I think fiction must feature settings that are taken from the author’s imagination, whereas historical fiction must, by its nature, be set in real places in order to lend authenticity. Continue reading Open Book Blog Hop, 20th April
Marigolds (Calendulas) are ubiquitous in this garden. They readily self-seed. They are not alone in this regard: Aquilegias (Columbine), Jacob’s Ladder, Alchemilla Mollis and Sweet William are among the other plants that pop up in strange places. Continue reading A Weekend Walk in my Garden #3: 19th April 2020.
The bees love the yellow flowers that appear every April. Continue reading A Weekend Walk in my Garden: #2 12 April 2020
A remarkable coincidence links the two stories. Continue reading Blessings in Adversity – the Popemobile and the Little Ark.
Originally posted on Not Very Deep Thoughts:
Oops – Wrote Myself Into a Corner Ever written yourself into a corner? I did. Recently. Here’s how I did it. One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter… Continue reading RANDOM NVDT – Writerly Concerns #36
A bright clump of Aubretia on the rockery Continue reading A Weekend Walk in my Garden: #1 April 5th 2020.
Originally posted on Daniel Kemp:
The acclaimed Italian novelist Francesca Melandri, who has been under lockdown in Rome for almost three weeks due to the Covid-19 outbreak, has written a letter to fellow Europeans “from your future”, laying out the range of emotions people are likely to go through over the coming weeks. I am writing to you from Italy, which means I am writing from your future. We are now where you will be in a few days. The epidemic’s charts show us all entwined in a parallel dance. We are but a few steps ahead of you in… Continue reading What’s To Come—-
The first print proof of my fictionalised account of Kennedy’s time in Kilrush, Called to Account, is with the publisher, TSL, and I hope to have a copy in my own hands soon. Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – Heroism in Times of Trouble
I foolishl suggested that having to stay away from work was similar to being retired. Continue reading Monday Musings – Staying Sane at Home