A Legend Passes…

Re-blogged from Sophie E Tallis, a tribute to a very great man!

Sophie E Tallis - Author/Illustrator

English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gaute...

The sad news has just broken that the gentle giant of peace and freedom, a bastion of hope and courage and a symbol of the strength of the human soul, Nelson Mandela, has passed away at the age of 95.


It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, Nelson Mandela had an indelible spirit that couldn’t help but inspire you. A man of such dignity, eloquence and strength, he symbolised for a whole nation and in fact the whole world, how peace can overcome the worst situations. Every challenge he endured, he faced with tremendous grace. He has influenced millions, by his words and his actions. An idealist, a freedom fighter, a man of great power and humanity. President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela, Ju...

Nelson Mandela on Day After Release

More than anything, Nelson Mandela, showed in the aftermath of the hideous apartheid regime, how forgiveness can bridge the gap between peoples. At a time when black South Africans had at…

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Sophie’s Silver Linings PlayBook – The Road to Recovery and ReadWave.

My Own Silver Linings PlayBook – The Road to Recovery and ReadWave..

Good news from my lovely dragon friend Sophie E Tallis!

VORTEX: Return of The Effra by Lindsey J Parsons

VORTEX: Return of The Effra by Lindsey J Parsons.

Glynis Sym and her site The Virtual Bookcase is featuring me today, it’s a great sight full of wonderful authors if you haven’t already, you should check it out. I would like to say a massive thank you to Glynis 🙂

Coming Very Soon!!

While we all sizzle away here in the UK, I’ve been stuck indoors editing and formatting Wicked Game. My wonderful editor has been working hard, sorting out my grammar and spelling disasters, and I’ve been updating my file and formatting it ready to submit to the printers.

Soooo! If everything goes to plan, I am hoping to publish the ebook version of  Wicked Game by 3rd August!!!

wicked game cover 1

I’m very excited as you can imagine, I really wanted to get it published before I go to Las Vagas for the RNConvention! I am hoping to be able to publish the paper versions as soon as I return hopefully by the 18th August!

Then after all that excitement, I’m going to have to buckle down and get writing the final instalment, Shegal. We have now, thanks to Greg Barons my wonderful cover artist, got a working cover for Shegal. It’s a work in progress so it may yet change, but I do like it so maybe not! What do you think?

postcard shegal



Orangeberry Trick or Treat

I am really excited to be taking part in Orangeberry Book Tours Trick or Treat event! I will be featured first tomorrow on Pandora Poikilos’ blog Peace from Pieces were she will be doing a book feature on Vortex! and then on the following 5 days I will be featured in interviews and listing my top 10 Halloween favourites all to tie in with Halloween! Here’s a list of where I’ll be appearing: 

23rd October – Book Feature at Peace from Pieces

24th October – Author’s Top 10 at Mommy Adventures

25th October – Author Interview at Bunnys Review

26th October – Author Interview at The Book Connoisseur

27th October – Book Feature at Gimme the Scoop

28th October – Twitter Blast with Pandora Poikilos

There are all together 51 books feature by 47 different authors check them out here! There are a wide variety of books from all genres so something for everyone! There’s also a competition for a Kindle Fire!! and loads of book giveaways so get yourself over there and check it out!!

Then on the 13th of November I’m being interviewed by the lovely Kriss Morton on her Cabin Goddess blog. She is doing a set of interviews with some of the authors taking part in the Trick or Treat Tour, there will be delicious recipes too! She’s calling it Make Mine an Orangeberry. It’s going to be loads of fun so please remember to drop by!  😀

New Look!

This is the first blog post I’ve done in quite a while and the first proper post I’ve done on this, my WordPress page. I have been using my blogger page but I wasn’t happy with the look of it. So a few nights ago I sat up till the early hours changing this page to look more like I want it too. Hope you like it, it’s not exactly how I would like but it’s better than I managed on blogger.

The past year and in particular the last six weeks have been very hard on my family and myself due to my mum’s illness and then her passing. I would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and best wishes.

I feel I have let things slip a lot as I haven’t had the time to keep up with writing, housework, life etc. So I’m planning to try and get myself into a better routine as I think it will help and I know I’ll feel more in control if things are getting done.

I’m also planning to get to bed at a more decent time so if you find me on FB at 2am please tell me to log off and go to bed!!

Thanks 🙂

“Who are you? Please don’t hurt me” Sam

“Who are you? Please don’t hurt me” Sam – Vortex – RTE1

“He didn’t tell you much about himself d

“He didn’t tell you much about himself did he?” Darus – Vortex – RTE1

When evil stalks the land, when all hope

When evil stalks the land, when all hope has gone the Effra will return – Vortex – RTE1

Love, Family, Friendship, Loyalty – Vort

Love, Family, Friendship, Loyalty – Vortex – Coming soon!