A Bus Drive Never Forgotten

We’ve all travelled on a coach or bus in our youth when we were young and carefree. For me I remember a train ride where four of us went on a day trip to Alderley Edge, in Cheshire. A area where the ‘Edge’ provides magnificent views as well as a few interesting caves along the way.

The train was in compartments and we went noisily into one. It was much more fun to travel in the luggage rack rather than on the seat! When ever I see those roped racks I’m transported back to being a silly teenager again remembering the rocky ride. Although, I might add, not tempted to do it again.

Author, C. A. Keith wrote a story about her bus ride, which brought my memory back. Hers was very memorable and so I thought I’d share it with you. I can just envisage the girls with their drinks, and a very obliging bus driver!


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A Terrible Mother

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One thing I love doing is making book teasers. This one features Joanna who has to make some agonising decisions in her life.

Joanna spanned over two books and is one of my favourite chatacters. To me, she seemed very real and luckily my readers agree as I had some lovely reviews.
In this book, time has moved forward into the 90s and Joanna is dating a rock star and goes on tour with him. She is wrapped up in the music and her love knows no bounds.
Of course, life is not so simple. There are obstcles, choices and decisions, she has to overcome and one of them is being told this. Not something any girl wants to hear, especially when its too late.

Joanna’s story and more details can be seen on my website.

Musings on a dark and stormy night

In the face of the hurricane heading toward Florida, John Guzzardo thinks about the grammar police. Something that is always on the tail of us writers.

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It’s funny because it’s true.

Watching Hurricane Dorian plod slowly along up the Florida coast, I’m reminded of some of the difficult times which writers often face. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of portrayals of “the life the writer,” and the pseudo-glamorous world of indie authors. Much like the “what my friends think” memes, Dorian gave me the opportunity to think about what it really means to be a writer and an author.

To be honest, you really have to love writing to be even try to be professional writer because, odds are, it will suck. Even the late Charles Schulz of Peanuts fame got in the occasion dig on writers through Snoopy’s frequest “it was a dark and stormy night” gag which, sad to say, has become the stereotypical opening to spot a really lousy writer. That said, here are a few things which crossed…

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