Thursday, 7 July 2011

High Days & Holidays...


Hi everyone, I’m finally catching up with you all after what has been a very busy week.

In my day job, as a legal secretary, I’ve been providing holiday cover and working extra hours. In my virtual job, as an associated author and editor at loveahappyending.com, I’ve done my first Review Chair interview which you can read by clicking the links on my The Review Chair tab opposite.

Last week I was giving away SIX copies of Bagpipes & Bullshot to celebrate the launch of the loveahappyending.com website, which took so many hits in its first few hours that founder and Editor-in-Chief, Linn Halton, actually thought the site might crash!

These are the six winners of an e-copy of Bagpipes & Bullshot whose names have now been forwarded to loveahappyending.com who will send out your Smashwords coupons. Thank you to everyone who entered!

The winners are : Margaret James. Susan Jones. Jessica Thompson. Jeryl Marcus. Dorothy Bush. Dina King.

Also this week, I was delighted and excited to receive THREE separate five star reviews for Bagpipes & Bullshot on Amazon.Com, Amazon.Uk and Goodreads. Thank you to my readers!

Over the next seven days I’m on a writers retreat - but actually staying at home in the cottage - as the kids are away and I have put aside some time to work on my next book.

Next Friday here on the blog, I’ll be chatting to Edinburgh author Christine Richard about her life, her writing, and her new e-book.

Happy reading and writing everyone!

Love, Janice x

11 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It's been a busy time hasn't it, Janice. I'm glad you've mentioned your winners, I wasn't sure I was able to do that.

For all those who have won, you will really enjoy Bagpipes and Bullshot -it's a fabulous read.

CJ xx

Janice Horton said...

Hi Kathryn - yes, it's been a bit hectic lately - but in a good way. Thanks for your kind words about Bagpipes & Bullshot.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Have a wonderful, productive week, Janice - you deserve it!

Janice Horton said...

Thank you Rosemary - I'm looking forward to getting back to the writing. I'm going to keep my own hours and write and write and write. Bliss...

Linn said...

You enjoy some 'writerly' time - you deserve it! What a wonderful job you are doing as Editor of The Review Chair at loveahappyending.com and love your Author Page! Bagpipes and Bullshot is fun and fabulous - everyone should buy it now....

Sarah Pearson said...

Enjoy your 'writer's retreat' but make sure you use the time to write and not clean the kitchen floor or something :)

Janice Horton said...

Thank you for the advice, Sarah. I cleaned the house and caught up with my paperwork a few days ago that there would be NO displacement activites.
Replying to your kind comment, by the way, does not count as a DA!

James Horton said...

Hey Mama!

Awesome to hear you're finally getting some time to write! Clearly our time in the sun isn't in vain.

Love you so and glad the site is doing well,

James.

P.S, the radio station here has literally been playing Duran Duran's greatest hits for 20 minutes now.

Janice Horton said...

Hi James! Sounds like you and your brothers are having a great time out there in sunny Tenerife. Well, this week, the sun is shining here in Scotland too - and I am having a wonderful time writing. Not sure I ever liked Duran Duran in the 1980's - I'm more of a Meatloaf Mummy! xxx love and kisses to you and Ben & Iain xxx

myraduffy said...

I'm amazed how much you fit in to your life,Janice!

Janice Horton said...

Hi Myra - well, you and Mr JT too. I don't think my dear husband has seen me without a laptop in front of my face for weeks!