Returning Activity

Apologies to regular readers and visitors for the lengthy period of inactivity (April – September 2018). Though some of the unavoidable reasons for the absence continue the intention is for updates to recommence soon. However, for the foreseeable future, these may be less frequent than previously. Author related articles (writing; publishing; marketing; technical; etc.) will … More Returning Activity

Are You A Reader?

  Some statistics Note: It is understood the following information has been obtained through the medium of surveys.   In the United Kingdom (UK) the percentage of people who read went down over a four year period from 79% to 72%. In the United States of America (USA) 27% of those surveyed stated they had … More Are You A Reader?

A Personal History With Dignity by Trevor Hopeworth

Identified as biographical fiction this purports to be an extract from a fifty-one years old woman’s diary. Without any further clarification it is difficult to know whether this is taken from an actual diary or if it has been fictionally constructed. Nevertheless, it touches on many aspects the reader will undoubtedly be able to identify … More A Personal History With Dignity by Trevor Hopeworth

Catching the Light: Four women, four compelling short stories by Mary Grand

Principally, as stated in the sub-title, the book comprises four short stories about different women however, it also includes an introduction to the author’s novel ‘Free to Be Tegan’. It is difficult to do justice to this series of short stories without including spoilers which, would be a real shame for prospective readers. Each story … More Catching the Light: Four women, four compelling short stories by Mary Grand

Writing Reviews

Though this discussion will concentrate upon the writing of book reviews, many of the principles will apply equally to the writing of reviews for other products. Who reviews are for and what readers would like to gain from them has been previously discussed in Reviews – What Wanted? This discussion is intended to enlarge upon the … More Writing Reviews

Reactivation

After a longer than expected period of inactivity, it is intended, hoped, to recompense regular updates in the coming week (commencing 9 October 2017). Author related: book writing; publishing; technical; etc. articles and posts on Tuesdays. Reader orientated: articles; reviews; interviews; etc. on Fridays. Apologies are extended to regular readers of, and visitors to, the … More Reactivation

Square Peg in a Round Hole and Confused Memories – two books by Suzy Stewart Dubot

Suzy Steward Dubot is a prolific author of a few novels, multiple short stories and a variety of essay length tales. Some are memoir, others fiction in a variety of genre. The first book to be reviewed below is a very short, essay length, memoir which is why this unusual step of reviewing two books … More Square Peg in a Round Hole and Confused Memories – two books by Suzy Stewart Dubot