24 November 2018

Second craft fair this morning, a Christmas market this time. Perhaps not the most logical place for a Spooky, Halloween thriller anthology, but perfect for a collection of wintry 'Christmas' cards. 

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1 November 2018

National Novel Writing Week @NaNoWriMo has started again, and this year KMorral is taking the opportunity to draft the second part in the possible 'The House' (working title) series. 

28 October 2018.

New friends and contacts made this weekend at Wenhaston Craft, Gift and Produce market on Saturday morning (27th October) as Worlds Apart made it's halloween marketing debut. Although a steady trickle of people that disappointed other stall holders, two sales, several leaflets distributed, three positive conversations and a new author friend motivating KMorral into this years NaNoWriMo can only be considered good :-) 

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1 October 2018.

As part of a marketing push, KMorral has an early bird booking on two craft fairs for September and October 2019 and just waiting on confirmation for October this year. Watch this space for more details

15 September 2018

'Followed' a 500 word FlashFiction short story initially submitted to the Noirwich Crime literary festival is now available to read in full in KMorral's Redbubble writing portfolio for a short period. In early 2019 this will then become available on the Suffolk Library  Local Writers system. 

In preparation for Halloween, 'Worlds Apart' has been reduced to the bargain price of £5.00. Get your copy while you can.

30 August 2018

Last week (21 - 28th August) was not the best week of 2018.

Teddy, with only having been part of the Morral team for 11 months sadly crossed the rainbow bridge, to a world without pain. This evening has been a time of remembering with new Redbubble Uploads and features. 

It was confirmed that KMorral's entry to the NOIRWhich Flash Fiction had not been short-listed. This will soon be made available - more info to follow

 

16 August 2018

The year is vanishing rapidly, with embarrassingly little progress on editing 'The House' (working title) and too much progress increasing a 'books I have read list'. This is recently picking up, with scribbles on a page now being transferred to the computer, and a parallel guide book to Whatten Hall being developed as understanding grows.

13th August saw the submission of an exactly 500 word Flash Fiction piece for the NOIRwich crime writing festival (based in Norwich) competition. A challenge that Morral complicated my missing the rules that allowed a 50 word overspill. Morral used this opportunity to explore the second person narrative where-by 'you' become the principle narrator. The results of this trial will be uploaded when available.

 

21 January 2018

Editing a work in progress, first of a trilogy, started this week with a pre-edit read through, and analysis of the pace. Required extensions identified, points of clarification and examples of inconsistencies have been identified. Next weeks read through will focus on identifying and correcting tense, and from there more detailed insert and correction will take place. 'The House' (working title) will take form for a third draft. An inspirational Pinboard has been created on Pinterest for setting - check it out here.

27 November 2017

An enjoyable morning was spent displaying Worlds Apart and Greatest Anthology Written to the public, even if no sales were made. Marketing experience is always valuable, and more bookmarks, postcards and business cards are ready for distribution. 

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07.11.2017

KMorral is looking forward to taking 'Worlds Apart: Short Story Collection' out to the public in Beccles for a Table Top Sale on the 18th of November. First Author outing - only one year into its publication! but what a year it has been. Follow KMorral's Journal/ blog to find out why.

14 October 2017

CEA Greatest Anthology Written is launched! Order yours here: CEA Publications: Greatest Anthology Written

2 October 2017

Halloween offer of £5.00 per paperback copy of World's Apart: short Story Anthology announced. 

17 September 2017

Final confirmation is in: CEA Greatest Anthology Written contains 107 stories, by 107 authors. The collection contains: 473080 words, 599 pages. 

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10 September 2017

Today KMorral visited the East Anglian Festival of Culture to receive her certificate and winning copy of the anthology published to raise funds for Alzheimers Research UK. 

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The event was a fascinating chance, albeit only briefly attended due to time limitations, to talk to authors and explore the range of books written in the locality, hear readings from the winning contributors to the anthology and listen to a motivational speech from one of the other attendees. 

29 August 2017

KMorral was once again interviewed by Jill Bowyer of Salford city Radio's 'Drive with Kaleidoscope' talking about KMorral's involvement in the World Record Anthology and the overall process of achieving a literary world record. 

Listen again here, with the interview taking place approximately 15 minutes in.

23 - 24 August 2017

World's Apart is currently attending the Beijing book fair. fingers crossed for increased interest.

22 August 2017 - World Record Anthology.

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Over the last few weeks KMorral has been editing a short story for submission into a Guiness World Record Attempt anthology. The record is targeting the most number of authors in one anthology - currently set at 50. Our organiser is targeting 100, with 112 interested authors from all over the world and 55 currently submitted, we ar eloping positive. to achieve the record, alongside technicalities, we need to sell 1000 copies (some of which can be e-books). 

The anthology -'Greatest Anthology ever written' can be pre-ordered, and full details, found through Celenic Earth Publications website.

