Lesson learned

OK, so you don’t like pictures without the text! I feel this blog is becoming a waste of time as I still have to edit the proofed version of my next book and telling the world about my other ventures should come well down the list. I really continued with it to give the visitors to my website http://www.juliecround.co.uk something fresh to read, keeping them up to date with my writing progress and trying to be more than a name on a cover. Also, it serves as an outlet when I have a poem to post. Maybe I’ll go quiet for a while until I have another verse as that is the only thing that gets me more than one or two readers.

All new copies of ‘Lane’s End’ have now been sold, which is a pity as the next book is the fourth in the series. However, as each book can stand alone the story will make perfect sense on its own or if the reader has read ‘Un-Stable Lane’ and ‘The Third Lane.’

None of the ‘Lane’ books are on kindle but Amazon do have them as used copies.


The Bookshow picture.

I have had to load my photos onto Google gallery to get them on here  but this is the one I wanted you to see from the book show a few posts back. From now on I might be able to put the pictures with the text!



Hubby and I went to the Daventry area for a couple of nights last week on personal business and he let me find the accommodation! That was dangerous. especially as I am a bit of a meany as far as hotels are concerned.

Anyway, I found the most reasonable nearby hotel and booked it, only realising too late that breakfast was extra. It didn’t matter. We could order it when we got there. I was looking for one of the more famous travel inns but they were too far from where we wanted to be. So I booked a GoodNight Inn, which turned out to be full, fair and friendly.

We had a lovely full English breakfast both days and the room, which appeared to be in converted stables, was adequate. In fact, two single beds put together to make a double was a little too large for a couple who like cuddles!

My photo from my camera will not load from my ‘pictures’onto media so I can’t show you what it looks like. I need to get this fixed. HELP!


Back home

I wasn’t happy with the new theme so I have reverted to the old one. Now I have to check if I have lost anything. I’m going to have another go at the photos so there may be one on here from the Southern Book Show. No, it still won’t load but here’s a nice picture instead. I found it when I was looking for book covers but it’s the wrong shape.pexels-photo-800721.jpeg



UK Southern Book Show on Sunday was a success as far as I was concerned, with six books sold and lots of interest from people who took bookmarks and chatted about writing. The pity was, that although there was a great deal of advertising on line and the organisers sent out loads of flyers  there did not seem to be any large posters round the town and the local people did not seem to know there was a free event going on at the Pavilion in Worthing.

Young people must be aware that the older generation rely on posters and word of mouth to find out what is going on locally and many of them still do not use smartphones or computers.

The choice of genres was fantastic and authors had come from Yorkshire and Birmingham to show their books. Hopefully, word will get round and the next one will be even more successful.