Over here in the United Kingdom we have been experiencing some lovely sunny weather with great temperatures. It all ended with a bang last night! In the South of England we were awoken by a huge series of thunderstorms. I awoke to an amazing flash of lightning in the night followed by a loud rumble … Continue reading Thunderstorms and The Windmill
My Family, My Ancestors. I wanted to revisit my very first blog to expand upon some of the ideas and thoughts I used to create the hypothesis running through The Windmill and future books within the series. The storyboard is there, the stories are taking shape. In this blog, I explained the catalyst of events. … Continue reading The Windmill and Genealogy…isn’t it wonderful?
In this final part of the ninth century Celtic tale, Liadan and Kurithir, Kurithir is visited by Liadan in a dream. 'O Liadan! O mist of honey fragrance! Within my dreams, you drift the night with me!' Was it a dream or perhaps a vision that brings the pair back together? What makes a vision … Continue reading The Windmill- Revisiting a Celtic tale. Can our lives be guided by dreams?
What is love at first sight? In a tale originating in the ninth century, it appears they believed in destiny and everlasting love. Liadan and Kurithir are beginning to realise it doesn't matter what happens to them now - especially as the tale reveals there are those who would sabotage their connection - but they … Continue reading The Windmill and a Revisit to a Celtic tale of love and loss Part II.
What is love at first sight?What do we mean by destiny?Are some things just meant to be?And are there messages in our dreams? Today I'm revisiting an earlier blog that included the old Celtic tale of Liadan and Kurithir. The story was an inspiration when writing the book. With the release of The Windmill last … Continue reading The Windmill and a Revisit to A Celtic Tale of Love and Loss.
https://twitter.com/PageTurnerAward/status/1389183207896240132 Some exciting news! The Windmill has been selected for entry into Page Turner Awards 2021. It is entered into two categories; Book Award 2021 and Screenplay Award (Book adaptation). One of the judges is no other than Paul Michael Glaser, once Starsky (remember the cardigan) from the iconic Starsky and Hutch detective series...now an … Continue reading The Windmill: The Page Turner Awards 2021
With a reflective mood descending on the United Kingdom today and perhaps around the world, the nation reflects on the life of the Duke of Edinburgh. Termed by many as 'the grandfather of the nation.' A sad day but also a day to remember and celebrate a life once lived. With this in mind, our … Continue reading Reflections
How I Create Characters, is very much a personal experience for me and I'd imagine for many other authors. How we approach creating a character’s physical appearance, personality, interests and individual traits will vary I'm sure. I draw many traits from people and fictitious characters I have observed throughout my life. Some you like and some … Continue reading How I Create Characters…
As writers, How We Plan is a personal experience. How we approach our planning, our methods, interests and writing topics will vary. As an author of historical fiction there is a great degree of planning involved around the facts, bygone and ancient, that I'm looking to use within the storyline. Personally, the detail around the events within the … Continue reading How We Plan
For me, creating a book has been an education and an enlightenment into the world of 'writing'. A true learning experience. One, I am pleased to say, that is still continuing. A quote I read by George Orwell made me think about Why I Write. ‘I do not think one can assess a writer’s motives without … Continue reading Why We Write…