Curiosities

The strange and wonderful world of writing, plus quizzes, free coloring pages and fun.

The Alchemist of Paris Book Map

Here is a map of the key places in The Alchemist of Paris. Creating a book map has been on my to-do list for ages and I’m excited at how it turned out! This map posed the challenge of portraying a city in an earlier time period, and also a city which many people know…

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Free ‘The Alchemist of Paris’ coloring pages

If you feel like some restful relaxation time, try out these two free Alchemist of Paris coloring pages. Follow the meandering vines as you weave your way through a Parisian garden and find some clues to the story as you go! The pages can be printed out for use with your favourite colored pencils or…

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The Surprising Difficulties of Photographing #Booksandmacarons

#Bookstagramming on Instagram combines three of my favourite things – taking pictures,  microblogging and discovering new books. With hashtags such as #booksandnature, #booksanddogs #booksandcafes #booksinthewild etc etc, it all looks so chic and simple. However all those artful pictures are not as easy as they look, as I discovered when I decided to photograph ‘The…

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Book Trivia Time!

  I have now joined Goodreads! One exciting thing I’ve been able to do, is create trivia quizzes for my books. So pop over to Goodreads and try out these FREE quizzes. Even if you have not read the books, I’d love to know what you think of the quizzes, and how many answers you can…

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The Many Stages of Writing a Novel

  The novel is almost finished! Writing is never a straightforward journey. Here is a rough sketch of my recent writing experiences in graph form (‘Writer’s Mood’ on one axis, ‘Time Passed’ on the other).

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Don’t Let the World Pass You By

  It’s the return of the cartoons! Writing, blogging, indie publishing, not to mention day-jobs, night-jobs, pets, kids, etc often seem to leave no time for anything else. So don’t forget to take time out, and don’t let the world pass you by. *  *  *  *  * And.. a promotion! “Midnight in Dublin” is…

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