One of Fortune’s Fools

I’m Just One of Fortune’s Fools

I used to play Bridge when I was an Uni. It was only fun, simple Bridge – natural bidding or the easiest of conventions and we would swap around partners depending who had a lecture or tutorial to attend. I remember one player, though, every time someone hesitated before drawing trumps, would mutter, ‘He who stands on the riverbank…’

I never did find out what the end of the saying was supposed to be, but it implied that it was a bad idea to dither around not getting on with a job that needs doing. This is a job that needs doing, on the bank of which I have been standing for a good long while.

So today I’m jumping in the river – I am starting my own blog.

It’s important to be well connected

Every author has a blog. I think it is as compulsory as having an author page on Amazon and Goodreads, or a  Facebook and Facebook Author Page and a Twitter presence. But aside a couple of small sallies on my provided Goodreads blog, dipping my toes in the river, I have not been blogging. That is now remedied thanks to the technical assistance and hosting from Ducky and Eric of the SciFiRoundtable.

So you can look forward to an interesting and varied diet of reviews, short stories, poetry, pictures, interviews and any other odd items that turn up and seem good to share with the world – not forgetting updates on my books and background nuggets on Fortune’s Fools.

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E.M. Swift-Hook

In the words that Robert Heinlein put into the mouth of Lazarus Long: 'Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.' Having tried a number of different careers, before settling in the North-East of England with family, three dogs, cats and a small flock of rescued chickens, I now spend a lot of time in private and have very clean hands.

2 thoughts on “One of Fortune’s Fools”

  1. Knock, knock.

    Not sure where I am. Looking for EM. She’s a great writer. And funny. And witty. Or lots of both (three?).

    Please tell her Rafael dropped by, happy to see that like Napoleon, she decided to “take Vienna”.

    And tell Eric I thought his concept and image for The Roundtable (?), impressive.


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