How To Write A Scary Ghost Story

Rena George Poldark, Seasonal 4 Comments

Ghosts, ghouls and scary monsters that roam about in the night! It’s that time of year again when witches and warlocks engage in wicked practices, and the souls of the dead are set free to wander. Eeeeek! Have I scared you? For us writers it’s the time we all wish we had written that ghost story six months ago,  and were now reaping the rewards of our efforts in the pages of some glossy magazine. Never mind, there’s always next …

Happy Christmas !!

Rena George Seasonal 4 Comments

Just stopping by to wish everyone who reads this blog, and everyone who doesn’t … A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS! This is a picture of my little kitchen tree. And this is a picture of the tiny ‘tree’ in our front porch. Our main tree, which has grown too big this year to bring into the house, is still out in the garden. We’re having to think about that. Meanwhile, help yourself to a glass of this lovely bubbly, and one …

Chocoholics Gather Round!

Rena George Book Promotion, Cornwall, Seasonal, The Loveday Mysteries 4 Comments

It’s official. Chocolate is good for you!   And in the run up to Christmas when the supermarket shelves are glistening with festive tins, boxes, bars and bags of the lovely stuff, you might also want to know that eating chocolate could also stop you getting fat. I know! How good is that? According to scientists from a Columbian university medical centre, tests on laboratory mice revealed that one particular type of antioxidant in cocoa prevented them from gaining excess …

Summer’s Gone – Roll On Winter

Rena George Seasonal 6 Comments

Am I the only one looking forward to winter? I just love the season. The pleasure for me starts when the leaves turn to russet and that first stormy day whips them from the trees and sends them flying. The fact that they all seem to come flying into our garden and cause us a week of work just brushing them up is only a small penance to pay. We live in a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Coast, and …

Happy Halloween – And a Few Giveaways

Rena George Book Promotion, Seasonal 9 Comments

Ghosts, ghouls, witches on their broomsticks – and supermarkets once again making a killing on the millions of bright orange pumpkins we all buy. It’s Halloween!! According to my research, Halloween originated in the early Middle Ages as a Catholic vigil observed on the eve of All Saints Day, November 1. Some people believe it could link back to an even earlier pagan festival of ancient Ireland known as Samhain, marking the end of summer and onset of winter. It …