Much to my SHAME, I completely forgot to welcome the very lovely and talented PAULA HARRISON to our blog list too! You may have noticed Paula blogging for the first time last month; this was because Victoria Lamb had to drop out, so Paula joined us at the last minute! Apologies, Paula! And we hope … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Frozen In Time Winners!
Congratulations to Meabh Nic Raghnaill, Chloe Leek and Kulsuma Begum! Your copies of FROZEN IN TIME will be with you soon! Continue reading
New GHB bloggers!
Every now and then we have to say a sad goodbye to some very wonderful GHB friends. This time we’re losing Fiona Dunbar, Maggi Gibson and Jen Alexander. You three will be MUCH missed! However, from the beginning of September we will be joined by three shiny new bloggers! A MASSIVE GHB welcome to: Caroline … Continue reading
Are you a sitting duck?
The definition of a sitting duck is ‘a defenseless victim’. Do you do what you really want to do, or do you more often go along with the plans of friends? It seems so crazily clear that you should be doing what you love and following your own dreams and passions in life, but you’d … Continue reading
Feisty characters – how much do we love them?
Do you like the main character in a book to be feisty? Imagine a character faced with a mysterious locked door. Would you prefer an energetic hero or heroine who breaks it down with a swift karate kick, or a quieter character who searches around for a hidden key? My answer never stays the same. … Continue reading
Don’t miss out!
Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day for entering this month’s book giveaways! Just head over to the Competitions page to find out how you could win two thrilling adventure tales! Continue reading
Keeping a Writing Journal
It’s a fine line that divides readers from writers – I think you have to be an avid reader to understand how books work. To be a good writer, I think you have to revel in reading – to have at least one book ‘on the go’ all of the time! But what triggers the … Continue reading
How I Became An Author
I was asked to write my ‘Path to Publication’ story for a blog I’m a Guest Author on tomorrow, and I thought GirlsHeartBooks readers might be interested to hear how I became an author, too. Actually, it might be fun for us all to share our ‘Author ‘ stories. So here’s mine. I had my … Continue reading
This is the most wonderful book I have read in a long time and should be on all teachers’ booklists. Lizzie’s mother has died and her dad has withdrawn from the world until he hears about The Great Human Bird Competition. I defy anyone’s heart not to fly as they turn the pages of David … Continue reading
I always find the end of summer the most atmospheric time of the year. It starts to smell different (burning wood – what’s that all about?) the nights are a little longer and it feels like something is about to change. One day soon I’ll probably have my last swim of the year in the … Continue reading