Monday 23 January 2012

Once upon a Time, Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf, was made of cotton thread. Crochet fairy tales finger puppets…

My sister made me these adorable  crochet 'Red Riding Hood' and 'Big Bad Wolf' finger puppets. She made the patterns up her self. Thought I'd share them as they're so cute!

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Undiscovered Voices Anthology 2012 –The Wait is Over

Undiscovered Voices Anthology 2012 –The Wait is Over

The wait is over, Undiscovered Voices 2012 Anthology is out and about, winging it’s way over to agents and editors the breadth of the British Isles. 

So, from an Honorary Mention, (oh yes page ten of the book! Big Smiles when I saw my name - in print – in a book – an actual book with ISBN and everything!), I would just like to send my best regards to all the Winners, and I hope you have great success out of your extraordinary achievement and opportunity.

Of course, I also send my best’ist wishes and good luck, to all my fellow honorary mentions too – we’ll be next (fingers crossed)!

And then cheekily, if you’re an agent or an editor who has looked me up after seeing my name in the honorary mention’s; Firstly, THANK-YOU, it’s much appreciated; And secondly if you are interested in knowing more about ‘Through Mortal Eyes’ please click below to e-mail me, and I’d gladly send you over the synopsis and an extract from the novel.

But just to whet your appetite, here is a blurb and information about ‘Through Mortal Eyes’…

Through Mortal Eyes · YA Fantasy/Romance with a Fairy Tale Theme· 88,000 words

Ruby's life consists of studying, working, and looking after her incompetent stepmother and infant half-brother. All this changes when she find a book, 'The Hunters Tale' where the hunter is on the trail of the dangerous Little Red Riding Hood. Ruby starts to see a resemblance between a plague of baby death in a book and an epidemic that is killing infants in real life. She needs to work out whether they are related, are the deaths caused by disease or the work of a fairytale villain? 
Can Ruby find the answers in time to save her baby brother, and her strange assortment of new friends, including talking crows, fleshing eating sorcerers and, her multi-species boyfriend and not forgetting her best friend, who dreams people’s deaths?

For more information e-mail me click here or check out my Through Mortal Eyes page

Sunday 8 January 2012

New Year’s Resolution; Read More, my 2012 Reading List

New Year’s Resolution; Read More - My 2012 Reading List

So here we are in 2012, how did that happen? Well, my New Year’s resolution is to read more.  Now, you probably think; what, she’s a writer I bet she read loads, well erm, that’s not as true as I would like it to be. I’m a slow reader, due to my Dyslexia, and when I read a book I have a relationship with it. For the duration of time I’m reading it, I enter into that world, and if it’s a good read then my life stop as and all I do is read.

So in 2012, I’ve decided I’m going to aim to read a novel a week.

So where do I start. Well, I could start with my TBR ‘To Be Read’ pile, which is ever increasing. Writing and having writing friends means there is never a shortage of book recommendations that I MUST read. Also, getting to know new writer friends means I also want to read all their books so my TBR pile is truly ever increasing!

My current TBR (To Be Read) Pile! Not including books like Candy Gourley’s ‘Tall Story’ which I’ve yet to acquire!) 

On top of my TBR pile, there is my wish list / shopping list of books that are coming out in 2012 that I really want to read…

2012 reading wish list 

In January…
DarkParties by Sara Grant 

In February…

Torn, the second book in Amanda Hocking’s TrylleTrilog. I read the first book switched in November and it’s fab! 

Faery Tales and Nightmares, by the fabulous author Melissa Marr author of the Wicked Lovely books. This has a provisional publication date of February.

In March…

Ascend, the final instalment of Amanda Hockings the Trylle trilogy 

In April…

The Rescue Princesses:  The Secret Promise by Paula Harrison

In May…

Slated by Teri Terry, which had the best front cover I’ve seen in prospective 2012 new realises which is out in May (roll on summer) 

Also due out in 2012, but date not yet announced…

The yet un-titled sequel to Moria Young’s, Blood Red Road, which is due out sometime in 2012 

GakuenAlice Volume 14, 15, 16 and 17 by Tachibana Higuchi. This one my favioute Manga series and it too good to miss so you should check it out!

Books I Read every Year…

Fruits Baskets by Natsuki Takaya all 23 of them

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

So that is my 2012 reading list, not including all the books, that I'm sure to discover and want to read throughout the year. So here to 2012, a good year for reading!