Bookshop Bistro

Linda hated Christmas, or rather the long run up to Christmas. It was busier but easier when the children were still at school; they knew exactly who would be there for Christmas every...

Chissick Chat

Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and Riley J. Froud Welcome to part ten of the Chissick Chat Blog, and a special hello to a friend of mine, Riley J. Froud, a...

Just before Christmas, I took part in an author event run by a friend of mine. Whilst the games that we played were enjoyable, and the two authors involved (Rose English...

By Syldinada How, the scientist-pilot wondered, knowing what they knew of the universe, how could they affect it? Studying the map, they had realised they found themselves in its very heart....

Chissick Chat

Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and Maureen Turner A big hello to Maureen Turner, fellow British author from Gloucestershire, a massive supporter of the Chissick Chat blog, who writes full time....

By Lynn Willoughby The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King This is a book of short stories by one of my favourite authors.  What is especially interesting is the preface...

Meet Jack: Jack’s a reindeer. Like all reindeer, Jack has one goal in life: to be famous. When he was just a little calf, he dreamt of becoming like his old...

Chissick Chat

Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and D.M. Miller Welcome to the Chissick Chat Blog, part eight, with fellow author and good friend, D.M. Miller, an American author who manages to...

Let me just say, in prefacing this review, that this particular book is so, so, far out of my reading comfort zone, that the three stars I allocated ut indicates a...

“Thing is, with our dreams, our goals, our aspirations, they are such a big deal to us, that we tend to assume it is a big deal to attain them. When...

Chissick Chat

Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and Maggie Shayne Huge hello to Maggie Shayne, USA Today bestselling author of over 60 novels, welcome to my blog. Please, can you introduce yourself...

By Lynn Willoughby [break] Dog Run Moon: Stories ~ Callan Wink [break] This new author has been compared to Annie Proulx – one of my personal favourites. So when his book...