The story behind ‘Their Cruel Routines’

There are two mother-son relationships within ‘Their Cruel Routines’, the opening story in Broken Rules and Other Stories: that between the fictional mother and her adult son, and that between my own mother and myself. The latter was the spark or inspiration for the story. A few years ago, I went to stay with my mother at her house in the north of England to help look after her while she was unwell. I would be there for some months, so I set up a work station at the kitchen table, where I was able to write each day. It … Continue reading The story behind ‘Their Cruel Routines’

Glam Adelaide review

South Australia publication Glam Adelaide has a brand new review of Broken Rules here. A nice surprise. It’s really quite heartening to pull in a write-up more than six months after the book was published. It keeps things bubbling along. And it’s always nice to reach across state borders. Go here for a comprehensive list of press, reviews and other publicity for Broken Rules. Continue reading Glam Adelaide review

On BookBub

My author profile has recently been listed on BookBub, and it’s viewable at the link below: Barry Lee Thompson Books – BookBub I don’t have much of a predilection for social media, but this is a platform dedicated to books. BookBub is a resource for readers to discover titles, and for authors and publishers to raise awareness of them. What’s not to love about that! It’s early days and I’m still discovering all that the site has to offer. I’ve one follower (thank you, Elwood Writers). I’ll have the opportunity to recommend or review some of my own favourite books, … Continue reading On BookBub