I’ve been so busy with my tours this year that it has been really hard to keep up with my writing schedule. My schedule is pretty demanding as I have two or three titles at various stages of completion.
However, the drought is almost over with my next release around the corner. Straight From The Horse’s Mouth delves into the English language and Idioms in particular. I know many authors like to write solely fiction but I really enjoy writing fiction and non-fiction. I’m sure that the best-selling fiction books sell better than the best-selling non-fiction books but to be honest, I think that for the average writer, it is easier to get recognition in the less crowded non-fiction categories. Maybe they are a little harder to write but certainly my sales make it worth it.
An Idiom can be described as being a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on its own.
Our modern English language is bursting with unusual sayings and Idioms that once had a very specific cause and meaning but centuries later, we use them every day even if we don’t exactly know why or even what they precisely mean.
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth is one such example and my new illustrated book takes a look at some of the popular Idioms that makes English the beautiful, evolving and at times downright bizarre language that it is.