Celtic Coasts: A Reading Challenge for 2019

Celtic Coasts: A Reading Challenge for 2019

What is the Celtic Coasts Reading Challenge? A group created and curated by Carolyn of RiedelFascination that covers all three Celtic countries!  Whatever genre your passion might be;  if your author is born or residing in Celtic country, if your literature takes place among these countries, or is connected to them strongly:  this group is for you. The challenge runs from February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020. I’ll be posting all the...

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My Kind of Mystery: A Reading Challenge for 2019

My Kind of Mystery: A Reading Challenge for  2019

What is the My Kind of Mystery Challenge? If you read any mystery material at all:  this group of readers/reading challenge is for you.   “My Kind Of Mystery” is a reading challenge for every kind of mystery. That  includes autobiographies, tutorials, and other books by and about mystery authors, not just fiction.   Carolyn of RiedelFascination created and curates it. She also included a list of books she’s planning...

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The World of The Fury Triad – Harry Potter Fanfiction and Fandom As Early Influences

The World of The Fury Triad – Harry Potter Fanfiction and Fandom As Early Influences

I have been asked whether Harry Potter  and its fandom influenced the creation of The Fury Triad. Really! Why would you even imagine that Snape influenced This Crumbling Pageant’s villain, Mr Jones, aka Vespasian Wyllt? ::blinks innocently:: Wait. Am I being coy? I am being coy. Enough of that piffle. You wouldn’t be the first to notice. The review that spelled it out with the most detail came from Author Ashlyn Macnamara, whom I...

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Reviews Made Short & Easy [for the busy reader with things to say]

Reviews Made Short & Easy [for the busy reader with things to say]

Books reviews don’t have to be hard. They don’t have to be long. They don’t have to be detailed. Amazon & Goodreads reviews–short and easy? Sure. Here’s how. You see authors asking for reviews all the damned time but who has time for that? But if your reason for not reviewing is that you’re too busy, and besides, they they have to be long, or it’s too much work writing them, or you’re...

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Unexpected Joys. And Mailmunch.

Unexpected Joys. And Mailmunch.

This week brought some out-of-the-blue unexpected joys that I hope come in threes since there have been two and that would mean another might be hovering in the wings. But if not, no prob, because the two that popped up totally made up for the rest of the week. This has been a week of  very much stress and hair-tugging angst as I dealt with my usual Dys-brain issues involving techy things ranging from mailchimp to mailmunch to wordpress to...

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