Meet n Greet!

Great Idea from DreamBigs site, a nice way to discover wonderful new talent and meeting people.

I still feel I am new to the world of writing, blogging and reviewing. But I have found many like-minded writers and look forward to discovering more.

Feel free to drop by and say hello too. 🙂

Dream Big, Dream Often

By the time you read this I will have been on the road for several hours!!  We have talked recently about the importance of networking and meeting new people, so here’s your chance.  Feel free to leave a link to your blog post or page and a little info about yourself in the comments and then reblog!  Great way to network.

For those of my readers that are not bloggers take a few moments and scan the links in the comments as there are so many talented writers on WordPress.  One of my favorite things about WP is it serves as a social platform allowing me to discover so many talented individuals!


I have never done this before, but figured what better way to spend a Sunday than helping others expand their readership??!!  After all, I met so many of you through a similar meet n greet on OM’s page…

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AB’s Awesomeness Award – Thank you all

What an amazing thing to do from an amazing blogger that I am pleased to read regularly! Thank you AB for the kind mention.

My favourite post? I like a few but I still find this one inspirational –

Thanks Again
KL 🙂

Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

This is dedicated to all of you my diehard readers/serial likers/skimmers/supports and general passerby bloggers. Thank you so much, you have been given AB’s Awesomeness Award, You are amazing, you deserve lot more in life and it will be yours, keep trying.

I don’t want to embarrass you all by names, but you know who you are. I also nominate you for all the wonderful awards I have got so far, you all deserve this.

No rules, a simple request, if you like this concept then reblog this (only if you do this normally) otherwise just sit pretty and enjoy Sunday and every other day of your life and please laugh a little everyday, it helps prolonging your wonderful life 🙂

I thank you all again for just making my life amazing. Stay blessed and keep smiling.

Since last time here is the update for those wonderful supporters, I have…

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Two Competitions From Erewash Writers

Calling All Writers!! Up-coming Short Story Competitions.

Sally Jenkins

Debbie from Erewash Writers has been in touch with information about their latest short story competitions:

The first one is FREE to enter. It has a theme of ‘Summer Loving’  and there is a maximum of 1,200 words in which to tell the story. The closing date is 27th August 2015 and the judge is Andrew Campbell-Kearsey, author of more than 100 published short stories. The winner will receive Andrew’s book ‘Centurionman‘, one free entry to the Erewash Open Short Story Competition 2016 plus online publication of the story on their website and Facebook page. Full competition details can be found here.

The second competition is the Erewash Open Short Story Competition, closing September 24th 2015. Entry fees are a reasonable £3 per entry or £2.50 if entering two or more stories. The competition has an open theme and 2,000 words limit.  The judge is Simon Whaley. There are…

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Know Your History – 12th May – Leslie Charteris born

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On this day… 12th May, 1907 – Leslie Charteris born

Leslie Charteris (12 May 1907 – 15 April 1993), born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, was a British-American author of adventure fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of Simon Templar, alias “The Saint.”

On Writing

In 1929, he wrote MEET THE TIGER, the first Saint book.

MEET THE TIGER sold very well, and soon the follow-up adventures of Simon Templar were making Charteris famous and rich. Leslie Charteris quoteHis style of telling a story was very breezy, fast-paced and exciting, and the Saint has always held the fascination of readers. The character has appeared in movies in the 30s & 40s, on radio, in comic strips and on television. A new generation was introduced to an updated version of the Saint n the movie starring Val Kilmer.

In the 1940s, Charteris, besides continuing to write The Saint stories, scripted the Sherlock Holmes radio series featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

Did You Know?..

Charteris’s father claimed to be able to trace his lineage back to the emperors of the Shang Dynasty.