Posts Tagged ‘Winter is Coming’

So Winter is Coming! And I couldn’t be more excited! Granted if there were whitwalkers out there, I might be a little less enthusiastic, but then again there would be the men of the nightwatch to balance things out.

I love winter, more than stretching out in the heat of the sun, more than having longer light hours, only slightly more than autumn evenings that are full of smokey smells and crisp leaves under foot – I am romanticising, I know, but winter for me is the best time of year – snuggling up under blankets as the night draws in, eating hot soup with freshly baked bread, taking a long hot bath after being outside for a few hours, Christmas (I do love Christmas) snow, being able to see your breath, drinking whiskey and mulled wine to warm you up after a brisk walk – yes to me, winter is the best time of year.

But I know that isn’t the case for everyone. For a start there is little to no cricket, which is not a good beginning, but on a more serious note – winter brings problems for a lot of people. Icy pavements are dangerous to walk on for a lot of people, not just the elderly, driving conditions are more treacherous, people have to choose between heating their homes and feeding themselves due to the rise price of fuel and then there are those who are isolated and those who suffer from conditions like depression.

I would really encourage people to remember this in the coming weeks, I’m currently raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support throughout September as they not only provided help for the emotional side of dealing with cancer, but the financial side as well. Each copy of my Shroud of Darkness boxset that is purchased during September will see £2 going to Macmillan. I’m aiming to raise a minimum of £2,000 for the charity. That’s only 1,000 copies of the boxset, so please, help if you can afford it, if not then please share this so that more people can learn about the great work Macmillan do and that no one should suffer alone. to purchase the boxset to learn more about macmillan

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Yes Monday has arrived and don’t we all know it. As the temperature has finally caught up with the time of year, we are battling with the heating system in the office and some of us are even using our keyboards with fingerless gloves. Yes we know summer couldn’t last forever and the UK would eventually plunge into the cold depths of autumn but on the plus side Game of Thrones fans – Winter is coming.

After our (mostly) hectic weekends, the office is full of Red vs. Blue quoting in one quarter and a few with heads on desks muttering something about needing to sleep more than they need to drink coffee. But thankfully our web gremlins have been drinking their coffee like good little gremlins and have been hard at work. There have been a few changes made already to the site layout and each book that we publish now has its own dedicated page. There are more changes to come but some of those will be down to you – yes you – the site users. At the moment we have two different layouts over on the Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren and the Chronicles of Celadmore pages. We’ve had some feedback already from people sending PMs to the facebook pages about the layout and the new site (thank you for that!!) but we want more. If you have a few minutes to spare take a look at the two pages and see which layout you prefer or if you think it needs something completely different! It’s completely up to you. If you do have any feedback for us then please Contact Us.

In other news C.S. Woolley will be appearing at the Furies Nottingham book launch on 14th October at the Maze and though the Nicolette Mace blog has been idle for the better part of two months there will be new posts up there later today.

Happy Monday everyone!