Breaking barriers in the Jazz Age
Reading Time: 5 minutes Those who sail close to the shore never discover new lands’. How true. The French writer, Andre Gide, wrote this in1925. Like many writers of the time, Gide was breaking with the conventions and restrictions of society. It was the Jazz Age.
What inspiration lies behind a novel?
Reading Time: 6 minutes What inspires a writer? Where do they get their ideas from? To give you a little insight I include below an interview. This is one of a few interviews I have done with people. The very few people interested in me in the world!
Whisper encouragement to authors please (and excuse the commas)
Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear readers can you whisper encouragement to authors and artists please. While reviewing a wonderful book I had just finished with a happy sigh, I read the one below mine. It was very brutal, spiteful and full of outraged venom. Okay, so you didn’t like it. Just say it was not your genre or to your taste. Enough said.
Down the Rabbit Hole and Up a Tree
Reading Time: 3 minutes There are whole worlds to explore in the diverging tunnels of the rabbit hole. It’s so called in reference to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland when she followed the scurrying white rabbit down his burrow.
Whispering through Time
Reading Time: 4 minutes Although I am a math and science teacher, I have had to write a few things in my time. So, I started to write about Winifred one rainy February afternoon in 2019. I only had a school exercise book with me, no computer, so it was a little arduous and scribbly at first. But I kept going for the week despite my husband’s lack of encouragement.
My Painful Journey with CRPS
Reading Time: 5 minutes Dubbed ‘the most painful disease known to humankind’ and ‘the suicide disease’, CRPS or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is a neurological condition characterized by intense pain, burning, inflammation, swelling and loss of movement.
Truly Inspiring Turia Pitt
Reading Time: 4 minutes Turia Pitt is truly inspiring. This beautiful Australian lady has bounced back from a terribly traumatic event that would crush 99.9% of people. Yet she says she has never been happier. What is her secret? How does she stay so positive and upbeat. What is Turia’s story and secret to happiness?
Beautiful, tenacious, talented Mary Higgins Clark
Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s nothing like a good book to escape into and Mary Higgins Clark sure knew how to write them. She was the Queen of Suspense just as Agatha Christie was the Queen of Mysteries
Are Men Just Plain Insensitive?
Reading Time: 6 minutes If we define sensitive as being tuned into ‘the senses,’ then the answer is yes, men are insensitive. But is that really true?
Our Infinite Imagination can take us Anywhere
Reading Time: 6 minutes I can’t imagine not having an imagination. How could I escape present reality and visualize other worlds, both past and future?