Author: PaulineMRoss

Authors Answer 19: How did you get into writing and what made you select your genre of choice?

I didn’t exactly ‘get into’ writing. For me it was never something I just took up, in the way one might decide to take up golf or macrame or yoga. I’ve always been ‘in’ writing. At school, I loved those free-for-all creative writing exercises. Not the ‘what I did on my holidays’ dullathons, but the […]

Posted January 14, 2017 by PaulineMRoss in AuthorsAnswer, Writing musings / 0 Comments


2016 review: Part 1: Publishing

Inspired by Chris Fox’s discussion of his 2016 self-publishing financials {link below}, I thought it would be interesting to have a look at mine, which are on a much smaller scale but perhaps more typical of small-time self-pubbers. I’ve never had a wildly successful book, but they chug along bringing in income every day. To […]

Posted January 4, 2017 by PaulineMRoss in Publishing/marketing / 0 Comments

End of year Brightmoon quiz

End of year Brightmoon quiz

It’s that time of year again, when the newspapers are full of quizzes and best-of articles and giant crosswords to while away the empty hours until we can all go back to work again. Or something. Anyway, here’s my contribution to the mountain of such trivia – a quiz set in the Brightmoon world. How […]

Posted December 31, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Brightmoon world / 0 Comments



Review: ‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Toibin

Review: ‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Toibin

An interesting story historically, perhaps, but in many ways it fell short for me. Eilis is a young woman in a small town in post-war Ireland, a place with few prospects. Her brothers have gone to England to find work, and her glamorous older sister, Rose, has a job and a social life and a […]

Posted December 17, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments

Authors Answer #18:  Have you ever wanted to rewrite the ending of another author’s published book? How would you change it?

Authors Answer #18: Have you ever wanted to rewrite the ending of another author’s published book? How would you change it?

Wow, long time since I did one of these! The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant There are very few books that get me so mad that I want to throw them across the room, but this is one of them. The author wrote a perfect historical romance, well-written, well-researched, the era brilliantly conveyed and […]

Posted December 2, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in AuthorsAnswer / 0 Comments

Mystery review: ‘Web Of Fear’ by Mike Omer

Mystery review: ‘Web Of Fear’ by Mike Omer

The third outing with Omer’s gloriously quirky cops in the Glenmore Park Police Department. This time the spotlight is firmly on Hannah, who’s a bit of a mess in lots of ways, but grimly determined to prove her worth to the department. Naturally, almost everything that can go wrong does. Poor Hannah! This story was […]

Posted November 25, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments