My First Blog

Well here I am, joining the ranks, finally, as an author blogger.

As with most technology things I am fearful, apprehensive and a little nervous to be taking this fairly big step (along with a new website) but I also believe that in today’s world of writing and books, if you want to survive at all, then being part of the blogging, social networking and information sharing scene, online, is the only way to go.

My aim is to write a regular blog on a regular day, so those following will know that on a certain day or time they can access my blog and know there will be a new entry there. I realise I will need to be very disciplined about this.

I would love to have my fellow author/illustrator friends, as well as children, librarians and teachers reading my regular blog and following what I am doing in my writing life.

I’ve included the photo below, because it was the very first carousel I found in Italy last year. It was sitting in a piazza (town square) in a tiny little village in the hills above Bologna, called Vignola. I have many carousel photos now, mostly European ones which family and friends have been snapping for me in their travels.

I should explain that my latest picture book ‘Flame Stands Waiting’ is the story of a stationary carousel horse, who in his heart wants to be a jumper, like all the others. The book was illustrated by Sebastian Ciaffaglione and Published by Black Dog Books.

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  1. Sheryl Gwyther And let me be the first to welcome you to the world of blogging, Corinne! So are we to be treated to another blog today? No pressure, mind. :P It's a gorgeous photo too. best wishes Sheryl x
    March 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm · Reply
    • corinne Tx. Sheryl for taking the time to visit here. Still getting used to it.
      March 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm · Reply
    • corinne The blog will be once a week I think Sheryl, if I'm lucky! I forgot to do the 'approve' thing, so I suspect that's why you thought my blog wasn't there. Let's hope so. It was fine when I checked. Tx.
      March 15, 2011 at 9:54 pm · Reply
      • Sheryl Gwyther Yes, I can see it now. That other link must have been your older website as there was no blog on it at all. Getting this one now. :P
        March 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm · Reply
  2. Gabrielle Wang I love your website and I love this beautiful photo of you!
    March 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm · Reply
    • corinne Tx. Gabi for your lovely message and help today. x
      March 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm · Reply
  3. Chris Bell Hi Corinne Welcome to the blogging world. Congratulations on your gorgeous new website too. I look forward to popping back to see what you're working on and/or hearing what's happening in your writing life. Chris :)
    March 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm · Reply
    • corinne Tx. Chris. Working my way slowly. x
      March 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm · Reply
  4. Sharon Hunting Welcome to the blogging world Corinne... May you have a great time exploring its world... Sharon - Dymocks Doncaster
    March 15, 2011 at 8:55 pm · Reply
    • corinne Tx. Sharon. Still have my learner plates on.
      March 15, 2011 at 9:51 pm · Reply
  5. Claire Welcome to the blogging world from me too, Corinne. Lovely to have you here. You will find your voice here too.
    March 16, 2011 at 10:25 am · Reply
  6. Jenny Melnik Your website is lovely! very easy to navigate and a joy to read. :-)
    March 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm · Reply
    • corinne Hi Jenny, Thanks so much and lovely to hear from you. C.
      March 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm · Reply
  7. Sue Go Corinne!!! Gorgeous website and lovely photo on your blog. Well done you!! x
    March 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm · Reply
  8. Kaye Baillie I enjoyed your blog, Corinne. Lovely photo too. I look forward to popping into your site regularly. Kaye Baillie
    March 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm · Reply
    • corinne Thanks very much Kaye.
      March 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm · Reply
  9. Julie Murphy Congratulations on your brand spanking new blog, Corinne. And it looks great too! Best wishes, Julie.
    March 17, 2011 at 10:23 am · Reply
    • corinne Thanks a lot Julie.
      March 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm · Reply
  10. Lorraine Marwood Hi Corinne, great to see you in the blogging world- love the photo too- look forward to many more blog entries from you. Lorraine
    March 17, 2011 at 12:54 pm · Reply
    • corinne Tx. Lorraine. Hopefully they'll be regular entries.
      March 17, 2011 at 5:56 pm · Reply
  11. Marjory Gardner Splendid website, Corinne! Beautiful, clear, and easy to navigate. And congrats on the blog; I'll check in once a week! (which day will you update?) Marjory
    March 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm · Reply
    • corinne Tx. Marjory. I need to pick the day yet. Will advise.
      March 17, 2011 at 5:56 pm · Reply
  12. Claire Welcome to the Blogdom!
    March 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm · Reply
    • corinne Hi Claire, Got it. Thanks so much (learner plates still flapping).
      March 17, 2011 at 5:55 pm · Reply
  13. Janeen Brian Hi Corinne, What a lovely picture and choice of new story. I hope Flame takes you to all the places you want to go. Best wishes. Janeen
    March 18, 2011 at 3:32 pm · Reply
    • corinne Hi Janeen, Thank you. Hope all is wonderful with you. C.
      March 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm · Reply
  14. Meredith Costain The new website and blog look lovely, Corinne. Very clean and fresh. Love the pic of you on the carousel, especially as I know exactly where you are :) Would love to see some photos of the wildlife and view from your deck on your 'about me' page.
    March 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm · Reply
    • corinne And allowing for time differences, that's probably where we were a year ago!
      March 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm · Reply
    • corinne silly me, I didn't finish reading all the post. Yes, that's exactly what I plan to do - stick with the animal theme. (Smiley face here - which I can't find yet).
      March 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm · Reply
  15. Sue Walker Congratulations on your new website - clean and easy to navigate. I'm very envious of your travels, both on carousels and off them.
    March 21, 2011 at 5:51 pm · Reply
    • corinne Hi Sue, Thank you. That's very kind. I am very tentative with all of it to be honest (especially the blog part) but I'll get there learning a little at a time I guess. Feel like I'm going around on a carousel a bit at the moment to be honest!
      March 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm · Reply

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