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Book Review: The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

January 16th, 2021 by Jane Turner

This review of The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry comes courtesy of a Blog Tour organised by Random Things. I received a free copy of the paperback. The Art of Dying was published on 7 January 2021 by Black Thorn, an imprint of Canongate Books, in paperback. Hardback and audio versions are also available.   […]

Book Review: When the Children Come by Barry Kirwan

January 12th, 2021 by Jane Turner

This review of When the Children Come by Barry Kirwan came through a Blog Tour by Rachel’s Random Resources. I received a free copy of the ebook. When the Children Come is published on Amazon from 8 January 2021.   Blurb: Nathan, emotionally scarred after three tours in Afghanistan, lives alone in Manhattan until New […]

Book Review: The Dark Room by Sam Blake

January 7th, 2021 by Jane Turner

This review of The Dark Room by Sam Blake came through a Blog Tour by Random Things. I was sent an ARC paperback. The Dark Room is published today, 7 January 2021, by Corvus Books.   Blurb: Hare’s Landing, West Cork. A house full of mystery… Rachel Lambert leaves London afraid for her personal safety […]

Book Review: Clanlands by Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish

December 14th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Clanlands by Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish is because I’m an Outlander fan. There, I’ve said it. And I’m not going to start some controversy on which book/season/character is my favourite. And truly, when this book was announced, I thought about it for a good while. I’m not fan enough to pay […]

Book Review: Cooking for Cannibals by Rich Leder

December 11th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Cooking for Cannibals by Rich Leder comes courtesy of a Blog Tour organised by Damppebbles. I received a copy of the ebook ARC proof. Cooking for Cannibals is published by Laugh Riot Press on 14 Jan 2021.   Blurb: Fountain of youth? More like murderous medication! Carrie Kromer pushes the boundaries of […]

Book Review: Rachel to the Rescue by Elinor Lipman

November 24th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Lightning Books sent me a free copy of Rachel to the Rescue by Elinor Lipman to review (thanks Scott!). Rachel to the Rescue was published on 16 October 2020.   Blurb: Rachel Klein is sacked from her job at the White House after she sends an email criticising Donald Trump. As she is escorted off […]

How should I format my manuscript for an editor?

November 19th, 2020 by Jane Turner

I get asked this A LOT – “How should I format my manuscript for an editor?” I touched on this in my What happens during an edit post, but I thought I’d go into more detail.   First though – Word, not Google Docs. Word is the standard. If you send me your manuscript in […]

Book Review: Second Chances by P.D. Cacek

November 14th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Second Chances by P.D. Cacek is part of a Blog Tour organised by Random Things. I received a free copy of the paperback. Second Chances is published by Flame Tree Press in November 2020.   Blurb: The sequel to Second Lives, praised by Publishers Weekly as “a rewarding exploration of the emotions […]

Resource for historical writers: The Historical Thesaurus of English

November 5th, 2020 by Jane Turner

How did I come across this resource for historical writers? This week I’ve been attending the annual conference for the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (of which I’m a member). It was an amazing online event, with people from all over the world participating, and my brain is buzzing from all the ideas I’ve […]

Book Review: Coyote Fork by James Wilson

November 4th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Coyote Fork by James Wilson comes as part of a Blog Tour by Random Things. I received a free copy of the paperback. Coyote Fork was published on 1 September 2020 by Slant Books.   Blurb: British journalist Robert Lovelace travels to California to report on the social media giant Global Village. […]

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