Hi all, this isn’t author or writing related but I feel that it is extremely important to everyone and anyone reading this right now.
Three weeks today me, my girlfriend April & my mum Helen will be running the Great South Run in Portsmouth, which is 10 miles long.
Cancer is something that affects millions of people across the globe and although it can be stopped in some cases, there are still many people dying to the hands of cancer. The last few years have been tough on the Blake/Phillips family. In 2005 my Granddad lost his long battle with prostate cancer. This hit the family hard and to this day we all miss him dearly. Then 5 years later my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily mum could be helped. After 5 years of treatment she is now finally clear of all cancer which I’m sure you’ll agree is absolutely amazing!
This undoubtedly is a great reason to do this run, to celebrate my mum’s fantastic victory over cancer, to remember my granddad for his courage to fight cancer for so long and to raise money to save many other mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunties and children across the world.
Please donate by clicking on our JustGiving page link here: https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Blake2015/?utm_id=8
All donations would be greatly appreciated, however big or small they are.
I’ve done some more writing today for my next thriller novel Deception.
Today Billy has been told that his beloved woodlands are no longer his. He’s infuriated and now his mind is filled with anger…
I have been writing my thriller novel and it is getting extremely close to the juicy and big twist now.
Billy is an intriguing character and the reader will have many questions about him, but Billy currently has many questions for his love interest Eve.
Billy though is continuing to have weird thoughts, but no wonder with his current situation!
I can finally reveal that I have decided to call this new thriller Deception!
Let me know your thoughts on the book title.
I’ve recently been strongly affected by something that I found out, and so I thought I would write a miniature story about it. The challenge is not to write more than 140 characters, which is a great challenge. See if you can figure out what the story is about.
‘I’m forced to come out just twice a day, made to perform and play. 5 minutes gone, off I go, back to my lonesome cave.’
Yesterday I completed the gruelling Nuts Challenge and thankfully I didn’t die!
For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s a 7k army assault course caped in mud. There’s running, climbing, sliding, crawling, swinging, jumping, swimming (I chose to do this at one stage) and carrying. It was exhausting, but I’m glad that I did it to pick up my medal at the end.
Check out my photos from the day to get an idea of what it was like. These photos were taken at the end of the course so I had already done the hard stuff!
I did all of my own stunts!
Can you guess what my miniature story on ‘140 Story’ could be about?
Endurance was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what the readers thought of it.
Star Rating: 3 stars
“A very enjoyable, fun read. Exciting, ever scary.”
“The plot is exciting and I liked the London setting.”
“Very exciting with lots of twists and turns.” – The Wishing Shelf Awards
Writing Style 6/10
Of the 16 readers…
8 thought the cover was good or excellent.
7 would read another book by T. J. Blake
12 felt the plot was the best part of the book.
Endurance is available on Amazon now!