Guest Blog: Cornish author Jill Turner describes how Fowey inspires her writing

Jill Turner is a Fleet Street journalist and novelist and single mum, now based much of the time around Fowey. Like Daphne du Maurier, she visited it as a child and vowed to return there to become a writer. She has taken part in the Fowey Festival and, like Daphne, is inspired by her coastal [...]

The Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades

I review The Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades. Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy. To the world, Best is a talented writer rising up at an international style magazine, girlfriend of a gorgeous actor, and friend to New York City's most fabulous. Ten years ago, Best and her two older [...]

Weltanschauung by Vikki Patis

Yep, you read that right. Weltanschauung, my short story collection, is now available on Amazon. The harbinger, the oddball, the remaining twin… Weltanschauung seeks to open your eyes to different stories, set in different worlds and at different times, but with the same theme in mind: to make you question your worldview. This collection of [...]

Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

I review Truly, Madly, Guilty, the highly-anticipated new novel by Liane Moriarty. Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a [...]

Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

I review Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg, for the Lovereading Review Panel. We were the Family, and Foxlowe was our home. There was me – my name is Green – and my little sister, Blue. There was October, who we called Toby, and Ellensia, Dylan, Liberty, Pet and Egg. There was Richard, of course, who was [...]

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Meet Dill, grandson of the Serpent King and son of the preacherman caught with child pornography on his computer and sent to prison, in part by Dill himself. Suffice to say, Dill's life isn't the easiest. Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister [...]


Hello, December! 2015 has flown by, and it's already the end of the year. Time flies when you're having fun, and it zooms by if you're reading great books! If you missed it, I previously wrote about my #WinterReads, which included some beautiful wintry books. But today I want to focus on the female authors [...]