Today's Throwback Thursday post proves that - however long it takes - everything ends up in a story. When we went to Japan in the autumn of 2015, one item on my to-do list was location research. I wanted to see Ueda Castle where, legend has it, Sanada Yukimura assembled his ten braves - a modern … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Inspiration for Matisse
Musings and Meanderings - Jackie Keswick's Blog
Welcome to the blog where I talk about boys and cats, share news and snippets of WiP and snark about the little annoyances without which life would be boring like running out of coffee or accidentally locking the cat into the bathroom... I might also muse about my day job or aim to make you ditch your diet by reminiscing about my favourite recipes, which is part of my day job. Sort of.
If I can work out how to handle image copyrights, I could even regale you with visual inspiration for my characters... now wouldn't that be nice? Screenfuls of Lawrence Nicotra and David Gandy. Yum.
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Yesterday was a very busy day with meetings, too much coffee, and a reviving dash of (freezing cold) top-down driving. Today, I don't have to be anywhere but at my desk, attending to the day job and writing words, which is a good thing, seeing it's WiP Wednesday. Well, I did take the chance on a … [Read more...] about WiP Wednesday: Tea and Murder
How's this for a Tuesday Teaser? I know exactly when I got bitten by this plot bunny. We were visiting the Festival of history at Kelmarsh Hall. To my left was a collection of vehicles and memorabilia from the First and Second World Wars. To my right was a beer tent and performance space. Right in … [Read more...] about Tuesday Teaser: Answers on a Postcard, Please
I have a serious dislike of labels, especially when they're applied to the complex or intangible like people, books, music, or any other kind of art. I write stories. Sometimes they're fantasy, sometimes they're contemporary, sometimes they're crime or suspense or action adventure. Sometimes … [Read more...] about Labels are for Jars
If you're new to the snips circuit or have found me by accident...Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where GLTBQ writers post snippets of their work every Saturday. There are snips from every genre, kind of pairing and heat level from sweet to steamy. Click here to join us for some great, … [Read more...] about Rainbow Snippets | Baffling
It's Friday. It's time for my guest author slot and today that hotseat is taken by the multi-talented J.P. Greyheart, who brought along the first book in her first sci-fi / fantasy Saga for Pirantina. It's a romp, and an illustrated one at that. Sci-fi with illustrations used to be a thing when I … [Read more...] about Saga for Pirantina | Book Chat With J.P. Greyheart