the Winter Downs blog tour begins… 🙂

Finding something different to say on the same subject is exhausting.

This blog tour lark is harder work that writing the book!

 

Letters From Home #ww2 #winterdowns #crimefiction

The launch of Winter Downs is approaching fast and plans  are gradually taking shape for our WW2 themed tea and cakes celebration!

As a part of the celebrations fellow author Jem Shaw and I have come up with the notion of  reading out  a series of imagined letters between a pilot Terry in France and his wife Muriel back home in England.

Neither of us know what the other will write so watch this space!

The first of these  ‘Letters From Home’ can be be read on Jem’s Book Page

Jem has his own WW2 novel to come later this year as a follow up to his very successful WW1 novel The Larks.

 

 

Lazy Madonna? #FacePalm #beatles #overheard

Writers are nosy beasts by nature, so listening in on other conversations in public spaces is a given.   Mostly it is snippets. Those ‘And I said to her…’ moments. All grist to the writing mill.

Now and then you get to hear a whole conversation and very very occasionally you feel compelled to step in because you can stand it no  longer.

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