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Guest author: Susan Finlay – Breadcrumbs and Bombs

Hello, readers! Sue Vincent was kind enough to invite me to write a guest blog post about my brand new historical mystery novel, Breadcrumbs and Bombs. Thank you so much, Sue! Breadcrumbs and Bombs is a novel that deals with … Continue reading

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#LazyDaysTour by Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie @jaydawes2 – and an excerpt.

Launching Lazy Days, a new book by Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie This novella is the true story of our family’s first proper holiday back in the Seventies. Looking back, I wonder what made us think it was a good … Continue reading

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Be my guest…an invitation

It’s five o’clock, the page looks bare… There’s not a guest post anywhere… Though I invite and beg and plead There’s only my words here to read. So, authors with a brand new book, If you’d like folks to take … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Invitation: Christmas Trees with Marian Beaman

She’s slacking. She hasn’t got the Christmas Tree out this year. Okay, I can accept that digging through the snow to the shed might not have been on her menu…but she hasn’t even started on the festive stuff yet! If … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: Your letters to Santa…

Can I just remind you that I don’t want to wear the antlers again this year. Or a red hat with bobbles on or, even worse, a beard… I don’t fancy a red nose or pointy ears either… Which means … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Legacy…. a short story by Jamie Dedes

As he settled near me on the park bench, I caught his scent: whisky, unbrushed teeth and unwashed clothes. Dirty nails poked through the frayed fingers of his wool gloves. At first he just sat there, happy for the company, … Continue reading

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* The ghost of heather Warms the bones of winter earth I walk in silence Remembering ancient kin Grateful for gifted wisdom * For Colleen’s poetry challenge

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