Operation bric-a-brac

Following on from the last post, I’ve just heard that ‘Operation-bric-a-brac’ will be published on 18th May, on Creative Frontiers. I’ll put a link when it’s up.

Earl greybuddahThe Buddah is in the story… I’ve got a blue one in the garden, which explains a lot.

Here’s my favourite drink in my special cup; a topic on #writingchat tonight is ‘writing rituals. Most people like their drink of choice nearby, and spells and pens are important it seems. Tune in every Wednesday at 8 o’clock if you want to join in the conversations on twitter.

Now I’m continuing with chapters of my novel, Hats off to Love. Other things have distracted me for too long. This story was on the shortlist of the RNA new talent awards in 2012, and again in 2014, so that lets me know that it has the shapings of a romantic novel.

My main focus now is Hats, and maybe some more Redington stories. Will put the link up

on Monday the 18th May…

For my kindle, I’ve now got Over the garden fence, Patsy Collins, and A theatrical Murder, by David Robinson

Reviews on those, and interview with Patsy coming soon.

Do you fancy a milk-shake; if so, which is your favourite?

Or is a special Earl Grey more your thing?

May brings bluebells, and glam gran goes a walk.

bluebell woodLook what we stumbled across on our walk yesterday. Such a vivid colour blue they’re almost purple.

We walked around the golf-course, and watched some great shots, and some duffers as well. Loud thwacks, that skimmed the trees, and others that got lost in the brambles.

golfer

Do you think I’m able, MableL?

These golfers go proper moody if they lose a ball. I like those golfing buggies that remind me of Columbo. Remember him with his cigar, ‘just one more thing.’

columbo

Ah, just one more thing…

Speaking of which, just one more thing, I’ve sent my latest Redington story in to Creative Frontiers, hoping it gets published. Will let you know here if it does.

This is the poster above my computer, for inspiration, and to prove that I’m a glam gran… (in my mind, anyway:) My glam gran tip for May is to wear a smile as often as you can, and let it come from within, mean it. No good smiling if it’s false. I’m smiling on this picture, because Alan took it, in my writing room, and I said, ‘oh It’ll do, it’s not going to get any better than that.’ Little did I know then it would be on the front cover of Writers’ Forum.

pictue on wallThis reminds me that last year, I was on the cover of Writers’ Forum, and interviewed with, Teresa Ashby, Della Galton, and Glynis Skrivens. Now where am I going for this year…