What is there more enticing for any book lover than to find a combination of books and coffee (or cocktails)? I often see images of bookshop cafés, and I idly begin to dream about finding a corner (and some time) to while away a few hours reading with a mug, or a glass of something, in … Continue reading Space to Read and Relax: Bookshop Cafés and Bars Around the World…
I have been invited by author Rebecca Bradley to answer some questions about my current writing as part of a writing process blog tour. You can read her answers on her blog. So here are my responses to the following questions: What are you currently working on? I am working on the ending of my second novel. … Continue reading Writing Process Blog Tour
The scent of cinnamon and spices fills the air, people mill around the stalls clutching their mugs of punch and crepes or baked potatoes. Hats cover glistening faces and the atmosphere is seasonal and filled with anticipation. Lights catch the spinning decorations and fir trees line the entrances. The Christmas markets in Vienna began as early … Continue reading Christmas Markets, Vienna: A Feast For The Senses.
I met Sylvia recently and fortuitously through twitter via a mutual connection. I was grateful to hear of another writer in Vienna and we have met on several occasions since, including at a reading of her newest short story collection at Shakespeare and Co. in the city. She is an inspiring and enthusiastic writer who … Continue reading Unbraiding the Short Story: An Interview with Author and Conference Co-Director, Dr Sylvia Petter