About The Blog

From March 2009 to March 2012, I blogged as Hot Cross Mum – but times change, life moves on and while there will always be a special place in my blogging heart for Hot Cross Mum, she really needed a rest. So, I’m retiring her for a while to explore a new writing space – here.

‘Whims and Tonic’ is a space for me to write about writing – anything and everything to do with writing (and other things which take my fancy from time to time). Whether it is the ups and downs of my writing day, a review of a new book, a reminder of an old classic, a favourite quote, observations on what’s happening in the publishing industry, exciting news about a six-figure deal I have secured – or perhaps simply an image of a dog sticking its head out of a car window which I find amusing – this is where it will all be captured.

And the tonic part? Well, you can take it to mean something invigorating and uplifting, or you can take it with gin, ice and lemon. I’ll leave that part up to you.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rose Ryan
    May 23, 2012 @ 07:22:04

    I check in every morning-you are one of my new habits in a bid towards self discipline
    rryan

    Reply

  2. jeanreinhardt
    May 01, 2013 @ 18:39:26

    I love your blog, I found it on writing.ie. I’m very new to this and only joined twitter about three weeks ago. I’ve been writing for about a year, and have completed one book and working on two more, one being an historical romance set in the Irish famine days. Your words are so inspiring that I am going to buy an ereader and download your book. Thank you for such an interesting and encouraging blog.

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    • Hazel Gaynor
      May 02, 2013 @ 18:31:51

      Hello Jean,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I am delighted to have inspired you in some, small way 🙂 Your writing sounds very interesting and I wish you all the very best with it. I hope you enjoy ‘The Girl Who Came Home’.

      Best wishes, Hazel x

      Reply

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