More Books by My Bed

I’ve had a delicious feast of words lately and to crown it all off have just finished The Visitors by Sally Beauman. For SB fans this is an absolute must-read. It’s a work of art, beautifully penned with a story that spans several decades from 1923, leaping in time between England and Egypt with the […]

Beezee Books

A new site is proving popular for authors wanting another place to promote their book/s.  Have a look at and contact the owner if you would like the extra exposure. It’s a site by authors for authors – and buyers of course as a listing can link to where the books are being sold. […]

Busy Pen Enters Blog Award. Vote for me

  Hello All I have entered my blog into this competition and would be so grateful for your votes. If you fancy taking a look just click on the Vote For Me icon and when you get there just scroll down and click on busypen. Thank you so  much – there are a lot […]

The Struggles of Unagented Indie Authors

Being an Indie author is a fairly popular path these days – not necessarily because writers want to but because securing an agent’s attention with a blistering synopsis and riveting first three chapters (or maybe as little as 10 double spaced pages) is a fairly hit and miss business. In fact, it can be darned […]


Okay, so Barbara Erskine will always be my favourite author – has been since I read Lady of Hay. But that doesn’t mean I can’t have a new favourite every now and then. Sophie Kinsella Well, right now, after reading back-to-back The Secret Dream Life of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Abroad, and The Undomestic Goddess, all […]

Henri’s Cellar by Amelie Rose (Book description and reviews)

  France 1943 A train heading for Berlin, is hijacked and a carriage load of its contents removed. History records a tragic loss of life and the destruction of a cache of priceless art. France 2013 Business couple, Silvie and Tom Roth have lost everything and their previously successful London-based business is in tatters. In […]

Now Available…`Aliens in Godzone’ by Genesis Cotterell

Out now in paperback and also available as an ebook. From the back cover – Aliens, called Ryxins, have come to Earth. They have been here for over 100 years already. But humans are having trouble keeping their numbers down. They look like humans except for a few features and have special powers. Earth’s governments […]

Baby Boomers – the backbone of six decades

I woke up one day (not that long ago!) and realised that I was now officially in my sixties. Hold up a minute, I thought – how did that happen? It snuck up on me, that’s how. In my head I’m still 18. Okay, so my body’s showing signs of wear but, like my fellow baby boomers, I […]

Aliens in Godzone Book Description

Aliens in Godzone (An Alien Murder Mystery) Genesis Cotterell. Aliens, called Ryxins, have come to Earth. They have been here for over 100 years already. But Humans are having trouble keeping their numbers down. They look like Humans except for a few features and special powers. Earth’s Governments are fighting an uphill battle. There is […]

Sometimes a Mother’s Just Got to Brag

  Sometimes a Mother’s Just Got to Brag I love my blog – it’s a place where I can write and publish whatever I like about books and other things that I enjoy and have opinions on. Today I thought I might share a little about my son. Since forever, Matthew has been totally madly […]

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