About Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch
I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing.
The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write, I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2017 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast.
My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Banished-ebook/dp/B008PGM4TQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361913026&sr=8-1.
If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you liked it - or even why not!
I have to admit this isn’t a recent discovery, and it’s one I’ve been meaning to tell you about for a while. I could give you excuses, but you’ve probably heard them all and don’t really care anyway. The new … Continue reading →
It’s been a while… again! You’d think, with lockdown and the like that I’d find time to at least update my blog, but on no. My brain literally found a hundred other things to do than come and be sociable. … Continue reading →
You think you’re reading one thing then find you’ve delved into something completely different. Like ordering chips in America and getting a bag of crisps, this is probably going to be the same. I write. That’s it. I put pen … Continue reading →
I’ve gone back to school! That is to say, I’m studying and it’s a marvellous course: The History of Children’s Literature. My husband and friends may rib me about it (‘I have a couple of Janet and Johns you can … Continue reading →
Beautiful bird, is it not? The Cockerel? The diminutive, Cock and Cocky have been used for year – YEARS – as nicknames, slang, euphemisms… a versatile and well-used word. We’ve all heard it, read it and/or used it. It is … Continue reading →
That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest – Henry David Thoreau I live in the UK. A beautiful, green, open and varied country with people of many nationalities, ideas and opinions. Nothing here is mundane – not the weather, … Continue reading →
; …but its fruit is sweet,’ said Aristotle. He was probably thinking of loftier challenges than giving up sugar, but that is where I am and my sweet tooth clings hopefully to that little snippet of advice. It’s been 5 … Continue reading →
Someone, somewhere actually spent time, money and thought in investigating the psychological responses behind sending and receiving like statuses on social media. Probably an investor in Facebook. There’s even a scale to measure Facebook addiction: the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale … Continue reading →
There is an intriguing study into positive, encouraging language and the results are, unsurprisingly, logical. Isn’t that always the way? The person who first saw the wheel in use probably thought, ‘well, why didn’t we think of that before?’ I … Continue reading →
The bible tells us Adam gave up a rib to create Eve. Eve has been paying back ever since. But Adam does not own Eve and Eve owes Adam nothing. March 8th is International Women’s Day. Happy IWD! I want … Continue reading →