So why do authors bother?


Why do we write We are exhibitionists, who want to be the centre of attention. Really? There must be easier ways! We want to put the world right. Dream on. The world isn’t waiting for us. We want to get rich. Stop laughing! Here is the truth? We have deep insecurities and writing about themContinue reading “So why do authors bother?”

Cold showers and broken tablets – But not from 50 Shades.


Goddesses rule! after a feisty fightback. Connie Grimshaw gets herself in a mess, by playing sex-games in book 1 of Goddesses. She gets herself out again by fighting the bad boys in book 2. Here is an excerpt, where she and her lover try to work through an Aubrey Beardsley moment. They play Venus andContinue reading “Cold showers and broken tablets – But not from 50 Shades.”

Goddesses – Riposte to 50 Shades.


Image by Grazia – flickr.com Excerpt from 49 ½ Shades of Charcoal – Get free pages here. Chapter 1 – The Flirt ‘Connie! You look like you have seen a ghost!’ ‘A ghost would be fine, Dee. I could put it down to too much cheese or a raunchy kipper.’ My PA Dee was wideContinue reading “Goddesses – Riposte to 50 Shades.”

A long haul for heroes


A writer’s problem – readers think you are your hero. So you cunningly create a hero or heroine and your best friend reads your work and deduces that you have visited that city, the brothel, ridden your bike down the very mountain path etc. or whatever else occurs in the story. After all, academics argueContinue reading “A long haul for heroes”

Book launch – Raunchy Goddesses.


Still Waters Run Deep Goddesses or 49 ½ shades of charcoal, is the full title. It is my challenge to 50 Shades. This isn’t about a woman who does things in the bedroom or dungeon, with which she can’t identify. It’s about a woman who realises her sexuality has been too long in the cupboardContinue reading “Book launch – Raunchy Goddesses.”