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A Word With Kate Frost - blog post image

A Word With Kate Frost

Kate and I have not met but I feel like I know her - we are members of the same fantastic Facebook group (Book Connectors), she lives in Bristol which is near where I come from and, like me, she writes adult and children's fiction.  I recently reviewed Kate's novel Time Shifters Into The Past and a few people have got in touch to say they are going to read it.  If you haven't read the review you can read it here and if you scroll to the end of the interview you'll find details of Kate's Time Shifters Club with a fun freebie for those who sign up. 

A Word With Cate Douglas - blog post image

A Word With Cate Douglas

A big round of applause and an enthusiastic tail wag for author Cate Douglas, creator of Poppy's Tail, who has kindly agreed to come on the site today. Cate and I have never met, but I have a 

The Rules Of The Game - blog post image

The Rules Of The Game

Conkers are beginning to fall from the oak trees. They crash through the branches and land with a thud beneath. In September and October it is best not to stand horse chestnut
 

Weed, Weed, Waterboatmen - blog post image

Weed, Weed, Waterboatmen

Today tales from the riverbank can report weed, weed and more weed! The river is so thick with it, it dragged on the keel of my kayak and tugged at my paddles. My friend’s at Cuckoo Weir Island tell me weed is a swan’s main diet and the size of the bird’s territory is determined by the amount of such natural food which 

 

"The moon illuminated the yew tree's ghoulish profiles turning them into grim reapers that watched over us as we rowed."

~The Witches' Punchbowl