#Guestpost ~ Author J.M Richardson discusses Location in a Novel @JMRichardson1

I am delighted today to bring you all this absolutely wonderful piece of writing from J.M. Richardson, author of The Barataria Key.

When I first read Joshua’s words I was immediately transported to another place, another time. I could hear the music and sense all the tastes and smells.

Please do continue to read what J. M. Richardson wrote and see for yourself how important that sense of location is in a book….

#Guest Post ~ Living Inside The Story by Susan Gandar @Susan_Gandar

Today I am delighted to have writer Susan Gandar join me as my first guest on Swirl and Thread for 2017.

Susan is the author of We’ve Come to Take You Home, published in March 2016 by Troubador Publishing and described as ‘an unusual and compelling story of love, loss and the importance of family.’

Susan has written a very poignant post on the importance of Organ Donation and her own personal experiences in this area.

I’ll hand you over to Susan now…..

#BlogTour #ScaredtoDeath #GuestPost ~ My Road to Publication @RachelAmphlett

Today I am on tour with Scared to Death from Rachel Amphlett.

Scared to Death is the first novel in a new series about Detective Kay Hunter and is due for release on 6th Dec by Saxon Publishing. I have read and reviewed Scared to Death (Click Here) and today I am also lucky enough to have a great guest post from Rachel Amphlett entitled ~ ‘My Road to Publication’

I’ll hand you over to Rachel now….

#blogtour #Guestpost ‘Crime and Technology’ ~ Cherly Rees-Price @CherylreesPrice

Today I am absolutely thrilled to be on the tour bus with Cherly Rees-Price and her second novel in the DI Winter Meadows Series, Frozen Minds.

Published by Accent Press in October 2016, Frozen Minds is a novel based around a murder in a residential care home, Bethesda House. DI Meadows is called in to solve the case.

Cheryl has written a fabulous guest post for us today about the impact of technology in the criminal world and how far these advances have progressed from the early works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

#blogtour #guestpost Top Tips For Writing Thrillers ~ Jessikah Hope Stenson @JessikahHope

Jessikah Hope Stenson is a young writer not afraid to take risks.

Having previously released a book of short stories A Single Drop of Perfect  , Jessikah is now embarking on a new and very exciting venture with a Psychological Thriller Trace This Scar, due for release by Excalibur Press November 24th.

I am delighted to be kicking off the blogtour with a wonderful piece from Jessikah entitled ~ Top Tips for Writing Thrillers

So without further ado, I’ll hand you over to Jessikah…

A Night of Glitz and Glamour at the BGE Irish Book Awards

Now unless you have been hiding under a rock, you will know that the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards were held at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel in Dublin last Wednesday Night (16th November)

I was nervous but also very excited to have been invited by writing.ie.

I set up Swirl and Thread last March with no idea really of what I was doing. I just knew I loved books and wanted to share that passion with other like minded people. To be suddenly seated among such literary giants in such a short time-frame was indeed an honour very hard to describe.

Read on for my thoughts on one amazing event…