Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ellenabeich and Easdale

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Seil, Beyond the Bridge

The Bridge over the Atlantic
(Wiki Commons image by W.L. Tarbert)

As you read this, I will be on Seil Island, on the west coast of Scotland, doubtless taking photos of my own of the Bridge over the Atlantic.  I will be computer-less, so I'll just flag up now that I've got a blog scheduled for Monday over on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure, saying why spending a week in a phenomenally beautiful part of the world is a good idea ...

Not exactly a tough sell.

I'll be back here next Sunday with more photos than sense - see you then!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


And here it is - the final version of the cover for the final Slightly Jones Mystery - The Case of the Hidden City!  (The book itself has a few months to go before it's a hold-in-your-hand sort of thing, but why should you have to wait that long?)  And in case you've forgotten just how colourful the other covers are as well, here they are -

The first full family photo!  Lovely -

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Diving Sideways

I'm over at The History Girls today, with ANOTHER reason why I'm not actually writing the new book ...

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Stuck in Mid-Dive

The Tomb of the Diver, Paestum, Italy. 480-470 BC.
Attribution: Heinz-Josef Lucking

That's me.  Stuck in mid-dive.  I want to be writing this new book - I really do - but I'm just not getting down to it.  Maybe I'm tired.  Or maybe it's because the new book doesn't have a title ...  Maybe if I could say to myself, "Today I'm going to dive right into The Adriatic (for example)" it would work better than saying, "Today I'm going to dive right into the big blue wet thing*".

I'm not sure.  But NaPoWriMo is done now, I've caught up (ish) on admin, written some blogs and submitted a sample chapter for an it's-not-very-likely-but-let's-give-it-my-best-shot-anyway brief, and - now it's time to get wet!

Wish me luck.

* Footnote the Muppets - and how often do you get to do THAT?!