Archive for February 2015

Carolyn Mathews Reviews

Feb 28th, 2015 | By
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Roundfire author Carolyn Mathews puts on her reviewing hat to talk about assorted fiction titles from JHP.   Review for Collecting Feathers by Daniela Norris This collection of short stories explores the themes of time, life and life after death. The ghosts of those who have left this life stalk the pages of this book,

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The book of cake

Feb 26th, 2015 | By

By Nimue Brown I’ve thought about making a cake. I like cake, I buy and eat cake, and I spend a lot of time in bakeries talking to professional bakers about their cakes. I go to cake groups, where people eat and discuss cakes as well. I’ve read a lot of books about how to

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Moon Song teasers

Feb 24th, 2015 | By

Beginnings & Endings: Tristan O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark TS Eliot: East Coker   Tristan left Caergollo at dead of night. He parked the car by the bridge at the bottom of the village and continued on foot to the harbour. The way was slippery. Jagged rocks and old ropes

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Mercedes on first events

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By

Reflections on the first time ‘out’ as an author, by Mercedes Rochelle. On Sunday, Feb. 8, I set up my table at the “Second Sunday Marketplace at Stangl Factory” an Antiques, Art & Collectibles Show. Stangl was a 19th century Pottery Factory in Flemington NJ known by collectors for the dinnerware of that name. Now

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Moon Song

Feb 20th, 2015 | By

Tristan and Isolde’s story has haunted me for decades. It doesn’t hurt that it’s set in the wild, romantic landscape of Cornwall. As soon as I saw the character names, Elen had my attention. What would she do with these familiar figures, in a modern setting? It isn’t a simple bringing up to date of

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The Emancipation of B

Feb 18th, 2015 | By

New from Roundfire… B is not a child of his time. As an outsider, he hides his secrets well. Freedom is all he dreams of. But when it comes at last, it is in the most unexpected way – and at a considerable cost. Jennifer Kavanagh worked in publishing for nearly thirty years, the last

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Steampunk Hands Around the World

Feb 16th, 2015 | By

Steampunk Hands Around the World is in its second year, uniting Steampunks across the globe. February will be spent sharing ideas and creativity, reaching out to each other to make new friendships and raise awareness of all manner of things. The hub of all this is airshipambassador. You can also keep up on twitter, with #steampunkhands

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Valentine fic – Squaring Circles

Feb 14th, 2015 | By

Extract from Squaring Circles by Carolyn Mathews   Chapter 10 – Restoring Harmony   As we walked into The Carlton, Jay took my hand and said, ‘Promise me, Andy, no more cracks about hotel rooms.’ ‘I promise,’ I said, making my eyes as large as possible, at the same time fluttering my eyelashes ironically. I

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Valentine fic – Silver Hands

Feb 12th, 2015 | By

By Elizabeth Hopkinson “We mustn’t forget to look at the stars,” I said. “But of course.  Since it is the landscape of your homeland.”  There was that slight lilt to Taro’s voice that let me know he was teasing.  “Here.”  He turned me gently by the shoulders.  “We must look for Orihime, the brightest star

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The inner life of a novel

Feb 10th, 2015 | By

By Jennifer Kavanagh   Since leaving publishing in1997 (goodness!), I’ve written eight books. I started in 2002, and, like others, have found it addictive. Fiction has always been my love, and I always imagined that if I did write, it would be novels. So it was something of a surprise to find that it was

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