Shortlisted for the Hysteria Writing Competiton 2015!

Originally posted on Deborah Riccio:

My thanks have to go to the veritable fount of all writing competition knowledge, Paul McVeigh, whose Facebook page (when I was a local there) I religiously and studiously scanned for any snippets of writerly news, competitions, talks, retreat information and book signing dates (his debut book ‘The Good Son’ was released this year to much acclaim and having read it myself I can vouch for all positive feedback – it’s a heck of a good read and is also shortlisted for the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2015).

I’m digressing.

So anyway, Paul’s page is where I found the link to the Hysteria Writing Competition 2015. And here it must have been that I decided to not go for the Short Story category or the Flash Fiction category (I’ve never written a pice of FF in my life and it scares me to bejeezus) and instead plump for the Poetry category…

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jill rosenblatt THE FIXER-THE NAKED MAN

An interview with Jill Amy Rosenblatt, author of The Fixer: The Naked Man

Hello everyone, today I’d like to welcome Jill Amy Rosenblatt to my Thursday Throng author interview. Jill is the author of The Fixer: The Naked Man, book 1 in the Katerina Mills series. Jill is the author of two other books, Project Jennifer and For Better or Worse. She lives on Long Island, has a degree in Writing and Literature and a Masters Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Burlington College in Vermont.  Continue reading

July Writerly Tidbits

This particular update has been several months coming and I’ve gathered all sorts of news from my Thursday Throng authors along the way. Before we get on to that though, I wanted to let you know that in future I’m going to be doing things slightly differently. Every time I publish a blog post in future it will be sent out as an email to you as well. Continue reading

A Winner A Day: The Foundations for infant Loss Training Inspirational Woman Award – Linda Parkinson-Hardman – The Hysterectomy Association (Dorset 2014)

Linda Parkinson-Hardman:

What a night it was too ….!

Originally posted on Venus Awards:

Linda Parkinson-Hardman at the Dorset 2014 NatWest Venus Awards Finalists Event Linda Parkinson-Hardman at the Dorset 2014 NatWest Venus Awards Finalists Event

Business Women Awards announced the 2014 winners at the Lighthouse Poole on 11th June.  Hosted by Dan Mills from Heart and Tara Howard, Venus Awards Founder.

Linda Parkinson-Hardman from The Hysterectomy Association won the Dorset 2014 NatWest Venus Awards in Category The Foundations for infant Loss Training Inspirational Woman Award.
The NatWest Venus Awards Dorset Ceremony in association with Breeze Volkswagen was held on the 11th June – Hosted at the state of the art Lighthouse.
The Hysterectomy Association is a social enterprise set up by Linda Parkinson-Hardman in 1997. It was created to provide impartial, timely and appropriate information
and support to women facing a hysterectomy. It now supports almost 2,000,000 women every year.

After Winning the Award Linda gave us her Feedback about the Venus Awards:
The Venus Awards has introduced me to a…

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Does Love Still Exist?

This is guest post by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar author of Love Comes Later

St. Valentine may be horrified by the cherubs touting candy, flowers or jewelry. The overemphasis of eros, or romantic love, may have merged out of rampant marketeering. Between Christmas and Easter, after all, is a lot of retail silence. In modern society, with women marrying later, and partners divorcing earlier – not waiting for children to grow up – does love still exist? Continue reading

Exploding the Myth of Passive Income

moneyI’ve been working online for many years and during that time I have come across so many people selling the idea that I can make money while I sleep through ‘passive income’. To be honest, I already do a lot of what they suggest works and I make a very decent income as a result of it. But … and it’s a big but, the phrase ‘passive income’ just doesn’t do it for me. Why? Because it’s anything but passive, and today I thought I’d weigh in to the argument and share the reasons why I know there is no such thing as passive income. Continue reading