Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark – Blog Tour

Well, I’m taking part in a book blog tour for the first time. The book in question is Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark. Here’s my review of it: It’s not often I can’t put a book down, but Stay Tuned came into that category. I read it one go. The turkeys were waiting mournfully for… Continue reading Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark – Blog Tour

Guest Post from Donna Morang, Travel Author

I recently reviewed Donna’s terrific book Big Backpack – Little Word and am thrilled to bits that she agreed to do a guest post for me. I described her book as “a travel memoir that grabs you by the scruff of your neck and gives you a good shake!” So, over to Donna. Stephanie has… Continue reading Guest Post from Donna Morang, Travel Author

Signs and Wonders – Book Review

Signs and Wonders by Alex Adena is a fascinating book. Annie Grace is a fraudulent faith healer, although when she was a young child, she once performed a miraculous healing. Her father, Daddy, exploited this and became a very rich man through healing roadshows. Annie feels like a fraud. A ghost from the past rears… Continue reading Signs and Wonders – Book Review

Being a Book Reviewer

I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed reviewing books. I used to do it regularly for the Cork Examiner back in Ireland, predominantly children’s books. I’m doing it for myself these days regarding books about life in France – go to the book reviews section of this website. And, via Twitter, I’ve picked up on calls… Continue reading Being a Book Reviewer

Living the Expat Life

I’ve been reading Expat Women: Confessions: 50 answers to your real-life questions about living abroad. As an expat woman twice over, I was fascinated to find out what this book had to say. Over the last twenty years I’ve learned the hands-on way about moving and living abroad, and while there can never be any… Continue reading Living the Expat Life

Tips on Book Reviewing

Book reviewing seems to be cropping up on various blogs at the moment (e.g. the Blood Red Pencil, Self-Publishing Advisor, Carolyn Howard Johnson’s Sharing with Writers – and that’s just in the last day or so. Authors are prepared to pay a lot of money for book reviews. The sort of sums mentioned seem scary… Continue reading Tips on Book Reviewing