Just finished "Where petals fall". Another fantastic outing for Jill and Max! I am submitting my review today to "Gumshoe Review". For some time I have had links to your site from mine. Thanks for another great read. I look forward to the next in the series.
Thanks Shirley, the dogs appreciate your praise! hehe. I'm glad you like the book covers. I an delighted with them. They're all done for me by a very talented graphics guy, (except the Dracula one), who's an absolute genius at transforming my stories into very vivid and evocative covers.
We share many favorite authors. I had the privilege of hearing Barnard at a con. What an interesting man!
Also love the Lancashire area, being from Michigan, where we have a few lakes of our own.
hehe, I like the 'cloth ears' name. Sounds like you have a lot of fun with your dogs, as do I. Tilly is sitting beside me right now as I write. Have you pics of your dogs you could post? I'm looking forward to the 7th of this month when my novelette 'Dracula Doesn't Live Here Anymore' is released by Eternal Press. I do these shorts in between my novels, just to keep my hand in at creating shorter fiction.
You have a Tilly too? What a coincidence. Ours are all rescue dogs, Tilly is the eldest at 3, then Dylan, 2 and Charlie, barely a year old. Tilly is my 'assistant', the most loyal of the lot and she never leaves my side while I'm writing, (or whatever). she always looks as scruffy as she does in the pic, no matter how much I brush her. She's a natural 'sruffbag' and all the more loveable for it! I like the name Muffet, it has a certain cuteness to it.
As one of several folks who were kind enough to engage, I need to let you know that messages through crimespace are not getting through to me. So if you need, use firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks. Hope all is well.
Thank you...it will be a long year, but I'm looking forward to the tour....first to the St. Petersburg Festival of Reading and then Louisiana and New Orleans book fairs. Too bad we can't just sit back and sell on Amazon.com - where The Beatitudes is available!
I love to have friends across the pond.....and good going on the book coming out soon. My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…..it’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page.
Thanks for the good thoughts on Little Gods. Whenever I get such a positive reaction, I feel that I owe that person a little more than a perfunctory response. Let me try. The problem with writing a book that approaches the limits of one's expression - at least for t his one -- is to create doubt that the same level of accomplishment can be repeated. Of course it never is, not to the extent of being identical, but after a book where the beauty of the words is matched by the substance of the character's feelings, it can certainly give pause. Currently I am working on a novel that has raised genuine interest and enthusiastic support from several agents. In truth, it is schlock. This is not fishing for compliments, but rather saying that a serviceably good writer can use narrative tricks and plot devices to create a story that is gripping, but only because a reader or readers have allowed themselves to be manipulated by the author's devices. It may be that men suffer more from this than women, particularly during revisions, which go as the did for Flaubert, with every word emering with all the ease of a flea giving birth to an elephant. But if you get a chance, do get a copy. It is worth the read or -- between you and me -- I'll give you your money back.