• 2014,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Omni by Andrea Murray

    Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for Omni by Andrea Murray.  I posted an Interview with Andrea Murray a little while ago but here is my review for the book.  I received a free copy of the book in exchange for this review but this in no way influences the content of my review. Pierce only wants a shot, a real shot, and not just the excuses he’s been handed his whole life. Harmony wants to escape her future, the future she fears will be chosen for her. After their chance meeting, they might get exactly what they want. Since taking over the US government years earlier, the…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  interviews,  Uncategorized

    An Interview with Author Andrea Murray

    I’m taking part in the blog tour for Omni by Andrea Murray.  It’s a brilliant book, one of the best I’ve read for a while.  My review for it will be up shortly but the short version is it’s well worth reading.  Andrea was also kind enough to answer some questions for me and send me some writing tips which I thought I would post separately. Where did the idea for Omni come from? Omni  is a retelling of the ancient story of Paris and Helen.  Nearly all of the characters were created from one of the original characters.  I attempted to give the characters names that begin with the…

  • 2014,  current affairs,  guest blog,  Uncategorized

    One year later

    In February 2013 a woman called Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead by Oscar Pistorius.  She was his girlfriend and he admits he shot her, claiming he mistook her for an intruder.  There were a lot of problems with the way it was covered in the press and the way twitter and facebook reacted to the murder of a beautiful woman by a famous disabled man.  Misogyny, ableism and the works. At the time I wrote about it over on Bea Magazine in the post Disability and The Reeva Steenkamp murder.  I also wrote a little more about it on this blog in my post disability in the media. I never…