Wednesday word of the week – adumbrate

4shadowsThis week’s word is adumbrate. It means to foreshadow or to indicate faintly. I must try to add some adumbration to my next novel.
What? I think if you look carefully at the picture you’ll find it faintly indicates four shadows …

It’s coming!

It’s been a while since I published a novel, but there’s one on the way now. Acting Like A Killer is a romantic murder mystery and it will be released on 28th November. The usual price for the ebook will be £2.99 ($3.99) but it’s currently on ‘pre order’ for £1.99 ($2.99). There will be a paperback available too, which can be bought from Amazon, or ordered from your local bookshop or library.

Wednesday word of the week – round

sphere in gardenWord of the week time has come round again. I’m pretty sure you all know what round means … in my case it’s an excuse to post a picture of The Sphere.

It can also refer to sandwiches and drinks – round here we call that a picnic

Wednesday word of the week – entrainment

DSC_0735I once mistyped the word entertainment as entrainment. No wiggly red line appeared underneath, so I realised it was an actual word. One I didn’t know. As I’m just a little odd, I was rather pleased with that … until I looked it up.

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I’m hoping crime pays!

perf5.000x8.000.inddMy next short story collection, Criminal Intent, will be released on 5th October. It will cost £6.99 ($8.99) for the paperback and £1.99 ($2.99) for the ebook – unless you order it early! For a short period the ebook will be priced at 77p (99c).

Here’s the blurb –

There are a huge variety of crimes, committed for many different reasons. Those which seem justified or are at least understandable. Others for which there can be no possible excuse. Some crimes are calculated and deliberate, others unplanned or even accidental. More still are planned but don’t happen.

There are also multiple ways for the criminal to be caught out or made to pay for what they’ve done. The police, an amateur detective or even their victim might bring them to justice. And sometimes what at first appears to be a crime is revealed to be nothing of the sort.

Criminals, victims and those wrongly suspected all have a story to tell. This book contains 24 of them.

Wednesday word of the week – Salacin

treesSalacin is a bitter substance with analgesic properties, which can be obtained from willow bark.

The trunk you can see at the right of this picture is our willow. If you’d like some salacin, please come round and help yourself to a branch as it could do with pruning.

Wednesday word of the week – Riptide

seariptide is a strong surface current from the shore.

rip is a stretch of rough water caused by the meeting of two or more currents. Both can be very dangerous to swimmers and people floating around on lilos and the like.

Riptide can also be used to describe a state of conflicting psychological forces. That doesn’t sound a whole lot more fun than being washed out to sea, does it?

Wednesday word of the week – Heritage

181207_2873Heritage is generally understood to mean historic buildings, monuments and attractive countryside, especially if they’re

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