Editing and Sneak Peek

It’s been a busy week in the Bloom household. On Thursday I thought it was Wednesday which just goes to show how manic it has been. Working with the Year Five’s at my school is proving to be a challenge. This week I did some addition and subtraction – Year Five Style. . . And have learn’t that I can add stuff up. . .  I just can’t subtract to save my life. So that wasn’t embarrassing at all as I had to peek at a ten year old’s work sheet to find out the right answers!!

I’ve been doing the final polish on The Art of Keeping Faith – Year Two in The Uni Files series. It’s been good fun revisiting the manuscript after taking a break from it for a few months. I’ve made myself laugh a few times (yes I know it’s bad form) and also feel a little sad. I’d forgotten how emotional bits of it are. Anyway it’s nearly done so the arc copy is practically ready.

Today I’ve had a teeny sneak peek revealed on Emma Louise’s Blog which you can see by clicking here. I also talk a bit about the storyline – not that I give much away!

At the beginning of Feb, hopefully when I have my cover to reveal, I will be releasing the first scene from The Art of Keeping Faith over on my bestie’s web site at lovebookreviews.wordpress.com.

So for anyone wanting to know if Ben Chambers went to the States or stayed with Lilah, then the truth will soon be out.

I can’t wait to share it with everyone, and I really can’t wait until Year Two finally releases and I can stop keeping all these secrets! I’m rubbish at secrets and this has nearly killed me!

And this, for those in the need for a blast of teenage music, is my editing song of the day!


Cover Reveal for Cursed be the Wicked by JR Richardson

A while back I had a guest post from the author JR Richardson who told us all about her upcoming book Cursed be the Wicked.

Today is Jo’s cover reveal day, so I am going to do some jazz hands and announce “Ta Dah!”



And just as a little reminder of the book which is releasing on the 5th March here is the blurb and a little about the lovely Jo. I know I am definitely going to be adding this to my Goodreads TBR and performing a One-Click on the 5th March.


Cooper Shaw lives his life under a pen name and enjoys the anonymity it provides during his journeys across the globe as a seasoned writer for a travel magazine. When his job lands him in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts to cover the famous Festival of the Dead, he soon realizes that he can’t stay invisible forever as he faces ghosts from a past he’s been trying to forget ever since he left.

The city holds nothing but bad memories for Coop until he meets a quirky young woman with an old soul and curious insights by the name of Finnley Pierce. While she acts as his tour guide through a town he thought he knew, Finn helps him unearth the truth of his childhood and might even begin to open up his heart.

By unraveling the mystery of his father’s murder, Coop may finally accept who he is, where he came from, and perhaps even realize what he wants for his future.

About the author:



A writer of stories and lover of life.

Jo grew up in Maryland with four siblings, three parents and an endless number of cousins within the vicinity.  Today she lives in Florida with her two girls and a husband that shares her same sense of humor and basic take on life as we know it.

Life is too short to put dreams on the back burner.

She’s always loved writing, so in her spare time, she wrote a novel that’s been picked up by the good people at Soul Mate Publishing.


Website: http://jrrichardsonfics.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JRRichardsonAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoFictionFreak

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/JRRichardson

The Face Lift

It’s true I need one! There is a serious deep wrinkle (more of a crevice) between my eyebrows and last night I noticed another perma wrinkle above my left eyebrow that no matter how hard I try to smooth it out just reappears instantly. 

So it’s time for a face lift. Sadly I can’t afford one for me (not that I would be brave enough anyway) so I have decided to give my little blogy a face-lift instead. 

Gone are the cornflowers and the blue (that is so last year), and in are the kissy kissy love birds and lots of pink. I’m kinda liking it! 

Now it has been noted, mainly by my mother, that towards the end of last year I didn’t get around to posting that much. This was for a very simple reason. There are just not enough hours in the day! Not with editing, writing, tweeting, working in school, being a mum and occasionally doing that thing called housework. But here you go, I am making a New Years resolution right now. I will post more, and hopefully I will have lots of exciting things too write about.

Also I have had a huuuuuge decision to make about how I plan for things to go forward in 2014 but finally I have made my choice and it feels like an enormous worry has been lifted from my shoulders. It’s very liberating and hopefully will keep me inspired!

If you are particularly sharp you will see I have streamlined my menu. Now there is a Books tab with all the relevant links in for books you can download now. There is also a Up-Coming release tab, which if you want to find out more about The Uni Files the official blurb for Year Two is on there, and also the new release date (much much sooner release date.)

Lastly there is a sneaky tab called Works in Progress and this is where I am going to put little bits of info about my new work. . . so for anyone intrigued by the secret project I have been working on then this is the place to head too! 

And just because I can’t change things too much I am going to share my writing song of the last few weeks. I used it a lot with the secret project and I love it!

Out with the old and in with the new!

Happy New Year!

Yep it’s that day of the year. . . The day of lounging, snoozing, regretting that extra glass of wine and working out just what exactly one plans to do with the whole year ahead. A whole year! A fresh start! A new beginning. . . Or if you are a cynic like me, exactly the same crap as last year but under the title ‘Crap for 2014!’
No, I am only teasing, I of all people know just how much your life can change in a one year. This time last year I was sitting on a novel that no one wanted to publish let alone read. In the space of one year the novel has not only been published but people actually love it and enjoy it and I have managed to write it’s sequel and a whole lot more.
Last year I was wondering if I would ever meet people who I could become friends with and share my passion of writing with. This year I have so many new friends to talk books and writing with its impossible to keep track of my conversations with everyone – and I love them all.
Last year I started the year a little bit on the plump side due to eating and drinking too much over Christmas. This year, oh bugger, that one’s still the same!

So you see what I mean, I could label this year as ‘ Crap for 2014’ or I could embrace it, chuck out the old, bring in the new and see just what amazing things I can achieve with the help of my friends and family.

Happy new year everyone and thank you so much for your support over the last twelve months it wouldn’t have been possible without you!xxx