I have been thinking a lot about kindness this week. This has been prompted by two things – public and personal. Seeing the outpouring of donations to the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire – only weeks after Londoners opened their homes to victims of the London Bridge attacks – moved me to tears; but […]
Hi, Jessica and welcome to Dark Dates! Tell us a little about your blog… what sort of books you like, how long you have been blogging, etc. Hi readers! I’ve been blogging once a week since April 2016 at https://jessicanorrie.wordpress.com , after much nagging from book groups on social media telling me I wouldn’t sell […]
So, I was in London yesterday – drinking in Borough Market, actually, only a couple of hours before the attacks, having had a day out at the Globe, so my natural horror at the event and sorrow for those affected is also tinged with a visceral relief that my friend and I weren’t caught up […]
I’ve written a lot about writing advice – the good and the bad – but if there is one piece of ‘accepted wisdom’ I’d like to see killed by fire, it’s ‘writers must write every day’. It comes packaged in many forms – ‘real writers write every day’, you are told, as if being a […]
Because I miss talking about notebooks, am reviving my Notebook of the Week posts (sorta). This week I am mostly using this Star Wars Moleskine, which I think was a Christmas present, and this gorgeous Gustav Klimt beauty that a friend bought me in Vienna. Both lined (my favourite kind!).
Delighted to be joined by author Samantha Wood today… Hi, Samantha! Tell us a little about yourself and your book/ kind of books you write? I live by the beach in Victoria, Australia. I have a great love of the sea so it is probably no accident that my first novel The Bay of Shadows is […]
Delighted to welcome guest author Katrina Hart to Dark Dates today. Tell us a little about yourself and your books. Firstly, thank you for having me on your blog Tracey. You’re welcome, Katrina! My name’s Katrina, but all my friends call me Katie. I live in the East of England with my family and two […]