Isabella: The Bullet Review

Oct 8th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

At the end of last month, one of our favourite writers, Cristina Hodgson, released the third part of her Chantelle Rose series: Isabella. This instalment in the series follows Chantelle as she receives a surprise invitation that opens up the door to her long-since deceased mother’s past. New love challenges old, bonds and formed and broken, and Chantelle’s quest for the truth may destroy everyone...

Guest Post: Talking About Writing and Writing About Life

Jun 25th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Ironically, words cannot describe how excited I was to be invited to talk at the Can Anyone Write A Memoir? event at the end of April. I wasn’t published, my writing had been on a worryingly long hiatus, and yet here was the opportunity to talk about something I loved doing, that resonated deeply within me, and in one of my favourite places in the...

Guest Post: The Freedom of the Written Word

Jan 12th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

I’ve always dreamed of being a writer. For as long as I can remember, I’ve pictured myself living a bohemian author lifestyle: hauled up somewhere in the woods with nothing but books, coffee, and maybe a kitten in my midst. In my early teens, I thought the only way to be an author was to become a writer of fiction. I didn't quite understand the...