Category: Random


Gift ideas

Gift ideas

Posted December 1, 2017 by Elise in Blackwood, Random / 6 Comments

Wearable words from Litographs Litographs sell clothing and scarves printed with words from over 200 classic books. Would you like to wear words from The Great Gatsby or Sherlock Holmes? Some garments incorporate pictures too. If you’re a writer, you can even upload your own story and have it made into a scarf or a […]

Alternatives to Kindle Unlimited

Alternatives to Kindle Unlimited

Posted November 13, 2017 by Elise in Random / 5 Comments

It’s hard to miss the fact that Amazon is trying to take over the world, and one of its weapons is the Kindle Unlimited program. Pay $9.99 per month and read as many books as you like! Great, huh? Well, not always, for readers or authors. Amazon demands exclusivity, you see. If an author wants […]

My top 5 podcasts

My top 5 podcasts

Posted October 31, 2017 by Elise in Random / 6 Comments

My name is Elise, and I’m a secret podcast addict. I listen most mornings while I clean up after His Royal Horseness, Trev, and also while I walk the dog. And at home, when I should be writing. My biggest vice is true crime, and podcasts serve up bitesize chunks to feed my habit. Here […]

Choose Your Own Book Challenge

Choose Your Own Book Challenge

Posted March 7, 2017 by Elise in Random / 0 Comments

Welcome to the Choose Your Own Book Challenge! First: Choose which challenge you want to do! You can choose the FREE in KU (1) option or underneath that there is a challenge for books that are available on more retailers than just Amazon. Second: Choose a book under the heading of your challenge and then […]

A journey underwater

A journey underwater

Posted November 30, 2016 by Elise in Random / 5 Comments

I recently spent a couple of weeks in Egypt, staying in the small town of Dahab, which is one of my favourite places in the world (as well as serving as the inspiration behind Fidda Hilal in my novel, Trouble in Paradise). A lot of that time was spent diving in the Gulf of Aqaba, […]

Finding peace in Egypt

Finding peace in Egypt

Posted November 11, 2016 by Elise in Random / 0 Comments

With all the negativity in the world these past few weeks, I’ve been privileged to spend some more time in Dahab. You’ve probably never heard of this small Egyptian town halfway up the Sinai peninsula, but if you want an example of how multiculturalism can thrive, it’s the perfect place. There’s little money here, but […]

Tina Holland’s AuThursday

Tina Holland’s AuThursday

Posted August 25, 2016 by Elise in Random / 0 Comments

If you’d like to find out a little more about me, I recently did an interview with Tina Holland on her AuThursday Blog here. Tina is a fellow member of the Romance Writers of America, and a multi-published author. You can find more details of her books on her website: www.tinaholland.com

Where I Write

Posted February 7, 2016 by Elise in Random / 0 Comments

Inspiration can strike in odd places. As another idea popped into my head while I was riding my horse yesterday, I thought about some of the strange places I’ve written. Here are my top 5: 1. At a motor racing circuit. I volunteer as a race marshal in my spare time, and an idea came […]

My 2016 Reading Challenge

My 2016 Reading Challenge

Posted January 2, 2016 by Elise in Random / 8 Comments

While busy working today (okay, so I was on Facebook), I came across a New Year reading challenge, and as one of my New Year’s resolutions is to read more, I plan to give it a go. So, I need to read the following: Now, the question is, what shall I read? I have a […]

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted December 29, 2015 by Elise in Random / 7 Comments

So, I suppose I should make a couple of New Year’s resolutions to give myself a kick up the backside. And if you see me breaking them, feel free to add a boot to that. Last year, I said I’d publish a book and buy a ridiculous car, and I managed both of those – […]