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    Ad/Gifted,  Fashion,  Writing

    Writing Gloves from Literary Book Gifts Review

    If you have a writer in your family, there’s a good chance that when it’s Christmas or their birthday, you get them a book as a gift. That’s not a bad thing, because you know they’ll love it and treasure that gift, but what if there was something else you could get them, that showed you understand them? Well, I’ve been given the opportunity to review a pair of writing gloves and my first thought when I heard about their existence is, “How many times have I wished that these exist?” Honestly, I have. It’s true. I received a free pair to enable me to write this review, but all…

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    Romance Author Interview: Valentine’s Masquerade Ball With Atina Atwood

    Today on Rock Paper Spirit, I’m welcoming romance writer, Atina Atwood, author of the Holiday Heartbeats series. She’s just released a new book called Love Games so I thought I’d invite her along on one of my research trips today. We’re at a masquerade ball, people watching and observing all the couples falling head over heels in love. Isn’t it sweet? Atina, welcome to the blog! I love your mask!  Thank you so much! I’m not necessarily one with off-the-runway fashion sense, but I’m really digging the whole midnight black, silver, and sparkling crystal thing going on here. Why don’t you tell me a little bit about your latest book?…

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    Leger’s Valentine by Lacey Dearie

    Yesterday I broke one of my own rules. It’s a rule I made a few years ago and have never broken until now. I hit publish on a Thursday. For a long time, I’ve felt like I have a “Thursday curse.” My husband used to find it amusing because there was simply no logic involved in this long-held belief. Then he started to noticed that everything in my life that went wrong, happened on a Thursday. Arguments, accidents, bad decisions; they all happened on a Thursday. Now, I wouldn’t say he believes in it too, but he is wary. Since I’ve been so unhappy and unwell recently, I decided to…

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    People Watching At A Grand Prix With Carol Ann Kauffman

    Interview time again folks and this is an interview first published back in 2013 with a writer I’ve featured previously on RockPaperSpirit. I’ve invited author Carol Ann Kauffman along to have a glass of something fizzy and some canapes at the VIP area of a Grand Prix as we chat about her books, past career as a teacher and, as always, biscuits!  Her novel, The Baslicato is actually set partly in southern Italy and features a racing driver.  A novel featuring one of my favourite parts of the world and motorsport?  That sounds right up my street! Hi Carol, thanks for agreeing to this interview.  Firstly, can you tell us in…

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    A Dream Realised – Self-Publishing The Tangled Web

    Three years, four months and one day.  That’s how long it’s taken me to write The Tangled Web.  I can’t begin to describe how I feel now that it’s finished, and in two days time, it will be available for you all to buy, and enjoy/criticise. I was the same as most naive young writers back in July 2008.  I had just turned twenty-eight and I felt like crap. What?  You expect a writer to be a little less succinct and to be all flowery about how they feel?  Well, I’m honest about how I feel.  And back then, I felt crap. So what made me feel so dejected?  Firstly,…