Thursday, 21 April 2016

Rave Reviews Book Club Blog Talk Radio! UPDATE!

A quick update to let you know that the interview is over. However if you missed it yet feel you would like to hear it, then you can log into the link below and scroll down a little before clicking on the relevant interview.

I have to say that I needed a glass of wine at the end. Quite honestly, I think I might have made a better job of it if I'd had a quick sip before I went on air.

Cheers all - have a great day!!

I just had to share this piece of news with you all.

Today I am to be interviewed on Rave Reviews Blog Talk Radio. I still haven't got over the surprise or should I say shock? I am not a one for public speaking. I think my books would have been more widely known if I had been able to push myself forward more.

Anyway the interview take place at 11AM CST/5PM UK time If you feel you might like to listen in then simply follow the link:

The interview will be about what inspired me to write The Trojan Project and I gather it goes on for 30 minutes

I am told that if you can join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #RRBCBringOnTheSpotlight
If you do decide to listen, then I hope you will be able to understand my Tyneside accent.

Meanwhile, I am going to lie down in a darkened room before I have to pull myself together and get on air


Chink! Chink!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Creativia Publishing- UPDATED


Proving that it is still very hectic at Creativia Publishing, I have a  New update!
My new blurb for Divorcees.Biz has now been added to the Website. Why not pop over there and take a look. 


Things have been very hectic at Creativia Publishing - my publisher.

They have been updating their website and asking all their authors to write new book blurbs, Biographies and Blogs. As you can imaging, this has put me in a spin because as you know I am not one for thinking quickly - well not any more. I seem to need a little time to get used to what I have to do or write. I liken it to getting into a swimming pool. I always lower myself into the water gently rather than hurl myself into the water

Anyway, I have made a start and now my new biography is up there on show and this is the link that will take you there to have a look.

This second link will take to you the new blurb I have written for The Trojan Project. You won't find this on the back of the books, at least I don't think you will. To the best of my knowledge this is only for the Website. Anyway, I would be delighted if you would take a look.

You would also be doing me a big big favour, by clicking on each of the links as I am told the more clicks the better - something to do with search engines and the like. Let me know what you think!!

(You also might like to take a look at some of the other authors while you are there. And if you are a writer, you might even like to get in touch with Creativia yourself.)

In the middle of all that, I am still progressing with my new novel, Murder on Tyneside. It is still very much in the early stages, but it is coming on and that has to be good. I only hope my publisher likes it when I do finally get it finished.
 I think that is all for the moment, as I must shoot off and do some ironing. Boring, I know. But it still has to be done... sometime!

Have a great day, wherever you are

Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The West Wing!

Okay, I can hear you. You are telling me that I have watched this series until it has come streaming from my eyebrows. And you are so right. I have! I could probably tell you everything you possibly want to know about the series.

Do you know why? Because it is the best series that was ever made. You will have guessed that I have just come to the end of the whole thing - yet again. But you must also realise that I wouldn't be watching it time and time again if it was useless. I have watched a number of programmes on TV that I think are useless, but I won't mention them here.

But The West Wing is great! Just in case you missed it, I will say that again... The whole series is brilliant and I was so disappointed that they didn't carry on with Matt Santos as President - even a few episodes with him as President would have been wonderful. To see Josh and Donna settle into their new jobs... well I can't tell you what that would have meant to me. I am sure a few other million people would have enjoyed it, too.

But it was not to be, so I will continue to watch the original series over and over again. Sad, you might think. But no it isn't. When you look at what is on TV today, then you must appreciate why I enjoy The West Wing time after time.

Okay, I am going to shut up now. But if anyone disagrees with me, then I would love to hear from you.

Meanwhile, I thought we were going to enjoy some lovely springlike weather up here in the Borders. But, apart from Monday, it seems it is not to be. Overcast yesterday and today. What happened? Did someone out there put a dampener on our weather?

Well I think that is all for the moment.

Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing as you only get one crack at it. Tomorrow is a whole new day, new challenges, new ideas and most likely
new problems.... sometimes I think it is best to stick with what we have got.


Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Member of the Month!

I am just so excited! I have just discovered that I have been nominated Member of the Month (MOM) for March in the wonderful group 'Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules'.

The idea is that all members rally around and give a big shove to the current member of the month by promoting their books. In turn this will bring the attention of the readers out there to this particular member's work.

I joined the group few months ago and have really enjoyed my time as a member. The idea behind the group, founded by Nonnie Jules, is that the members all help promote each other's work. Believe me, independent authors need all the help they can get. It is a tough world out there with lots of new new books being published every day.

Anyway, I threw myself into the group with gusto! retweeting, sharing, promoting, reading and reviewing other members' work as best I could. I should add that one of the rules is that your reviews are totally honest.

They also run competitions etc. You might recall that I was promoting the RRBC Block Trailer Party a few months ago, where we invited everyone to check out and leave comments on the trailers to the various books on offer. Prizes were given to the most interest comment.

If anyone reading this is a writer, they might like to check out this group for themselves. Simply follow the link above to find out all they do to help their members.

I am following in the footsteps of Maggie Thom, MOM for February. She is a wonderful writer. I thoroughly enjoyed her novel, Captured Lies. So she is a hard act to follow. But I must add, she is only one of the truly great writers in the group.

And I think that is all for the moment.

But before you log off, why not check out the group, after all, it might be just what you are looking for.!


Chink! Chink!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Just a Quick Stop By! UPDATE

The Trojan Project

****Sale ends today!**** 

****24th Feb!****

This is just a quick stop by to let you all know that my first ever published novel - The Trojan Project is on special offer until Wed 24th February.

