Sometimes, we plan. Sometimes, things happen unexpectedly. And sometimes, it's both.Before we went on holiday - and I'll talk about that a little more next week - I planned to take part in the Art of the Arcane Sci-Fi and Fantasy Giveaway. And then, I got a call from Dreamspinner Press offering … [Read more...] about Sales Galore!
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Welcome to another Season of Cheer post! It's day 27 today, and what could be more cheerful than music? We live in a tiny village. I work from home, and I'm usually quite content not to speak to anyone but the cat all day long. Music doesn't count, of course. Music is like coffee, or a good plot in … [Read more...] about Seasons of Cheer, Day 27: Writing Music
Sweet treats have a place all year round, but they seem especially prominent during the darker, colder months and around big celebrations. And since I don't have the sweetest sweet tooth, I often turn to my spice rack to temper the sweet. I'm also a card-carrying cinnamon addict, but that's an … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 18: Needles, Yarn and Gingerbread #4
The 17th day of December, and I hope you're all holding up well. With our living room still out of commission and all the furniture at the restorers, we're thinking of treating ourselves to a Christmas Day picnic on an empty beach. It's the ideal place to recover my sanity. It's also why I'm … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 17: Needles, Yarn and Gingerbread #3
It's Day 16 of my Season of Cheer Blogging Challenge and today's story is the second part of Needles, Yarn and Gingerbread. Daniel and Nico, the boys Jack and Gareth have adopted, have a school project involving teamwork. And after discovering Nico with knitting needles, Jack wants to hear all about … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 16: Needles, Yarn and Gingerbread #2
When it's cold out and rain is lashing the windows, there are few things more comforting than the smells of something baking. Especially when that something contains my favourite spice: cinnamon. I just can't get enough of that warm, dark scent. I throw it into a lot of things: bread, shortbread, … [Read more...] about Season of Cheer, Day 4: Sugar & Spice | Jack and Gareth Memories