Bashing On

May 17, 2020

I’ve officially signed off as self employed. It’s depressing because I spent about 10 years building up the business, but I couldn’t go on paying 305€ every month for the equivalent of NI when I had no income. I ought to have done it earlier really, but I didnt want to face it. It wasn’t easy doing the paperwork. I find the websites very confusing, so I normally got down…


Freebie: Are We Nearly Famous?

Cover of book
December 3, 2018

The book Are We Nearly Famous? has come about as a result of four writing friends looking for a way to promote each other’s work. Patsy Collins, Sheila Crosby and Rosemary Kind originally met through an online writing forum while Lynne Pardoe joined the group later. Together with fifth group member, Susan Jones, they give honest feedback on each other’s writing projects and help to make sure that the work…


The Seer’s Stone

June 7, 2018

Twelve adventures for children under La Palma’s amazing starry sky. by Sheila Crosby (Children’s fiction, paperback, 148 pages, A5) Take a journey through La Palma’s turbulent past, into its present and out into the exciting future. Chedey will tell you how his world collapsed when the Spanish conquered the Island in 1493, Althay will explain what happened when the volcano erupted, Daida shares her visit from an extraterrestrial and Leyre…


Squee Sunday: Reading Animals

January 28, 2018

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before. I love books and I love animals. Both together has to be even better, yes? I also have fond memories of my son, aged three, “reading” to the kittens. “See that word there? That says, ‘Magic.’”


The Dodo Dragon and other stories

May 5, 2017

“The Dodo Dragon and other stories” (Science Fiction). Nine quirky SF stories from the off-beat imagination of Sheila Crosby. Chose from .mobi (for Kindle) .ePub (for iPad, Sony reader etc.) or .PDF for almost anything. Due to the changes in EU sales tax, this book is currently only available from Amazon. Amazon.comand If you want a format other than .mobi, send me an email and I’ll see what I can…


Squee Sunday: Book day

A girl under a tree on a floating island
April 24, 2016

Chan Hwee Chong designed this, along with an entire, awesome alphabet made out of books. And some quotes I’d love to put together with pictures if only I had a talent for graphic design and didn’t have three books waiting inside my my head, trying to get out. Marcus Tullius Cicero “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”   Frank Zappa “So many books, so little…