Indie Scribe Magazine Editor TS Gwilliam – around the Cauldron!

Indie Scribe Magazine Editor TS Gwilliam – around the Cauldron!.

Thank you to Mark for this fun interview! The Wizard’s Cauldron is worth a visit…check out his other interviews…this is such a great site!


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Indie Scribe Magazine October 2013 Issue

I am pleased to say that the October issue has been published.  It would be great if you could check it out! and if you like it, that would be even better!

Have a good week all!

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Indie Scribe Magazine September Issue.

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Hi Everyone,

I’m really pleased to say that the September Issue of Indie has now been published.

With Poet: Paul Chapman. Featured Author; David Rory O’Neill.  Blogging with….Michael Lai and lots more. It’s a great read.

You are invited to visit Indie’s Facebook page to introduce yourself or to make comments which are welcome if you wish to do so or, you can email me at:

Hope to see you there and

Happy Blogging!



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Exciting Day!

A serious blog today.

This is an exciting day for me, I have just published the first issue of Indie Scribe Magazine which can be found on Facebook, a periodical for all Independent Writers: authors, poets and bloggers.

If you have the time to check it out, that would be great! The more the merrier and if you would like to contribute a review of an Indie’s work or a piece of flash fiction, poetry or anything along those lines, I will be pleased to hear from you at:

This is the link, hope to see you there.

Have a good week.

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Plasters and Vinyl Machines.




  This is the impressive statue of the

Duke of Wellington in Piccadilly Gardens,



                                                              and this is an additional feature

                                                               that made me giggle when

                                                          I saw it.

and to move on to Vinyl Machines, I was recently having a chat with my youngest daughter who will be twenty one next month. She was telling me how her boyfriends brother was buying L.P’s (those over twenty one will know what I am talking about.) and managed to flabbergast me when she said

“The problem is he doesn’t have a Vinyl Machine!”

It took a few moments for it to sink in that she meant  a ‘Record Player’. Oh dear I feel old!

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I have been into Manchester City Centre recently and whilst waiting hubby to finish business I decided to take some snapshots. These mosaics are a hidden gem in the Northern quarter, all along one side of the building that houses Afflecks Palace.


































This is Mosaic Three, I love the way it is framed in the archway (the road sign is additional art).


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The Versatile Blogger Award

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I would like to thank Jo Robinson  for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. Jo’s versatility is brilliantly shown in her Blogs. From Author Interviews, ‘A Story A Day’  (Beyond the Blue Horizon has a good ending) to ‘Wrong Ones Have Rights’ and ‘Chinua Achebe’ Jo’s writing encompasses many aspects of life and she manages to have a warmth to her blogs that make them both enjoyable and enlightening.

Rules of The Verstile Blogger Award, should you choose to accept it. You don’t have to if you don’t want to:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State seven things about yourself.
4. Nominate fifteen bloggers for this award.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so they get notified by pingback.

Seven Things about roseshadows.

  1. I love buying books on any subject if it looks interesting to me, especially old books. I volunteer for a couple of hours at a Charity Shop and for a long time I wasn’t allowed to ‘sort’ the books because I wouldn’t throw (recycle) many away. I always thought ‘someone would like to read this!’

  2. I can’t drink as much alcohol as I used to be able to do..not because I’m a drinker..but because I have to make more visits to the ‘Ladies Room’

  3. Walking along the River Mersey is one of my favourite pastimes, not only do I enjoy the beauty but it gives me time to reflect and clear my mind.

  4. This might be hard to describe but I hate plastic bottles (i.e: 1 litre Pepsi. Other brands are available.) when they are half full; the air is squeezed out and they are not smooth and straight. When I have been out, I have had to retrain myself when I see that people have done this to their bottles. Why this makes me cringe I don’t know and I have no idea where it comes from. My family think that this is funny and sometimes do it deliberately.

  5. I still can’t believe that Data died in ‘ Star Trek: Nemesis’.

  6. My favourite meal is sausage with onions, mash, sweetcorn and peas with gravy.

  7. Having an Allotment and being able to grow our own vegetables is one of the most rewarding aspects of my life. Sowing the seeds, watching the plants develop and then eating the produce is not only enjoyable, it also gives a perspective of time and life. Being dependent on nature and the elements, although in a small way, has given me an appreciation of the food that we harvest. It is not instant and requires patience. I have however, tried for the last three years to grow Brussel Sprouts with no success. I have now given up and will have to go to Farmfoods.

