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Fairy Tales relating to Spring

Spring time in fairy tales What do fairy tales have to say about spring time? Quite a lot, it seems. To celebrate the equinox, let’s take a look. DIY The familiar zeal for carrying out maintenance tasks on the home

Posted in 2017, Books, Reflections Tagged with: , ,

Fairy Tale traditions associated with Pancake Day

Pancake day and fairy tales. Pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday (or indeed any Tuesday). In medieval times, the pancake was seen as terribly indulgent. Eating pancakes was a way of letting your hair down and celebrating the end

Posted in 2017, Reflections Tagged with: , ,

Book page markers – make some today!

Why book page markers? An upcoming event where we will have a book stall made us think about a small craft activity that we might offer. It needed to be book related, family-friendly and cheap to do. We decided that

Posted in 2017, How-to's

Giveaway for Oddjobs

If you’d like to win a paperback copy of the new comedy book, Oddjobs, then check out the giveaway at Goodreads: Goodreads Book Giveaway Oddjobs by Heide Goody Giveaway ends August 12, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

Posted in 2016, giveaway

A fun quiz to celebrate a new book

We’re very pleased to announce that the latest book from Clovenhoof authors, Heide Goody and Iain Grant, is available for pre-order from Amazon: It’s the end of the world as we know it, but someone still needs to do the

Posted in 2016, Books Tagged with: , ,

Five habits of successful writing partners

Iain and Heide have been writing collaboratively for nearly 5 years now and they’ve learned a thing or two about how to play nicely together . Don’t sweat the small stuff If you’re super-prepared collaborators, you will have worked out some

Posted in 2016, How-to's Tagged with: , ,

Birmingham Readers Map

Birmingham Readers Map Local authors Heide Goody and Iain Grant Birmingham Readers Map Local authors, telling stories about places that matter to you Have you ever wondered whether there are books featuring places in your local area? Birmingham Readers Map

Posted in 2016, Book Marketing Tagged with:

Goodreads giveaway – win a paperback copy of the new Clovenhoof novel, Beelzebelle

The new Clovenhoof novel will be out in mid-April. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a paperback copy, then you can enter the Goodreads Giveaway: Goodreads Book Giveaway Beelzebelle by Heide Goody and Iain Grant

Posted in Events

A Hard Day’s Write

Join Heide Goody and Iain Grant… in a vintage phone box! They have recently been made writers in residence of this spectacular venue, so they are inviting you to join them in a writing marathon. It will coincide with the

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My Writing Process – Blog Tour

Thanks to Jacqui Rowe, who nominated us, we’re taking part in the “My Writing Process” blog tour. You can see Jacqui’s blog at The idea is that we answer 4 questions about our writing process: 1) What are we

Posted in 2014, Writing Tagged with: ,