A messy copy and paste of my novel’s reviews.

I am trying to get a publisher for a Czech translation of my novel. In the meantime, I just thought I will put a summary of my book reviews. Not all of them are good, but, flatteringly, most of them are. Of course, this messy copy and paste is… well, messy. I hope you will forgive me. Visual presentation is not my forte, and I … Continue reading A messy copy and paste of my novel’s reviews.

Meeting other writers and women in publishing. What a week!

I have just spent 4 full days at a writing conference. No, more than that. It was Women In Publishing Summit, my second time. There were about 2 or 3 male speakers, otherwise we were all women. Writers, agents, publishers, designers, and all the other publishing industry roles I forgot to mention. Perfectly organised by Alexa Bigwarfe. I am exhausted, but it was worth it. … Continue reading Meeting other writers and women in publishing. What a week!

A seashell which will always be special for me

Being from a landlocked country, I love seashells, even the little ones I can collect on British beaches. So when my friends in Mexico gave me 3 large ones they found on a Yucatan beach, I was very happy. I never realised that a shell could be considered a weapon. At the airport, I had assistance, occasionally my walking is not very good, and I … Continue reading A seashell which will always be special for me

Happy new year to read and write.

Originally posted on Laminsa Indies:
We’re glad you’re reading. Happy new year to read and write,to fill and crown the previous years featsby striving and doing what’s just right. There’re things that may bear some lightto everyone everywhere that knows it’shappy new year to read and write. Don’t be upset, don’t with yourself fight:many have succeeded in other life’s beatsby striving and doing what’s just… Continue reading Happy new year to read and write.

It will never happen again, right? We will not allow it.

This my last blog in 2021. It is a sad one and it  summarises my Autumn. I am making a full stop. My novel “ Why didn’t they leave?” is about  the painful 20th century history, The Holocaust, emigration, totalitarian system. I am now writing a different book, not about Holocaust. It might even be funny. My son bought an old book in a second-hand … Continue reading It will never happen again, right? We will not allow it.

Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – #Historical Eva Hnizdo, Andrew Joyce – #SciFi – Thorne Moore, John L. Deboer

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the Christmas book fair and today a combination of historical and science fiction novels. The first author today who recently joined the cafe and bookstore is Eva Hnizdo with her debut novel, released in September. The historical Jewish fiction Why Didn’t They Leave? About the book You can’t ask for asylum in another country just because your… Continue reading Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – #Historical Eva Hnizdo, Andrew Joyce – #SciFi – Thorne Moore, John L. Deboer

Musing about book success- does it matter? Yes , but it is not the reason I write.

I am reading Steinbeck’s Winter of our Discontent. I like Steinbeck, his East of Eden being my favourite of his books. In fact one of my favourite books by any author. I googled his books and him and read about his 1962 Nobel Prize for literature. To my surprize, there was a lot of criticism about him getting the Nobel prize. The archives apparently say … Continue reading Musing about book success- does it matter? Yes , but it is not the reason I write.

Stolpersteine

This week, my family held a ceremony to mark the installation of a Stolpersteine in the pavement in front of the house from where my family was deported to Theresienstadt in 1943. The Stolpersteine, which literally means ‘stumbling block’ in German, was an idea of a German artist Gunter Demnig who wanted people to discover the last address of those deported by the Nazis by … Continue reading Stolpersteine