6 August 2017 - Competition Win!

So it turns out, that being left alone for two weeks at work, getting a stinking cold and having a birthday with parental visits has a greater impact on website updates than anticipated. 

As of the 8th of July, the cover of the East Anglia Festival of culture anthology will be one of the images submitted by KMorral Fiction Photography. 

25 June 2017

Two new images just submitted for the East Anglia Festival of Culture photography competition: the winning image to be the cover over a new Anthology of local authors short stories. All in support of Alzheimers Research UK. Fingers crossed :-) but a good cause to support anyway.

01 June 2017

This week World's Apart attended BookExpo USA in New York.

12 March 2017

This week Worlds Apart will be attending the London Book Fair (14 - 16 March), sharing the AuthorHouse [printing company] table with other recent publications. This is the first chance for the wider professional literary world to see what it and KMorral has to offer. Wish us luck!

07 February 2017

KMorral gives her first live (telephone) interview tonight on Salford City Radios Kaleidoscope hour (5-6pm), with Jill Bowyer. Listen online here as KMorral discusses the stories behind the stories and the experience of writing.

29 January 2017

Had a busy day playing with photographs… the first of the valentines collection is now available through KMorral's Redbubble shop… lots of inspiration still simmering and more works in the system.

And … after a months delay, the first monthly features have found their way to the Photography Page. Check them  out here

20 January 2017

So… KMorral's first ever full interview is now live, thanks to blogger and author Jesse Teller! You can find it online as part of his Friday Interviews series visit  jesseteller.com

The questions were distributed and answered in November and KMorral is looking forward to the next step - a live telephone interview for Salford City radio on the 7th of February 2016 (between 5 and 5.30pm).

17/12/2016

KMorral is delighted to confirm that Worlds Apart is now online through the reading and reviewing website GoodReads. An author account has been set up , where you will be able to communicate directly with KMorral, you will find some of her many interests in reading and will be able to share your review of Worlds Apart with the world. Visit KMorral's profile.

 

12/12/2016

WORLDS APART Out Now... Visit my Fiction page for full details.

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This collection of 6 short stories offer the readers a tantalising glimpse into the lives of the very different characters. An insight into their daily existence, or an exploration of a thrilling episode which has the potential to prove deadly. 

 

11/11/2018

On the day that we remember the armistice for the First World War, this weeks features have a peaceful theme, a time to pause and reflect, to take in the beauty around us and to consider what we lost and what we gained and lost those 100 years ago, and in all conflicts since. 

28/10/2018

Only one photograph included in this weeks spooky features for halloween this week, the remaining 5 are works of fantasy and supernatural fiction.

1/10/2018

What better way to celebrate both World Architecture Day and World [human] Habitat Day which share the same date, than for this weeks features to have an architectural flavour.

23/09/2018

To celebrate the passing of the equinox and the changing of the seasons, this weeks features have an autumnal theme.

16/09/2018

How to follow a feature of a rabbit that thought he was a cat? With a feature on Cats of course, for Happy Cat Month.

30/08/2018

Sadly, Teddy passed away on the 22nd August this year. It has taken some time to adjust, but this weeks features are in memory of this gentle, loving boy

19/08/2018

For World Photograph Day, this weeks features sample the range of KMorral's portfolio: Architecture; Rabbits; Landscapes; Vibrant colours; Music. Two of the images have been edited: Yin and Yang is cropped, framed and toned to provide fair balance between Black and White Rabbit; and Apparition... see if you can figure that one out!

12/08/2018

This weekend saw the Harvest Moon Festival, free open air community event in Suffolk, which was thoroughly enjoyed in the sunshine. Earlier in the summer Latitude festival signs dominated the Suffolk countryside, next weekend Beccles Quay will Rock and of course many other music (and other) festivals fill fields and parks with music and happy people. So this weeks features celebrate music and dance. 

06/08/2018

Back from holiday, and I have the bunnies back, so this weeks features focus on the bunny trio

27/07/2018

This weeks features - enough to last a fortnight - are not only chosen for national fishing month, but also for a refreshing break from the eternal heat in the UK at the moment.

15/07/2018

This weeks features have a rabbit theme as progress resumes on the 'Smarte - tale of two rabbits, and friends' after an eventful couple of weekends.

02/07/2018

the UK is in the midst of a heat wave, and this weeks features reflect that, with bright, sunny colours - and one reminder of what water is! 

17/06/2018

Happy fathers day to all fathers. With no suitably images, this weeks features celebrate my return to editing 'The House' (working title), with a mix of house based images and writing themed or first person (there's a hint!) fiction. 

06/06/2018

This weeks features celebrate Rabbit Awareness Week.

04/03/2018

This weeks features have an architectural theme this week prompted by on-going editing and research for 'The House' (working title).

25/02/2018

Winter is coming to the UK next week, so the features have a chilly theme.

