Friday, 8 March 2013

Books, books and ebooks!


This has been a busy week – a wonderful week – a week full of books and talking about books. On Tuesday night I was chatting via Skype on Blog Talk Radio with Inspirational Storyteller host Nancy Wait in New York. The subject was ‘inspiration’ and the special guest on the show was Linn B Halton, my lovely friend, fellow author, and the inspirational founder of Loveahappyending.com. Linn has written a fabulous blog about the programme here and there are links to the show.
 
Inspirational Storytellers on Blog Talk Radio
 
Also this week, it’s Read an Ebook Week! Check it out on the website. You may or may not know that my books are exclusive to Amazon to download and read on the Amazon Kindle Ereader. If you are an Amazon Select customer my books can be downloaded for free. If you don’t have an ereader and would like to read my books, then don’t despair, because you can download a FREE Kindle App from Amazon for your PC, Mac, Tablet, Android Phone and other mobile device. Just click here to pop over to Amazon and find out more about their range of free Apps.

Did you know that yesterday, March 7th, was World Book Day? Billed as the Biggest Book Show On Earth, the website is a fabulous resource. If you are a teacher, parent, bookseller, librarian or journalist – let’s celebrate books and help kids to read and enjoy books in all formats!

Also this week, I’d like to thank my writer buddy and fellow Romantic Novelist, Jude Roust. She surprised and delighted me by posting my debut TV appearance of three years ago to her blog 'Mad About Romance'. This short ITV news feature came about after I’d had a piece on research published in a writer’s magazine. At the time, I was researching my ‘disgruntled celebrity chef’ novel Reaching for the Stars, which caught the attention of a TV Producer. It just goes to show how one thing can lead to another! You can see the short film on Jude’s blog here.

This has also been my birthday week – so thank you for all the lovely messages on Facebook and Twitter and for your emails – I have enjoyed and appreciated every one!
 
 

Thank you to my lovely friend Jeannette for making me this birthday cake!
See you next Friday - Haste ye’ Back!

19 comments:

Nicky Wells said...

Wow, what a big week you've had, Janice! Congrats on all you've achieved and now it's surely time to put up your feet and rest! x

Janice Horton said...

Putting my feet up sounds like a good and rather nice idea, Nicky, so thank you for suggesting it. I can't see it happening though, lol!

Janice xx

Sheryl said...

But you can't eat all that beautiful cake standing up! Actually, you really can't eat all that cake, Janice. Soooo, um, I quite like cake. ;) Well done, sweetie. Fabulous achievements! :) xx

Janice Horton said...

Just cutting you a nice big slice now Sheryl....

Janice xx

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Janice .. Happy Birthday - and that cake looks delicious .. if there's any left could you send it to Eastbourne please!!

Excellent news your books are on Kindle ... I MUST this weekend get my Kindle sorted out!

And I must read more ...

Congratulations have a lovely week ... enjoy that cake and the treats that come with birthdays ... cheers Hilary

Sue Fortin said...

Many happy returns Janice - the cake looks delicious. x

Melanie said...

I'm not a big sweet eater but that cake looks s-o-o-o-o good.

Congratulations on your amazing week!

Janice Horton said...

Cheers Hilary and thank you for your lovely comment. I have enjoyed my birthday and the cake is almost finished - just once slice left....

Janic ex

Janice Horton said...

Thank you Sue and Melanie - I can't help but to enjoy another year on the 'clock'!

Janice xx

Linn B Halton said...

I'll be 'hasting back' for sure! Always something new and refreshing on your blog Janice. So enjoyed the radio show and your wonderful accent is mesmerising! It was great to hear about your feature editor role too, producing Loveahappyending's Bookshelf Reviews and, of course, talking about that 'flavour' of Scotland you bring to your novels! But last, and not least, hope you had one AMAZING birthday lovely lady! Lxx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

What a wonderful time you've been having, Janice. Glad you enjoyed your birthday - amazing cake!

Janice Horton said...

Thank you Linn - what a lovely comment. I've done a few radio shows before but have to say that sitting at home and chatting via Skype was much easier and less nerve wracking than being in a studio. You, of course, being so relaxed and chatty helped me too. Let's hope we get more offers in the future - or we might have toconsider setting up our own 'on air' double act!

Janice xx

Janice Horton said...

Thank you Rosemary. I must report that the cake has now disappeared!

Janice xx

Henry Jordan said...

What a grate time you've been having, Janice. Glad you enjoyed your birthday celebration - amazing cake!

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Carol Hedges said...

Cake!!!!! Happy Birthday!! And I LOVE the tartan background!

Matt Walker said...

Happy Birthday. It was mine on Monday.

Janice Horton said...

Thanks for popping over Carol and I'm thrilled you love the tartan!

Thank you Matt - a fellow Piscean - and Happy Birthday to you for last Monday. Hope it was a good one!

Janice xx

Henry Jordan said...

I prefer reading text books to Ebooks because Ebooks are difficult to read and they give pressure to the eyes. To read an Ebook, you have to look constantly on the computer screen which emits harmful rays. Anyways, nice article Janice!

Regards,
Henry Jordan
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