The Farm Wife’s Story By Cate McDermott “I can remember every detail of her face, poor soul, though it was so many years ago.” The farm wife with whom Princess Esther had taken refuge returned to her place by the fire, smiling kindly down at Esther. “Very slender and elegant she was, too, even in her worn garments. In that, too, she was similar to … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Episode Six
On the 26th of June, Cate, Alexandra and Don will be giving a presentation for the Bourne End Library and Community Centre’s Lifestyle Club. The topic, unsurprisingly, is on writing as a family–“Becoming a Writer, It’s All in the Family.” The event will be held in the Bourne End Library, located at the end of Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX, at 10:30 A.M., Friday … Continue reading Upcoming Sibling Writery Event at the Bourne End Library!
“I am the product of . . . endless books.” – C. S. Lewis People ask us all the time how we ended up becoming writers. Our response is that we were voracious (and discerning) readers from an early age, and from there it is only a short step between being a reader to becoming a writer. All writers are, indeed, “the products of endless books.” Continue reading Quote of the Month–April 2015
Once Upon a Time is now on its fifth installment–or sixth, if you are counting the special Christmas episode! The Woman Who Remembered The Mother By Cate McDermott Princess Esther peered cautiously around the trunk of a thick, leafless old oak tree, and then hastily ducked back behind its cover, and consulted the piece of much-worn parchment she held in her hand. “This should be … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Episode Five
For the month of March, The Sibling Writery is continuing on in the vein of thrilling, suspenseful reads for “Reading and Refreshments,” though in a somewhat different genre from last month’s spy novel, The Thiry-nine Steps. We have now moved on to Dorothy L. Sayers marvellous murder mystery series, featuring that celebrated gentleman amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey! “It’s a hobby to me, you see … Continue reading Whose Body?