Friday, 20 September 2013

Castles, Customs and Kings

CASTLES, CUSTOMS, AND KINGS: TRUE TALES BY ENGLISH HISTORICAL FICTION AUTHORS, edited by Debra Brown

A compilation of essays from the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book provides a wealth of historical information from Dark Ages Britain to early twentieth century England. Over fifty different authors (including Nancy Bilyeau, Sandra Byrd, and Barbara Kyle and yours truly - Me) share hundreds of real life stories and tantalizing tidbits discovered while doing research for their own historical novels.

From Queen Boadicea’s revolt, to the Tower of London, to Tudor ladies-in-waiting, immerse yourself in the lore of Great Britain. Read the history behind the fiction and discover the true tales surrounding England’s castles, customs, and kings.

Released by Madison Street Publishing

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Trouble at Yahoo?

Not me any more since the new NEO format of Yahoo Groups jumped onto my screen with no warning and with no option to go back. Users and moderators, which is me on a daily basis, are posting messages requesting Yahoo to either make the functions that have always been possible work again, or failing that, go back to the old format.

Yahoo responds to its thousands of complainants with a: 'thank you for your feedback we are working to make it better' comment. To me that translates as 'We are aware it doesn't work but it's our site and we have to keep the geeks occupied so nah nah nah nah nah!'

Like many who have posted rants on their forum, I am so frustrated with Yahoo that we have jumped ship to a Facebook Group - and we may never go back - even if they do get their act together!

It wasn't broke so why did they fix it?

The Register says it like it is

Update - I've been rumbled, the Yahoo server won't let me into my e-mail account now and gives me an error message!  Must have read my blog and are annoyed with me! Whoops!