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How did I come to be writing non-fiction in the History genre? Part One!

I have to say, firstly, that I never intended to write non-fiction.  There was often the thought that crossed my mind of not being clever enough but also the sheer amount of work needed.  Oh no, that wasn't me!  I was going to write short stories and novels galore, left alone in my own world … Continue reading How did I come to be writing non-fiction in the History genre? Part One!


Magna Carta Week at The Review

So the admins of the Review are doing their 'bit' to celebrate that most famous document and all its' meanings up til the present day. The Great Charter. Enjoy our contributions ... the first two articles are dealing the Magna Carta itself and King John.

My Guest Author Louis Spirito

I am revisiting this review after finding this lovely interview on Stephanie’s blog with the author. It really is a fab book 🙂

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I’d liked to welcome Louis Spirito to talk about his writing. Louis is lifelong dog lover and recovering ‘angry guy’, Louis Spirito lives in Malibu, California with his wife, Eugenie, the love of his life, and their rescue Pit Bull, Tanner. Lou has written for magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Fitness, Woof Magazine, Black Belt and Bride’s Magazine. As a screenwriter, he’s sold material to Alliance-Atlantis, Triumph Pictures and Universal Studios, and his work has been honored by WorldFest Houston, The Nuyorican Poets Café, Writer’s Digest, and the Nicholl Fellowship Competition.  His memoir, Gimme Shelter, was awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion for Nonfiction.

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Why do you write?

I write to entertain myself. Often that means remembering and refashioning personal experiences and events through the lens of time. I get a kick out of playing with words and ideas, and seeing what results. Even when I’m…

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My Reviews that will hopefully encourage buyers!

As a volunteer reviewer on The Review Group (, I have put a link to my first review for them.  The book was under the Young Adult genre and like nothing I'd read before, which I found really refreshing.  Here is the first paragraph: Teenage girls.  Boys.  Homework.  Hormones.  Not my usual genre and nothing out of the ordinary you may think but this book very cleverly takes these ‘ordinary’ ingredients, shakes them up and throws a very extraordinary story at you.  The resulting story centres around a seventeen year old girl - Orianna - coping with all of the above and much more.  All whilst coping with cerebal palsy. The remainder can be found here: My other Reviews … Continue reading My Reviews that will hopefully encourage buyers!

Courage to go Public

Well, I've played with the blog a little bit more, understood a little bit less but may take the plunge and make it public. Absolutely nothing informative on here yet but as I am finally returning to work next week, I will have a little less time on here. I'm really such a wuss!