My Fifteen Nominees, in no particular order are all wonderful bloggers (so too are all the other blogs I follow):

Simple Pleasures

Andy Szpuk

David Rory O’Neill

Ashley Jillian

A Sweeter Thing

The New (Cooking) Adventures of Ole’ Bill

Watch out, world

Russel Ray Photos and Zoey the Coolest Cat.

The Hungry Artist


Meeka’s Mind


Cristian Mihai

David Gaughran

Bucket List Publications

Have a good holiday weekend everyone.

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Ghost Hunt.

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Last Saturday night hubby (a huge Most Haunted and Ghost Adventures fan) and myself had the most fun we’ve had for ages. Starting at nine o’clock at night until three in the morning, we made our way with forty plus other people around Bolling Hall, Bradford in the dark with torches. Guided by mediums and psychic detectives we stood in the dark for vigils, did glass on the table stuff and waited for the ghosts to appear. Hubby heard a baby cry in the Green Room and although this was the only experience we had, others were feeling presences around them and their hair being touched.

Being townies, we never (unless there’s a power cut) truly live in the dark and when the lights went out in the house. It was total darkness. You couldn’t see your hand in front of your face!

We were allowed for a short time to wander around by ourselves, which we did and started to take photos. Until the flash went off you didn’t know what you were taking a picture of and I’m afraid we got a bit carried away….


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If you fancy a night out that’s different why not give it a try or maybe you already have? I will definitely do it again.

As I am becoming a photographic junkie, here are some pictures that I took on the way.Bradfrod City Centre


View from the coach

View from the coach

View from the coach

We were moving!

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Lizard Attack

This is scary, what a brave woman you are Jo!
Here in the UK my youngest has just got a crested gecko that is about five inches long and my other daughter has a snake….all I know is that it is red!!! She covers it up when I visit.

Jo Robinson

I’m very anti killing any sort of creature. Sometimes though, if they pose a mortal threat to humans around here or any of my feathered and furred horde, I do assist them off this mortal coil. Like the one and a half metre mamba in my office that I nearly stood on last year. Can’t have snakes that can have you dead in a couple of hours in or around the house.

A huge monitor lizard has been popping up around and about lately scaring the crap out of everyone. I was hoping that he’d just go away. No such luck though. I chased him out of the palm tree the other day, where he was ripping open weaver nests and eating the baby birds. Actually I threw a candle holder at him from the window I spotted him from, not being keen to go near the nasty looking bugger…

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The Next Big Thing.

Hi everyone,

The Next Big Thing? It’s  Blop Hop for authors to share their latest work. Each writer answers the same ten questions about their latest piece of work.

I would like to thank Kate Thompson for inviting me to join the Hop. It’s a really good way to find out about other writers, their work and what they’re up to. Here are links to previous hoppers for you to enjoy.

Kate Thompson  

Patrick Jones

So, here we go folks:

A work in progress.

1.     What is the working title of your next book?

My current title is called ‘The Singing Fish’

2.     Where did the idea come from for the book?

I tend to have stories or ideas that float around in my head and this one has been there for quite a while. The two main characters: Isaiah and Daniel have known each other since childhood  but now as adults their situations are completely different. The appearance of the soulful Singing Fish in the night sky affects both their lives and brings them together again. Their experiences change not only their individual lives but that of the society that they live in.That’s the plan…it could change.

3.     What genre does your book fall under?

I would call it realist/science fiction/ fantasy. If such a genre exists.

4.     What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

That’s a difficult question at the moment, as I can’t quite see it as a film. That may sound odd but it has to do with the ending.

5.     What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Life is not always as it appears to be.

6.     Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?


7.     How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

I don’t write first drafts as such. I know who my main characters are, have a rough outline of their story or journey in my mind and I know the ending. So when I write, in part it is a journey for me as well. Mostly I tend to edit as I go along because as the story develops I find that sometimes characters or situations need an explanation.

8.     What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

As you can tell above, I’m not quite clear on my genre but, I would hope for Terry Pratchett.

9.     Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The title. In front of me in my office I have a poster of Joan Miro’s ‘ The Singing Fish’ I still love the picture and have spent many an hour just looking at it, during which time the idea brewed slowly in my head. I like to try and explore and understand the world that I live in through my writing.

10.  What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?

There will be a twist at the end of the tale that you won’t see is coming. How is that for a challenge and a good reason to buy the book when it is published? and actually quite daring of me to say!

         I believe my answers may be short and quick but I hope that they are in some way interesting, so now dear reader, the pages are open and the words are waiting to be written.

Peace and love,

Next in line to share the fun and welcome to:

World Enough and TimeMorgen Rich.

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