Lit Fest On-line! And it’s free

Today, Saturday 16th January, Showboat TV is hosting a live-streaming on-line Literary Festival. There will be interviews with a host of authors, and you can watch for free by linking here:http://www.showboat.tv/2021/live.html The short sessions start at 10:30, with Judith Barrow interviewing Angela Johnson, Greg Howes, Alex Craigie, Colin R Parsons (Jake Ridge), Jan Baynham andContinue reading “Lit Fest On-line! And it’s free”

A Christmas Story by Thorne Moore

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
It’s Christmas Eve, the tree is up, the wine is poured and the mince pies are nestling on the plate, which can only mean one thing – time for more seasonal mayhem and devilry from one of our wonderful Crime Cymru authors. To mark the occasion, Thorne Moore tempts us…

A Christmas Story by Judith Barrow

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
This has been a tough year, but now that Christmas is nearly upon us, our brilliantly talented Crime Cymru authors have decided to bring us all some seasonal cheer with stories of murder, mayhem and the office party. In today’s story, Judith Barrow reveals the full and chilling horror of the…

A Christmas Story by Eamonn Griffin

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
This has been a tough year, but now that Christmas is nearly upon us, our brilliantly talented Crime Cymru authors have decided to bring us all some seasonal cheer with stories of murder, mayhem and heavenly choirs. So pull up a mince pie, pour yourself a glass of wine, and…

A Christmas Story by Dylan H. Jones

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
Wales has a strong seafaring tradition, so to carry on with the maritime theme of our last Christmas short story, Dylan H. Jones brings us a haunting and atmospheric tale of a mysterious inn and a ghostly shipwreck. The fire spat up a spray of red-hot embers as Arthur Williams…

Short Story: Piggy in the Middle

December 16th is the birthday of Jane Austen, so to celebrate, here is a short story inspired by one of her more over-looked characters. That is my husband, the one in the middle. His position gives him pre-eminence, though they all look equally grand in their judge’s robes. The others lean inwards to confer withContinue reading “Short Story: Piggy in the Middle”

The Unravelling: Mines and Daisies

I’ve written about families rocked by crime, about hidden secrets and domestic violence, where the criminals are close relatives or complete strangers, but I usually accept the normal assumption that they will be adults, even if children can be their victims. In The Unravelling I broke free to write about criminal intent among children. KarenContinue reading “The Unravelling: Mines and Daisies”

Meet Alex Askaroff: The Sewing Machine Man (and Expert at all Things to do with Sewing Machines) #MondayBlogs

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
Today I want to introduce Alex Askaroff. When I was researching for the background of The Heart Stone https://bit.ly/3kOpZYO, and needed to know the technical details for the manufacturing of sewing machines, I knew there was only one person to contact. The man who knows all is Alex. As the…

Christmas starts now. Or it used to.

I am nicking this post, looking at the history of Christmas, from my business website which won’t be there for much longer (I am officially retired!) In 350AD the Pope decreed that the feast of Christ’s Nativity should be held on December 25. This was fortunate because in Northern Europe it was essential to findContinue reading “Christmas starts now. Or it used to.”

The Memory: Interview with Judith Barrow

Fellow author Judith Barrow‘s novel, The Memory, came out this year and I can vouch for it being a gripping and very moving read. I’ve interviewed her about it – well, cornered her and demanded answers – and this is what she had to say. Q: You’ve written four volumes of a family saga aboutContinue reading “The Memory: Interview with Judith Barrow”