19/02/2018

After a weekend visit to an open garden with some glorious winter flowers, this weeks features have a floral theme.

11/02/2018

Last weeks romantic features continue with a snuggly series this week for valentines day

05/02/2018

This weeks features celebrate a snowy romance this month of St Valentines, following the snow that greeted me this morning.  

28/01/2018

We've had a wet week here in the UK, so this weeks features have a water theme.

21/01/2018

In an attempt to bring good luck to my re-harmony rabbit project, this weeks features have Smudge and Bart getting cozy - If showing them these would work, I'd do so in a flash. 

15/01/2018

Ah well, so much for Christmas features. But there is still time to celebrate winter, and this weeks features do just that.

27/11/2017

The last of these years features - prior to a month of Christmas selections - is in celebration of National Tree Week here in the UK.

13.11.17

This weeks features are the rabbits again, Smudge and Bart, in some of KMorral's favourites. 

29.10.17

After yet more house moving delays, this weeks features celebrate autumn and the closing in of evening's with the end of British and European Summer time and the change of the clocks.

15/10/2017

This weeks features celebrate farming after a lovely day at Gressenhall Farm and workhouse Apple day

08/10/2017

This weeks features celebrate architecture in recognition of the Festival of Architecture in Norwich and Norfolk: FANN2017

03/10/2017

This weeks, delayed due to a recent house move, features celebrate World Animal Day on the 4th of October

17/09/2017

This weeks features celebrate the bunnies after they made a sticker sale :-)

10/09/2017

This weeks features celebrate the sky after a weird, inspirational and mildly scary drive home last week (with thunder storm, rainbow and golden sunset all happening at the same time. 

03/09/2017

In celebration of a big week and a vanished month, this weeks features are a combination of house move and celebration images and writing. 

13/08/2017

This weeks photography page features focus on the layers in nature.

06/08/2017

Somewhat astonished at the extent of the delay, this weeks features are a celebration of summer fun. 

04/07/2017

This weeks features are a mix of pictures and words, celebrating a fantasy theme. Check them out in full here.

25/06/2017

Although delayed, this weeks features are in honour of Rabbit Awareness Week which took place this last week.

11/06/2017

This weeks features have been selected to acknowledge Open Farm Sunday here in the UK. 

04/06/2017

This weeks features are a tribute to Manchester (charity concert on tonight) and the solidarity of music with urban centres and musical instruments forming a mix of images.

21/05/2017

This weeks features celebrate nature in the diversity of creatures and views. 

14/05/17

This weeks features have a musical theme :-) 

07/05/17

This weeks features are a reminder of sunny holidays in Crete, last year.

24/04/2017

Continuing with the spring theme, this week's features are a multitude of flowers. 

17/04/17

In honour of Easter, the theme for this weeks photography features are bunny themed, giving Smudge and Bart the forefront. Check them out on my Photography page, or in my Redbubbble Cover Collection.

04/04/2017

This weeks features, having been delayed by holiday without internet and distraction in the form of reading material, are now in place: the theme? Holidays! :-) 

19/03/2017

This weeks features are now in place, with a theme of fantastic beasts.

12/03/2017

After an oversight last week, this weeks features are all short stories: available to read through Redbubble

27/02/2017

In stark contrast to last week, this week's features are full of colour!

20/02/2017

This weeks features are have a black and white theme, split between Smudge and Bart and architectural images.

12/02/2017

This weeks weekly features have a rather obvious 'Valentine' theme - being either red, floral or heart shaped. A gift to all singles and couples alike.

07/02/2017 To hear KMorral live, listen to Salford City radio 94.4FM: listen again here

29/01/2017

The first of the valentines collection is now available through KMorral's Redbubble shop.

The first monthly features now in place on KMorral's Photography Page.

20/01/2017

My first official Author interview is now live!

18/12/2016

Smart, professional marketing material arrived!

17/12/2016

Goodreads account all set up, just waiting for some readers and ratings!

12/12/2015. Books delivered! New Christmas tree made! Ready to distribute to all who want it.

06/12/2016

Delivery delayed :-( distribution as soon as possible.

14/11/2016

750 copies ordered… bulk purchases enables a discount price to the online retail price available elsewhere. 10-15 days for delivery (for release date of 05/12/16!) and then all hands to the grindstone to distribute samples, leaflets and pre-ordered copies.

10/11/2016

With Christmas just around the corner, KMorral's Christmas Collection has been re-introduced to her photography portfolio. Get a selection of Christmas cards, wintery images and festive curiosities to get yourself, or your friends, in the winter frame of mind. 

07/11/2016

Final Proof approved! Worlds apart will available from the 14th of November. Now I just have to get the marketing sorted! It has suddenly become very real very fast!

06/11/2016

First Proof copy seen, reviewed and returned with comments. Getting twitchy about seeing the real thing now!