25 February 2013



by Molly Greene

Are you a blogger, or thinking of setting up a blog?  If so, have you found yourself asking some, or all of these question?
  • How and where should I set up a blog?
  • What topics will I write about?
  • How will I find time to manage this added responsibility?
  • Where will I find readers who will want to read my posts?
  • Will this blog do anything to help promote and sell my book?
  • How could this venture possibly build my reputation as a writer?
If that's the case, Molly Greene's new release will answer those questions for you.

Brimming with information, BLOG IT! is an interesting and helpful guide.  There's something here for everyone.

16 February 2013


Following on from my previous post of interesting and helpful web links I have a few more here:-

It's a great site for both readers and writers.  Readers can keep track of their books as well as find books to read in their genre(s) of interest and join forums.  Writers can join as Goodreads Authors, display their book(s), conduct giveaways, join forums and meet with their readers and other writers.

KINDLE MO JO   I found this site the other day but haven't used it as yet.  It looks worth investigating if you're an Indie Writers who want a place to advertise your book(s).

STATCOUNTER is a free web tracker for those with a website and/or blog.  It gives information on your visitors, the countries they are from, keywords used to find your site(s) and your most popular posts - enabling you to know whether you are on track with your readers.

BECK VALLEY BOOKS has giveaways, book reviews and news for readers.  Blog hops and places to enter your web site address for writers.


12 February 2013


by Ann Granger

I came across this book by chance and I’m so glad that I did because I love cozy mysteries.  And that is just what this book, by Sarah Granger, is.  A Victorian murder mystery, set in London in the last part of the 19th Century.  It’s part of a new series with Detective Inspector Ben Ross as its main character along with his wife Lizzie Ross and their maid Bessie.  With all the hallmarks of Victorian times, it will sweep you into the past complete with hansom cabs, country houses, not to mention London’s fog hanging over the river Thames, and steam trains at Waterloo Station.
As Inspector Ben Ross of Scotland Yard makes his way home across Waterloo Bridge, one damp foggy night, he is all too aware that ‘the River Wraith’ who has been terrorising young women on such nights, might strike again.  And it happened.  By the time the fog has lifted, Allegra Benedict, the young Italian wife of an art dealer has been strangled in Green Park.  The reason for her death takes not only Inspector Ross on a journey of discovery, but his wife Lizzie and their maid, Bessie, as well.
A most enjoyable read if you like cozy mysteries.

4 February 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award

I woke this morning to find that The Perfect Plot  has been awarded a Versatile Blogger Award.  I think it's the first award I've ever received in my life so, you can imagine, I'm more than pleased.  The person who was kind enough to award this is Jackie Buxton.  Jackie is an author and blogger with a particularly appealing writing style. You can see Jackie's blog at Agenthood and Submissionville http://jackiebuxton.blogspot.com

These are the rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:
  • Display the award certificate on your website
  • Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers (Versatile Blogger)
  • Drop them a comment to tip them off after you've linked them in the post
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself    

Now to think of seven things about myself that are the slightest bit interesting. Mmm.  I will understand if you nod off while reading this part of my post!
  • I’m forever taking photographs even though I’m a ghastly photographer.  But there’s always hope I’ll improve.

  • I'm the world’s worst sailor but have, on occasion, found myself on several ocean voyages, on a sailing ship that took me, in choppy seas, beyond the Heads of Sydney Harbour, on a ship in Milford Sound in New Zealand, and on a speed boat off Brunie Island in Tasmania, heading into the Southern Ocean.  Never marry a man who loves the sea!

  • My sister did our family genealogy and found our 21st great-grandfather is Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.  And on the right side of the blanket, I might add!

  • I love a glass of chilled white wine at the end of my day, preferably Sauvignon blanc.

Are you still awake?

  • I went to the Sydney Opera House where I lost an ear ring.  After having a jeweller make a replacement, I wore the same set of ear rings again (to the Opera Hous).  Would you believe I came out with just one ear ring a second time?  What's with that place?

  • I always fancied making my own pots so I decided to take a pottery class.  I never realised that I’d hate getting my hands muddy.  I left after the first lesson!

  • I always have my nose in a book.

And now for my enjoyable task of awarding 15 bloggers who, I think, are particularly deserving of this award.


I didn't quite get to 15 but please do take a peek at these blogs.

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