Monday, 1 March 2021

Let's Spring Forward!

 HELLO readers and welcome to better news and times. With spring in the air, here in the UK, and pleasant sunshine on our Lancashire coast, there's a feeling of emerging into some light at last from the long tunnel of lockdown. Not that it's all been bad . . .

Staying at home more and living quietly has led to a deeper appreciation of our blessings and some healthier changes in lifestyle, along with a better bank balance - thanks to cutting out most outside entertainment. Of course, that's not been the case for everyone and our thoughts and concerns go to those who have suffered or lost loved ones.

 Here in Great Marton by the Irish Sea and resort town of Blackpool, we've walked round our neighbourhood much more than usual. In doing so and leaving the car at home, we've noticed more and felt more akin with others we meet, even strangers, for sharing the same problems and experiences.

We've also read a great deal more, as well as watching more dvds - often of classic stories - since much TV has been repeats.

On this light-literary website we will also be offering you more fresh reading. A ninth Sam Stone book is close to publishing and we'll be putting first chapters on to the Chapter/Story page soon. Our local hero is in the beautiful Lake District at a time just after emergence from pandemic. He's found a peaceful place to write or contemplate, though new challenges, trouble - and romance - aren't far away. It's entitled Beside The Still Waters and will be available by summer.

In addition, we'll be updating other Pages For You on this non-profit-making website started by retired journalists tired of all the bad news. We hope to lift your spirits, just as the lockdown begins to lift as well. Our readership is nearing the 100,000 mark and it's thrilling to reach people from around the globe. We're not so different after all - whatever race, religion or creed. Literature and life bring us together, with thoughts and feelings shared.

So, happy reading and good luck - wherever you are in the world.

Monday, 1 February 2021

Chilly Days, Warm Thoughts

CHILLY February brings more Covid vaccinations for the older generation, who will have to withstand the cold in queues to overcome the coronavirus. For others it's a still longer wait in what has seemed a frozen lockdown age but, now at least, with hope of a true summer and fuller life ahead. We can wait a little longer.

While waiting, this non-profit-making, light-literary website brings you an uplifting story in a popular series, set in one of the most relaxing and historic holiday areas of the world.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Welcome 2021!


HAPPY New Year, dear readers and friends everywhere!

Saturday, 5 December 2020

A Golden Gift


JUST right for Christmas after a disastrous year, our latest publication is set on a Greek island in early summer - during the pandemic. It's the perfect novel gift, a thriller/romance with deeper undertones

Sunday, 1 November 2020

A Psalm Of Hope

SO, with blustery November at our doors, we find ourselves sheltering in a fresh month of Lockdown

Friday, 2 October 2020

A New Leaf

 AS autumn falls we appreciate home comforts more. It's a good time to escape into a book. There are those who say fiction is untrue or 'made-up'. In fact, it gives a deeper reflection of reality, inspired by strong feelings, thoughts and experiences. The 'story' is just the icing on the cake!

Monday, 31 August 2020

'Last Stone' At 'Stones'


THE latest Sam-Stone-investigates thriller and romance is now available