April 10, 2019

I start most of my blog posts off (particularly my monthly updates) by apologising for not updating recently, so you can probably guess where I'm going with this...! You guessed it... MEGA APOLOGIES for disappearing from the blog over the past few months - I have some...

March 31, 2019

I was thrilled to be invited to visit Horton Grange Academy on Monday 25th March 2019 to work with their Year 3 and Year 4 classes, discussing my creative career and running some 30 minute workshops.

As promised, I'm now announcing the winners of the short story (story...

February 22, 2019

Kennedy Phillips is a fantasy comedy author from the USA. His most recent release, Magus Elgar 2018, contains some strong language. 

Kennedy Phillips was Born in Philadelphia, PA, however he spent the entirety of his childhood living on a sailboat in Florida. He spent m...

February 15, 2019

Kurt Clopton is the US science-fiction author of 'SuperGuy'. He works full time as a professional Olde Tyme photo model, specialising in wide brim hats and saloon backgrounds. Kurt grew up in the Midwest and attended Luther College where he earned his undergraduate deg...

February 13, 2019

Argh, it's been such a crazy few months! 2019 is definitely my year (touch wood *taps her head*) because I'm so excited about so many things!

WHSmith Book Signings

I was absolutely thrilled to attend my first chain bookstore signing with WHSmith, Trafford Centre, Manches...

February 8, 2019

Petra van der Ploeg (1978) is a young adult/ new adult fantasy author from The Netherlands. Her most recent release is Fade Into Darkness and is book two in her Somnia series.

Petra describes herself as a writer, a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. She lives with her fam...

February 1, 2019

Gillian Atack is a multi-genre author from the UK, however her most recent release, The Storm Within the Rose: My Family and Alzheimer’s, is a real life non-fiction book about the disease. Even though the subject matter includes themes such as death and the horror of A...

July 28, 2018

(Image - Rachael's display at Wrose Library, 07/07/2018)

Happy almost August, loyal readers!

It's been a community focused, website designing, personal development (and melt in your writer's cave) kind of month, with lots happening and even more to come despite the super...

 Image: E. Rachael Hardcastle at Shipley Arts Festival 2018 (30/06/2018).

Thanks for stopping by to read my June 2018 update! It's been a busy month (and for the past week, a super warm one here in the UK - I think I might be melting). I thought it about time I added an...

Image: E. Rachael Hardcastle and Noah Finn & the Art of Suicide (2018 Edition)

It's been an awful long time since I've updated my online journal. I've missed you guys - how are you? 

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