Monday, 16 July 2012

Monday Bloglights and Exciting News

News, Views and Reviews and Bloglights Spotlights too!

I was so surprised and delighted this morning to recieve a nomination in my email for this blog award! Yay!

I quote some of the wording of the email below:
"An article you wrote in 2012 titled ABC of Thriller Writing... has earned your blog a nomination for a Fascination Award: 2012's Most Fascinating Creative Writing Teacher blog.

The comments posted in response to your post prove that your content not only inspires your audience, but it also creates discussion around your posts, both of which are requirements for the nomination of a Fascination award."

Now isn't that just great?? It is indeed, an honour to be nominated. It's certainly boosted my monday mroning! What a lovely surprise. Whoooooo....
So everyone please go vote for me on or after 23rd  JULY!
On to other stuff...
I have had a pretty busy week socialising as I’ve had visitors  to stay with us ( actually my mum) so we’ve been out and about quite a bit and, of course eating and drinking out rather more than usual! Well, that’s my excuse, anyway for not sticking to the diet!
However,  I have managed to increase promo stuff for my book “The Afterlife of Darkmares” . It is available on Amazon – both as a paperback and kindle e- book.  The Afterlife of Darkmares  Do buy!!! I am a bit desperate for one or two reviews too so if anyone has read it, do let me know what you think. All comments very welcome – whether good or bad… 
Anyway it’s back to normal routine next week… sigh… I will miss the wine and cream cake though!

So here goes for this week's Bloglight Spotlight tour:

Ta ta ta ta da da Da! ( fanfare!!)
In the Bloglights this week are:
Firstly author Stephen Tremp
Stephen’s blog is full of fascinating other-worldly items. He is an accomplished writer of scifi thrillers and I love visiting his blogs as he makes me think about our world and the way we live. He is also quite witty and often makes me smile. He is (in his words) ‘One of a kind’ of thriller writer.
Next is em-musing ( Leigh Caron)
Leigh says her blog is ‘one woman’s slant on life and writing’ and it is certainly full of humour and wit. Em-musing is a very different blog written in a poetic way. I love her style – she says it like it is but her posts are never long and boring. Leigh writes with great style and in my opinion she is well worth a visit.
Carolyn is another mystery, thriller, suspense writer who has several published books to her name. Her blog focuses mainly on the business and mechanics of writing and she contributes to other blogs too. I enjoy reading Carolyn’s blog as it is interesting, insightful and informative.
Lastly E.D. Of (Not) just another writer E. D.
E.D is a ‘wanna be’ author who writes great opinion-style posts. Again they are short and to the point, mostly about writing, but I love her straightforward approach. Her blog is well set out and easy to navigate and very easy to read.
So there we have it – four more great blogs for you to try out.  ENJOY!!!

Have you ever received an unexpected nice surprise in monday morning email?


  1. Congratulations on your nomination. That is totally awesome. I'll definitely check on your blog tour. That sounds awesome too.

  2. Awesome news, congrats! I'll try to catch all stops on your blog tour.

  3. Congratulations on the nomination pat!! Great news!! How can we vote??

  4. Sorry- ignore that- just seen it- I'm on my iPhone so a but small. Will vote later in the month. Well done though x

  5. Congratulations on the nomination, Pat! :)

  6. Congratulations on the nomination! Very much deserved.

  7. Congrats! That is so awesome!

  8. Congratulations Pat - and thank YOU for the award! :-)

  9. What a fantastic way to start a week. Mondays need all the help they can get and that's a really classy way of getting that boost. Good luck in the voting.

  10. Thank you for the inclusion Pat.