Good afternoon everyone!
So my poem that is in an anthology called Realm of Magic is due to be released on the 1st of August 😀 So to mark this occasion of having something published for the 1st time I have created an online party over on my facebook page to celebrate this. I have organised it for the 28th July as I think can pre order then ??
I have some lovely author buddies doing takeovers throughout the event and I will also be around to share snippets of current work 😛
Il try to put the link up soon…….
Here is the cover of the book 🙂
How pretty is that!
I also went to the library yesterday and asked if they would like a copy and they said YES! Such an awesome feeling knowing something I have written will be in a library (and has motivated me even more to crack on with my wips)
Anyway I would love for you to pop over to the event to say hi 🙂 or if would like a 30min takeover slot I have some left…..
In other news
Next week its my birthday and Williams! So due a big update as many things have been going on so will post that soon.
Also have 2 interviews and a recipe to share! 😛
All happening at itsjennythewren!
I hope you enjoyed the honey and raisin loaf recipe? Today I am posting up the yummy jam and coconut cake 🙂
Jam and coconut cake
400g self raising gluten free flour
1 tsp salt
- Mix all ingredients together in the order of the recipe
- Bake at 180 for 20 mins then 150 till knife comes out clear
- Leave to cool
- Spread jam and then sprinkle with coconut
Nice quick recipe today- thought I had a pic of the slice but I must have been too keen to eat it! (If find will add)
It is so light and fluffy- rises really well considering gluten free flour you have to add extra for a good rise!
Let me know if you have given this a go 🙂
So I thought as I love baking and lots of people like my instagram piccys of my gluten free bakes I thought I would share my recipes here on my blog 🙂 combining both hobbies! – Who knows maybe one day I will write a baking book 😛
So my first recipe is Honey and Raisin Loaf 🙂
300g Gluten free self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 or 2 tsp ginger (if want a hint or more of it)
60g caster sugar
1/2 cup of raisins
2 tbsp honey
120ml milk (I used semi skimmed)
- Mix flour, salt, ginger and butter
- Add sugar and raisins
- Pour in the egg, honey and milk then mix mix mix!
- Put in a loaf tin
- Bake at 180 for 35mins then cover with foil for a further 25min (or when knife comes out clean
Perfect with a cuppa!
Let me know if you have tried it or if enjoyed it! If you do decide to add more ginger then the inside will look abit more darker in colour.
What other recipes would you like to see?
So last night at 3:30am (ish) a poem popped up in my head- very happy I now have a notepad next to my bed for this exact situation 😀
Odd how when you want to write you cant but when not focused on it lots of ideas come up!
Anyway here is the poem- let me know what you think 🙂
It all comes and goes
It all gets replaced
Apart from you
Not really sure as to why all that was in my head!
1st poem since the anthology…
Hopefully a day of brain storming and writing- what about you?
Posted in random
Tagged poem, time, writing
Nice to be back on the laptop! My charger broke and took ages to get a replacement hence the radio silence….
Camp Nano went very well as I actually finished with hours to spare! My first Nano win!!!! 😀 Was a great feeling! Was hard as couldnt use my laptop so had to use old fashioned pen and paper.
News on the anthology poem- I sent my headshot piccy (my facebook pic- only decent pic of me so far) to the publisher and now struggling with my author bio… do I write in third person, what info should I include/not include- how long should it be…….
Think will keep it short and sweet though 🙂
The anthology will be released on the 1st August! (Our 1st wedding anniversary) so fitting (as well as a special day anyway, isnt the 1st anniversary gift paper? So can give the hubby a copy :D)
The title is called: The Realms Of Magic
So excited and hoping to do an online pre-release party so watch this space…..
Did you finish camp nano? Any tips on author bio writing?
Many thanks for reading
So Friday evening I received a reply from my poem submission – and guess what?…..
Its going to be published in the anthology!!!!!!
Still beaming and cant believe that my little poem will be in a book 😀 Im so happy and this has boosted my confidence in writing again- just in time for Camp Nano! (Will see how far I get this time!)
The fairytale story will now be considered next year but they have put a new anthology deadline and the theme is “Nightmares” – so I might try this….
I put a poll on my facebook page to see what others might want me to write 😛 So far haunting is winning, no votes for zombies yet!
Anyway time to get on and try to get my head working after lack of sleep the past few nights….
Yay published a poem- cant wait to share all the details with you!