You can download a copy for only $1 or £1

I think The Trojan Project is the book I am most known for. I really put everything I could think of into that novel. I wanted everyone to sit up and take notice.

So there you have it! For only $1 or £1 depending on where you are, you can have your socks blown off with this exciting all action thriller.

Don't say I didn't warn you!

Enjoy the read wherever you are!!


Chink! Chink!

Thursday, 11 February 2016


Actually, I meant to write this post at the beginning of February. Now I have finally got around to it, I find that we are almost half way through the month.

So what have I been doing that has taken up so much of my time? Not a lot, actually!

I have been trying to update my website a little. I felt it was looking rather dull and needed a touch up here and there. Anyway, it looks much brighter, but I still feel something is lacking. Perhaps you could go and take a look and let me know what you think.
Simply follow the link - Eileen Thornton   and it will take you straight there.

I have also been working on my latest novel. Yes I have picked up the threads again and really trying to get it finished - though there is a long way to go!. I have decided to call it Murder on Tyneside as it is set in the City of Newcastle on Tyne. I hadn't planned on a murder, but somehow, someone has managed to get themselves murdered on the quayside - Bessy Surtees House to be exact. But the story sort of led me in that direction and who am I to argue with the characters in my novel?

Anyway, I am quite excited about it and have even contacted a photographer about using one of his excellent photographs for the cover. Hopefully my publisher will agree with the cover situation. But there I go, getting ahead of myself again. My publisher might not even like the manuscript. This writing lark is all such a waiting game.

At the moment my novel, Divorcees.Biz is on special offer at the moment. Which is another reason I am late in getting this post out. I have been trying to spread the word out there in the world and it does take time, even though I am using the internet. Anyway the book can be downloaded for only 99c or 99p depending on where you are. If anyone would like to pass the word around to their friends & relations I would be very grateful. However the sale ends on 15th February so you would need to be quick.

Well I think that is all for the moment.

Have a great day wherever you are.

Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Tying up Loose Ends!

January always seems to be a long month. Am I the only one to think this or do any of you out there feel the same way? I don't know why, but some months seem to fly past, yet, to me, January feels the urge to plod along at its own slow pace - and there are still three days to go.

My birthday is at the end of January, but I don't think that has anything to do with why I feel it is slow. Quite honestly I have reached an age where I have stopped celebrating birthdays. It just tends to remind me how old I am getting. How did I ever get onto such a depressing subject.

These blog posts are meant to be positive and uplifting. All pointing out the lighter and brighter side of life. Must change the subject quickly!
A Surprise for Christine

Okay for a start my anthology of short stories, A Surprise for Christine will be starting a special offer on Thursday 28th.Jan. For one week you will be able to pick it up from Amazon for only 99c/99p. But like I said the offer only lasts one week, so don't miss out.

The short stories are all light-hearted and upbeat and short enough to enjoy with your morning coffee break. They were all previously published in women's magazines in the UK at a time when I did freelance writing.

Anyway, like I said if you want to give the stories a shot then take a look on Amazon.

I have just come off the phone from Sainsburys. I was checking our bank statement when I noticed that Sainsburys hadn't taken out the money for our last delivery of groceries. So, I gave them a ring to inform them.  Anyway, it is all sorted now and the morning will be taken sometime today. I think they were amazed at how honest I was, considering the bill was for over £130.

I called this post - Tying up Loose Ends, but now I come to think of it, I don't really have any loose ends to tie up. Everything in my life seems to be all sewn up at the moment. How sad is that?

Therefore, unless I come up with something really way out of this world, I guess that is it for the time being. Or at least until February.

In the meantime, have a great day wherever you are and enjoy whatever you are doing!

Chink! Chink!

Friday, 22 January 2016


Okay, everyone, How is the month of January going for you?

January always seems such a long month to me. It's cold, wet, dismal and there is always the chance of snow. So really, January doesn't have much going for it, does it?

In my case it has less going for it than it ever it did. I had my first ever prang in the car earlier this week. Can you believe it. Out of all the years I have been driving, bearing in mind that I learned to drive in North London many years ago and drove around there without the slightest hint of trouble, I had to scrape against another car on a  quiet road here in the Borders. Anyway, there is nothing I can do about it now. The slight dent will be sorted and the car will look like new. But I know it happened and will be fed up for some time to come. Not such a good start to 2016 for me!

Anyway, back to something more cheerful. I saw some photos of my lovely nephew, which were taken while he, his parents and other members of his family were on a short break. He certainly looks as though he is enjoying himself.  This one shows him in front row with his cousins having a whale of a time. I am not sure what they are doing but you can't mistake the happy smile on his face - rosy cheeks and all,

I have decided I am going to put together a letter about the forthcoming referendum on the EU.

I know I am not politically minded, but I feel that I have a right to add my feelings to the debate and I will say Out! Actually if the truth were known I voted to stay out when we were given the chance all those years ago. Even then, I wasn't comfortable with the idea and quite honestly it has turned out worse than I ever dreamed it would.

Therefore I am going to have my say this time around. At least I will feel better knowing I have added something to the debate, even if no one takes any notice!.

Can anyone remember way back in the 60's there were a group of women who got together and started a "We're Backing Britain" campaign. Back then lots people joined them and I recall that whatever mess we were in then got sorted, because everyone pulled together. I wonder where those women are now? I would be interested to know.

Anyway, that is what I propose to do. I would welcome your thoughts on the matter.

On that note, I will close, for today, but I do hope you are having a great day!


Chink! Chink!