Monthly Archives: May 2020

My Latest Book – Launch Date Coming Soon…

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
Next week I’ll be announcing the launch date for my latest book, Publication Guaranteed (well, almost!). Here’s an extract from the beginning of the chapter on writing competitions: Is it a dream of yours to win…

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Let There Be Light – Phase One

After nine years of campaigning, work has finally started on the streetlighting and pathway outside our house. The campaign was run on the grounds of the safety of pedestrians, including single parents, who are forced to walk up the middle … Continue reading

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Book Review: Drowning With Others by Linda Keir

Drowning With Others by Linda Keir My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is an onion of mystery and intrigue. Initially, it looks fairly simple and perfectly formed but as each layer is peeled back, more defects and flaws … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths My rating: 4 of 5 stars The ideas behind this story are great. The crimes in the book are closely tied to a ghost story which was written by an author who lived in … Continue reading

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Stay Alert?

Whilst I understood the clear government instruction to “STAY AT HOME,” and agree with its sense, I am struggling to understand the new message, “STAY ALERT.” How does that “CONTROL THE VIRUS” and “SAVE LIVES”? My understanding of staying alert … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s Wild Creatures~

Dolerite Columns rise up to 980 feet from the sea in Cape Raoul Tasmania. Dolphins fish, and fly, off the eastern coast. Echidna encountered on the trail. Echidnas, like platypus, are the world’s only egg laying mammals or monotremes. He…

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Thrilling Delivery Day

Today was a fantastic day and easily my best day, so far, as an Ocado delivery driver. It started as I turned up to work shortly after six o’clock with a [sanitised] pack of my three published paperbacks for a … Continue reading

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Garden of Reflection

My good friend and fellow Sapper, John Buckley, has set himself a tough challenge to raise funds to create a garden of peaceful space in Swinton Barracks, Tidworth, the home of 22 and 26 Engineer Regiments. By the end of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Boy Between Worlds by Annejet van der Zijl

The Boy Between Worlds by Annejet van der Zijl My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first third of this book is about the background and is almost a history lesson. The pace is extremely slow and somewhat boring. Once … Continue reading

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Fishing for Jobs

Originally posted on Write to Inspire:
My job search reminds me of days when I went fishing on the banks of the River Tay at the North Inch in Perth. I used to go out before dawn and spend all…

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