When Pippa Parker joins the village choir, she doesn’t expect anyone to die… No-one thinks the death of a soprano is anything but a tragic accident; everyone in the choir is too busy rehearsing for SingFest UK. With no help from the police, Pippa must investigate alone. If anyone finds out what she is up to, she risks losing both her friends and the respect of the local community. And speaking of friends, what on earth does best friend Lila see in her new man? Murder in the Choir is the second book in the Pippa Parker cozy mystery series, set in and around the English village of Much Gadding.
I enjoyed getting back into Pippas life and how this book easily flowed from the last one (and this could be a stand alone in itself). A good fast read where I again failed in knowing who done it (but when you go over it to find the clues it’s then more obvious!)
Looking forward to reading more from this series and see what else Pippa gets upto!
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1st of August already!! Camp nano is now finished till next year – so how did I do?
Pull up a chair and sit by the nearly burnt out campfire with what’s left of the marshmallows (sorry I have eaten lots- especially the pink ones!) and I will tell you 😉
I started well then halfway hit a block (plus busy with Williams birthday and my own) for only to then get a big burst of flare (thanks to other creative outlets) to finish!!
I participated in a live YouTube word sprint on the last day and that helped me get down 557 words in an hour 🙂
What has camp taught me? To try and outline and plan more as I can’t keep just waiting for an image of a scene to pop in my head as it’s all jumbled! This worked for a while but this last week has shown that I need to step back and properly organise this story before going back to writing it.
But camp has helped me push the story forward so that is a win in itself 🙂
In other news- three years ago today my first piece of writing got published!! So much has happened since!!!
I’m awaiting to see if my latest story will be included in the paranormal anthology- so nervous all this waiting and rechecking emails 😀
July goals I have read more (finished 2 books) but also:
– Sort our the main characters and pick one main for the series – do character profile etc
Yes (abit) but still picking her name – got it down to two now! (Took a week to name both our kids) so hopefully it will just standout!
– Edit Phobia for magazine.
Not even touched it yet – goal for this month I think.
– Focus on one WIP and write, write, write!
Yes have definitely done this!
– Read 2 chapters of manga
Yes have read two more chapters and really liking the story so far.
– x4 blog posts.
Yes finished this 🙂
– Start second draft of Dino Will.
And of course finish Camp! 😀
So not bad with the goals 🙂 I will be writing my August goals and will post it soon.
So how did you do with camp nano? Your goals? Setting any for this month??
Fresh cut flower arrangement to start the month off!
I deweeded the borders and tidied up some space to add some low lying plants 🙂 found this little guy near our raspberries
2 of the 3 sage cuttings took 😀
So repotted on 🙂
We saw a caterpillar
I took some lavender cuttings and repotted the clematis 🙂
New bird feeders to replace old ones and the tomato plant finally has flowers (this years crop wasn’t good as I left all seeds in the greenhouse so most of the plants I’ve grown was lucky as hardly any germinated 😦 learnt lesson and will keep them in a nice folder with all my garden notes!
Cucumbers are growing 🙂
For my birthday I got a solar powered fountain! Looking forward to getting a proper pot/bird bath to put it in 🙂
That’s it for this month! Hope to put bricks down to separate the borders next month 🙂
Fran has always wanted to be a farmer. And now it looks as if her childhood dream is about to come true.
She has just moved to her aunt’s beautiful but very run-down farm in the Cotswolds. If she can turn the place around in a year, the farm will be hers.
But Fran knows nothing about farming. She might even be afraid of cows.
She’ll need help, not just from her best friend Issi, but also from her wealthy and very eligible neighbour – who might just have his own reasons for being so supportive.
Is it the farm he is interested in? Or Fran herself?
I enjoyed this light read book. I loved the characters and the setting but was abit unrealistic in places (a chef on a dairy farm- Antony giving the money to help out, another relative in the pipeline, everything going her way) and was slow to get into.
It was a little bit predictable in places but an interesting “want to know more” read (once you read a few chapters) some bits felt rushed (building of things, certain romances)
A few twists but a cute plot and a nice book to escape too.
The ending was good as I love knowing what happened after “the end” in books 🙂
Hello everyone thanks for popping over to my blog!
Last month I decided that after lockdown and when hairdressers reopen not to go and have a cut as my hair was already long – why not donate it to charity?? So I researched what to do and found out that I nearly had the length they want (7 inches) but they really would like 12 inches plus as that can make more longer wigs – so will get it cut once get to that length!
The Little Princess Trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions. They use hair donations and fundraising monies sent to manufacture and fit real hair wigs. Established in 2006 they have supplied over 8000 wigs to children and young people. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jennifer-booker1
It costs around £500 to make a wig so fundraising is just as important so they can continue to give them out for free.
So today is the release of the sci fi two volume anthology books where two of my stories are featured in. 😀
It’s such a buzz seeing them go from idea to print! 🙂 I am slowly learning how to edit and still feels surreal seeing my name on the back.
It is now available on Amazon (on kindle- Paperback to follow shortly).
Happy dance 😀 I loved working on the two stories and I’m so happy to be a part of these books and featuring alongside amazing authors!
The journey from an idea to print is amazing (also the mix of emotions that go with it) make it so worth it- hard work, stress, relief, anxiety but also the smile when someone has read your story and liked it or it gets accepted to be published- it really is a mix bag of emotions!
“The universe—vast, unknown, mysterious, existing as a playground of imagination. From aliens older than time itself, an archaeological dig that portends the fate of Earth, a sentient planet, developing races, colonization, a world fighting for its existence, these and more stories await you within the Dimensions of Science Fiction. Join the authors from Writers Unite! as they take you on a voyage across the universe.”
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