PorterGirl 4 – Footsteps of the Templar – OFFICIAL LAUNCH

Lucy Brazier, official launch of Footsteps of The Templars

Lucy Brazier

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves -#YA #Fantasy -Through the Nethergate by Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Roberta’s latest book Through The Nethergate

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

The latest book by Roberta Eaton Cheadle is now available in print on Amazon although it has been receiving great early reviews. Through the Nethergate

About the book

Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own. In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths. When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven’s White Light in his canine guise. With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended…

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Publishing and Editing Services … “The Pick and Shovel Work of Perfection”

Deborah Bowman’s editing services.

BowmanAuthor and Writer/Editor

Every one who comes to my blog, bowmanauthor, knows I write poetry from abstract to antiquity to the absurd. I write tips and tricks of the trade in publishing trends, and my passion: books of fiction, usually with a paranormal vein. I also try to post some book reviews, but not so often of late as I also do fiction editing, graphic design for business promo packages, and ghostwriting for nonfiction. My dance card has been a little full. Reading for pleasure has taken a backseat to the heartfelt world of mentoring other writers: the “Pick and Shovel Work” of plot and content development.

That’s where bowmaneditor@outlook.com comes in. The job everyone hates to tackle in their own writing where the “Elements of Style” meet English Composition. The not so creative necessities of making sure everything gels together in accuracy, clarity, and cohesiveness. The part that us creative authors hate…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – A Ghost in the Kitchen – Three Ingredients book 2 by Teagan Riordain Geneviene

Teagan Geneviene Ghost In The Kitchen *new*

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Delighted to be one of the Trolley stops for Teagan Riordain Geneviene’stour of Haunted Savannah in celebration of her latest release, A Ghost in the Kitchen – Three Ingredients book 2

You can enjoy the full tour of Savannah and meet the hosts at the other stops along the way by checking out Teagan’s launch post:Book Launch Trolley through haunted Savannah

About the book

A Ghost in the Kitchen, Three Ingredients-2 continues the flapper adventures of Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip. It’s a 1920s “pantser” story and a culinary mystery. This time Pip’s pal Andy (from The Three Things Serial Story) returns. Granny Phanny is there too. She’s still trying to teach Pip to cook. Granny is in a lather because of the supernatural goings-on in her kitchen. There’s also one pos-i-lutely potent poltergeist! New adventures abound as Pip and Andy unravel an old mystery. It’s all spontaneously…

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A date for the diary ~ Scotland with the Silent Eye, September 2020

2020 date for the diary Scotland with the Silent Eye

The Silent Eye

On the trail of the Picts (plus optional Orkney extension)

North of Inverness, Scotland

11th – 13th September, 2020

The Picts were a mysterious race who settled in the north-east of Scotland and flourished between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. They were a peaceful peoples who fished and farmed and created astonishing art. They suffered frequent Viking raids and their eventual disappearance may have been due to eradication or simply blending in with the broader Scottish tribes, as their culture dissipated.

Our weekend will examine their cultural and artistic legacy by following the established ‘Pictish Trail‘ created by Historic Scotland.

This part of Scotland is only a short distance from the north Scottish coast, from which ferries are available to Shetland and Orkney. A group of us will be continuing to Orkney for a few days. You are invited to join us as an extension…

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Writing the blurb?

I loved these tales, buy the book and read.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Image: Coyote walking by Sue Vincent

The book was done, all that remained was to get it up on Amazon and write the blurb. It is not an easy task to encapsulate a story in a few words, hoping to capture the interest of potential readers, while giving some flavour of what waits between the covers. It is a task dreaded by many writers and, at least where our books are concerned, usually left to me. With An Imperious Impulse, though, apparently, I had nothing left to do.

“We already have the blurb!”

“We do?”

“We do!” My companion passed me the blurb and I began to read aloud.

“‘Coyote is a Native American culture hero, buffoon, and trickster figure who mixes animal and human traits to mostly comic, often catastrophic, and sometimes salutary effect.’ Not quite how I’d have phrased it, but… ‘The world in which Coyote moves can be conceived as a parallel to…

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Hidden Avebury: Seeking the Unseen

Hidden Avebury-Seeking the Unseen

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Almost everyone knows of Avebury, the great stone circle within which a village was built. A World Heritage site and one of the most incredible sacred complexes of prehistory, it is justly famous for its beauty and mystery. The site attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year but while most simply walk in awe amongst the majestic standing stones of the Circle and Avenue, there is far more to discover for those who will walk the paths less travelled.

Join us in June, 2020, as we explore some of the hidden corners of this amazing landscape, ranging beyond the boundaries of the Circle to seek a deeper understanding of what our ancestors hoped to touch by building this earthly temple to the stars.

Based in the landscape around Avebury and beyond, this weekend will entail some relatively easy walking. There will be time during the weekend to explore Avebury…

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