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Young adult fantasy? Yes indeed.

I am delighted to showcase the work of a highly talented author this week. so read on and find out a bit more. I'd also like to point out she is generously giving away a book, yes, it's a freebie. So read on. About the author: Victoria Price Victoria lives in leafy Surrey, in the South East of England. She loves fairy tales, myths and legends, and grew up creating stories both in words and pictures. When she's not writing you'll find her exploring with her husband and their two dogs, searching for beautiful hidden places and secret picnic spots. Title: The Angel's Calling (Daughter of the Phoenix Book One) by Victoria J. Price This book is available for FREE. https://dl.bookfunnel.com/kk08ls

The Battle at the Hot Gates

Go tell the Spartans, passerby. That here, by Spartan law, we lie. Those words on the plaque near the Hot Gates at Thermopylae have always intrigued me. And it was years before I understood the true meaning. With the Spartans attempting to thwart the mighty Persian army and refusing to surrender under any circumstances, the Spartan warriors knew word had to be sent back to those in their main town, Sparta. But, having declared their intentions to fight to the last man, the Spartans couldn’t be sure a lone scout would live to tell those awaiting news back home. Thus the plaque was there for anyone to see and act upon. Herdsman, traveller or nomad should ride to Sparta and deliver the bad news

Meet Val Portelli

This week, I showcase the work of the wonderful, Val Portelli. Her writing is excellent, her humour, legendary. Enjoy. Singing for my supper. Have you ever heard a few bars of a song from your childhood, and immediately had memories come flooding back? I was lucky enough to have grown up in the 60s and 70s when music was at its best, and the variety was second to none. My grandparents had a collection of 78 r.p.m. records which might now be collector’s pieces, if a cousin hadn’t inadvertently sat on them and broken the lot. One I remember was ‘In a Monastery Garden,’ and after doing some research I was amazed to discover it’s around 100 years old, but still available on YouTube today. Photo:


TO ISOLATE? OR NOT TO ISOLATE? THE CHOICE IS YOURS by Rick Haynes The Coronavirus sweeping across our wonderful blue planet has already taken the lives of so many innocent people. Rich or poor, the old, or those with underlying health conditions, the virus doesn’t choose its victims. For no matter their gender, race or religion it simply destroys any human it can. I know many of my friends have already taken precautions. Unfortunately, I also have friends still refusing to admit their vulnerability. Being fit, healthy, and younger than me, they may, and I stress again, they may have a point. But who knows? Is it worth playing Russian Roulette with your life, especially as those with existing

Inspiration – my true story.

With so many people helping me over the years, the task of finding an outstanding individual is difficult. But let me start in the sixties. Dragging me, literally by the scruff of my neck, my teachers at the local grammar school pushed me hard. I thank them. On leaving school, joining the Civil Service on the advice of the careers officer was a bad move. Devoid of any feeling among so many dummies, me being one of them, I couldn’t wait to leave once another job opportunity came along. I learnt a salutary lesson. Politics was definitely not for me. Initially, working in a bank was not only fun, it was a perfect place to meet people and not converse via letters like my previous job. Passing my

Elevated To A World Of Dreams

by Rick Haynes An intro, a question and an offer. With the number of hits on my blog steadily increasing - over 500 hundred in the last five weeks - I would like to say a big thank you for your wonderful support. It really does make my day when I see the hit counter rising so much. Writing is my passion and my life these days. Believe me, I have many more ideas knocking around inside my head for they scream to be released. And now, I have a question for you. What type of stories do you like? Do let me know, for if I haven't a tale in your favourite genre, it's a good chance I know an author that does. I'd be happy to offer a Tuesday Tales slot to that author. Thus, my lovely readers, it's ov

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