Medical MondaysFriendship Guest Post #2

Last week some of you may have seen the first post in this mini-series on friendship, a series of guest-posts centred on how having a long-term illness or disability can affect the friendships you have, make & break; last week’s post was written by Megz Jones, a 25-year-old woman who has type 2 bipolar disorder. This week’s post has been written by Roxanne Michelle, a 29-year-old with generalised anxiety disorder.

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The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman

The Firework Maker's Daughter

I picked up this book as the children my mum works with were studying a slightly edited version of it at school; the East-Asian background appealed to me & it seemed like a quick way to finally read a Philip Pullman book. I did end up enjoying the book, although partly in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way, but I can definitely see why children would find it an entertaining tale.

 

 

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Throwback Thursday

The Ocean At The End of The LaneSussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

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My New Domain Name

So, I’m hoping that some of you may have noticed that the link to my blog has now changed! My original web address was http://www.writingwolves.wordpress.com, but it’s now http://www.writingwithwolves.co.uk, something that I am so, so excited about! Although I’m still using wordpress as a helping hand with my blog, I definitely now feel like my blog is more my own & I’m also hoping it’ll help publishing houses see me as more professional.

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Medical MondaysFriendship Guest Post #1

This week marks the first week of my series of friendship guest posts; this series is going to involve other people writing about how being unwell or disabled, either mentally or physically, has affected the friendships in their lives – either in a positive or negative way. The reason I wanted to get people together to write about this topic is because I have had some really difficult experiences of people turning their backs on me due to my bad health, but I’ve never felt comfortable enough to write about it for my Medical Mondays series… I then thought that there may be other people out there feeling the same way, & by getting together to write about these things it might make it easier for us to deal with the heartaches we may have dealt with. Equally, I’ve met some wonderful people online through my illnesses & I’d like to celebrate those friendships on here.

This week’s post has been written by 25-year-old Megz Jones; Megz has type 2 bipolar disorder, so her post will of course contain discussions of this illness, as well as her difficulties with maintaining friendships because of her manic & depressive episodes. Megz ends her post on a positive note though, so it’s not all “doom & gloom”. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday

PurityBefore her mother died, Shelby promised three things: to listen to her father, to love as much as possible, and to live without restraint. Those Promises become harder to keep when Shelby’s father joins the planning committee for the Princess Ball, an annual dance that ends with a ceremonial vow to live pure lives — in other words, no “bad behavior,” no breaking the rules, and definitely no sex.

Torn between Promises One and Three, Shelby makes a decision — to exploit a loophole and lose her virginity before taking the vow. But somewhere between failed hookup attempts and helping her dad plan the ball, Shelby starts to understand what her mother really meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right to her purity.

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Carousel of Faults (Book 2 of The Book Reapers) by Mark. C King

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Today is the cover reveal of the second book in The Book Reapers series, Carousel of Faults by Mark C. King, which has been published by Snowy Wings Publishing!

The cover has been designed by Key of Heart Designs & the book is due for release on July 10th!

You can find out about the first book in the series here.

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