Sunday, February 24, 2013

Press-ganged relatives may never leave...

After a hiatus of some years the newsletter is back!

Coming out monthly its going to keep subscribers up to date with my latest releases, plus there will be heaps of give-aways, exclusive stories and some really neat surprises...

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These wonderful people get occasional emails from me asking things like 'does anyone know what Tahiti smells like' and 'help, someone please go and like The Danger Game on Amazon' and 'if you read this scene would you throw the book at the wall.' Also they get to be on my Christmas card list and be extra specially loved by me.  You may leave at any time*

*Please note blood relatives who have been press-ganged onto this list may never leave.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Five Fabulous Things In My Garden

This time of year my garden is not at its best. Searing summer heat and gales followed by high humidity and rain make everything look tatty.

But there's still fabulousness.  Its a garden, so there's always fabulousness...

1. Purple something plants (can't remember the name right now) and my ever faithful helper, the dog.

2. Hairy old carrots

3. Green chillies

4. Crab-apples, ready to be made into crab-apple jelly (they're called Crab-apples because they're so astringent that you make a face like a crab when you eat one. I tried it on the kids. Its true).

5. Granny Smiths.  Our Granny Smith tree is groaning with fruit this year.  Nothing beats sending the kids out to pick their own snack!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

An Escapade

I'm involved with a thing.  Yes, yes. An Escapade.  Its actually rather cool...

Thirty Escape authors have got together and are writing a story. One author. One day. 200 words.  Romance for sure. But authors who write all kinds of romance; suspense, erotica, paranormal...You never know what's coming next.

I'm third on the list, and my contribution will be up on Saturday 16th :)

Read the first 200 words from Rhian Cahill HERE and check back every date for the latest instalment.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Day I Met Him

Things have been on the busy side here at Chez Nicholas.  The last few weeks of the summer holidays morphed into the insanely busy first few weeks of term.  I took to what I thought was a finished book with a red pen (metaphorically, I use scrivner for editing!) and the book split itself into two books then turned into trilogy, which caused me to need to lie down for a few days.  And I have taken up exercise.

It also seems to have turned into February when I wasn't looking, and of course we all know what happens in February.

Oh yes.

Pancake day.

Pancake Day: Clearly doing it wrong
There is another type of celebration in February, the one where I spend a lot of time saying 'no, no don't get me anything' to hubs and then being pissed off on The Day when I don't get anything.  Ah yes. Valentine's Day. That relationship minefield.

In a striking example of irony hubs and I met on 13th February 2003 at a We Eschew Valentine's Day party at a mutual friends house.  I drank a lot of tequila and apparently impressed the poor man by crapping on about my first husband.  To celebrate this fact we went and had a coffee this morning and discussed our children. Okay. We totally forgot, but we did go and have a coffee.

Its been a busy ten years!

Coming Up:
Tomorrow (because blog posts are like buses around here) I'll be talking about my part in a very exciting Valentine's Day story over on the Escape Publishing blog...

Even more exciting news about The Bunker in the next week (hopefully!)