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Silent Monks Singing the Hallelujah Chorus – Happy Christmas Everyone

This will put a smile on your face if there isn’t one there already… Performed by a Public High School in America – wish I knew which school and where … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

A circular Christmas letter written in 1920

I’ve sent out my circular letters to friends and family across the world and received a few in returned. We exchanged news about new homes and old bones, about holidays … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Criminal ADVENTure – call for Christmasy short stories with a twist

I’ve just been contacted by a former City Lit student to tell me that she is now part of a group of aspiring crime writers who want to create a … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quotes about Christmas — presents

“It’s for the hamster that I’m gonna buy! This is so perfect!” (after opening a hamster wheel at Christmas) Gerard Way photo credit: Alice Harold via photopin cc

December 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Quotes about Christmas — Charles Dickens

‘I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · 2 Comments


December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Want to be published by Christmas?

First you have to submit a segment of a steamy romance, but you don’t have to stay awake at night worrying about  the plot. The people at Hot Key Books … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

The next Christmas bestseller

‘A Week in Winter‘  is a 464-page book of interlinked short stories about the people staying at an old hotel on the west coast of Ireland. As Maeve Binchy’s last … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment