What Happened to the Art of Letter Writing?

The noble art of letter writing seems to have gone into freefall. I think this is a shame, although I am the first to admit that I rarely find time these days to write more than the tersest of emails. As a literary device, letters are a gift for authors, as I know from myContinue reading “What Happened to the Art of Letter Writing?”

The Role of the Editor: Guest Post by Sue Barnard

I’m delighted to welcome my friend and fellow Crooked Cat author, Sue Barnard, to the chaise longue this week. Not only is Sue an author in her own right, but she’s also an editor. More precisely, she is my editor. And a cracking job she did, too, of The House at Zaronza. She saved meContinue reading “The Role of the Editor: Guest Post by Sue Barnard”

Corsica, Setting for THE HOUSE AT ZARONZA, a Top Destination

Have you been to Corsica? No? Then get there fast: National Geographic Traveler Magazine recently put Corsica in the no. 1 spot out of its top 20 chosen destinations for 2015. I’m not surprised. The island has everything: a wonderful landscape with azure seas, jagged mountains and perched hilltop villages, a fascinating culture and a turbulentContinue reading “Corsica, Setting for THE HOUSE AT ZARONZA, a Top Destination”

Christmas with the Crooked Cats

Crooked Cat Publishing authors are running a Christmas promotion on Facebook starting on Saturday 29th November and continuing until Friday 9th January. During that time, we’ll be posting on our blogs/websites and in the Facebook group. You can read stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, jokes, etc. – all with a Yuletide theme, some light-hearted, some a little moreContinue reading “Christmas with the Crooked Cats”

Here is my interview with Vanessa Couchman

Originally posted on authorsinterviews:
Name Vanessa Couchman Age Old enough to have achieved experience but probably not wisdom. Where are you from I grew up in southern England but I have lived full-time in south-west France for the past 17 years. A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc I grew up…

Very Close Runner-Up in Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition

I need to point out that this is an old post, written in December 2013. Anyone wanting the results of the current Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition will have to wait until they are officially released.  A couple of months ago, I entered the first 3,000 words and synopsis of my novel, The House atContinue reading “Very Close Runner-Up in Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition”