‘No’ only means You are One Step Closer… So, last week was a bit of a writing humdinger. And that would be putting it mildly! Whether you have had a taste of traditional publishing like me, or you are setting out and taking the very first steps on your publishing journey, skim through the violin… Continue reading 10 Ways to take the Sting out of Publishing Rejection
Keep Going… The writing journey is a baffling thing, and no two roads are ever the same. On the surface, my journey tells me I’m in limbo; that in-between and nowhere place. The one where everybody else is bagging the awards, getting signed up for multi-book deals and Netflix adaptations, and smiling sweetly – pinkies… Continue reading Writing Books = Creating Assets
It’s a Cliché but… it’s ALL about The Journey… Wait, what? Who would turn down the chance of a debut bestseller? At first glance, my words sound a tad sour grapes; aimed at the great and the good of the literary world, those who have struck it first time lucky, secured multi-bidding wars from the… Continue reading Why I’m Glad My Books Haven’t Peaked too Soon.
Enlightening Food for Thought from The Teachings of Joshua… If you haven’t yet heard of the term Law of Attraction, or Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Secret, I’ll eat my hat. The existence of LOA (as it is affectionately abbreviated) has taken the world by storm. Some of us believe in it to a point, some… Continue reading Seeking Perfection amidst Imperfection
The Great Divide! I am about to tackle a subject smack bang in the middle of Marmite territory. But sometimes these things just have to be done, especially in our current world climate; a pivotal time when understanding, open-mindedness and love are the only driving force behind positive change. As an author, one thing I… Continue reading Why Novels NEED Social and Cultural References…
A Gripping Political Thriller… Hello, Isabella, many thanks for inviting me onto your blog today! I’m having a little promo for my novel Revolution Day, the e-book of which is reduced to £/$/€ 0.99 for a short period. It’s a political thriller about an ageing Latin American dictator, Carlos Almanzor, who is starting to lose… Continue reading T.E. Taylor’s ‘Revolution Day’
Sleeves Rolled Up, Aprons at the Ready! The one and only Joan Livingston joins me on the blog today. I’m a BIG foodie (which is hardly a secret!) and having read – and fallen in love with – Chasing The Case, the first book in Joan’s brilliant mystery series, I just had to know if… Continue reading Mystery Solved: Kale Soup in Joan Livingston’s Series…
A Romcom with more than a Tasty Twist… Sometimes it’s nice to have a little peep inside a book before we commit to buy. De nada! And since Costa del Churros is a story with a feminist ‘eat what you want’ message at its heart, I can think of no better snippet than the following… Continue reading An Excerpt from Costa del Churros
How NOT fitting in helped Me to find My Place. I’m a perfect anomaly. It took me a while *read decades* to figure that one out. But I am imperfectly perfect. You see, I have never quite fit in. Throw me a context and I’ll (usually) be the odd one out. From taste in Art… Continue reading From Misfit to Author…
There’s Nowhere Quite Like It… Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville. They’re the usual suspects when we think about a city break to Spain. But off the beaten track (a little… okay, quite a lot) and over in the top left hand corner of the country to be precise, lies the uniquely spiritual, magical and religious city… Continue reading Why You Should See Santiago de Compostela!