.... by Diane Mannion, children's party venue expert and soon to be debut novelist ~ thank you Diane! You can read her post HERE
As per the rules of the blog hop tour award thingy, please see below 7 facts about me (because you're really gagging to know all about me, right?) (oh, okay, then....) and links to 15 blogs that I enjoy, and wish to recommend to you.
If I've nominated your blog, please don't feel under any obligation to join in with this; I was just pleased to pick up the baton from Diane, as it were, so that I could spread the word about fifteen blogs that I like. But if you would like to join in, here's what to do:
The rules: Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you, share 7 facts about yourself, and nominate 15 blogs that you particularly like. I suppose you can do less if you can't think of 15!
7 things about me...
1. I love South Park. At the moment, I watch at least two episodes each night. I also have a model of Eric Cartman on the mantelpiece.
2. The older I get, the more interested I become in history, perhaps because I will soon be it. After my current work in progress is published (it's the sequel to KINGS AND QUEENS), I shall be starting on a work of historical fiction that's been lurking in the 'to write' part of my brain for years ~ more anon....
3. I tried to write a Christmas novella earlier this year, but couldn't make it schmaltzy and 'heartwarming' enough. The characters kept swearing and doing really crap things to each other.
4. Autumn is my favourite season, and I long for it each year. I love it when you can smell it in the air for the first time, which is usually early in the morning around my birthday in the first week of August.
5. I love Aerosmith, have seen them many times and met them twice. The titles of all my books except one are Aerosmith song titles; even the individual stories in my shorts collection Nine Lives are. There's no particular reason for me doing this, apart from to amuse myself.
6. I like being at home with my husband and having time to write more than I like anything, so as I have both of these wishes granted most of the time, I consider myself to be one of the luckiest people I know.
7. My ideal summer afternoon would be spent walking along a beach somewhere, preferably ending up with a visit to a place of historic interest where I could have a good potter about and imagine myself as a 16th century maiden, or something. I lived by the sea for 9 years and miss it very, very much; never a day went past when I didn't marvel at how fortunate I was to live somewhere where I could be wandering by the sea within five minutes, any time I liked.
Mostly to do with writing/self-publishing:
Life on the ocean waves (and rivers & canals!):
General interesting history stuff, and much more
Guaranteed to make you laugh
Mostly books, but other stuff too
Emma Gray (not book reviews)
A Woman's Wisdom
Between The Lines
Okay, that's me done ~ enjoy!