Overusing the word ‘sorry’ can appear insincere and/or make you look a bit of a walkover, as is correctly stated by Janet Hill, the Editor of #MeMeMe – online wellbeing magazine.

Janet refers to Emma Holmes of Coaching Rockstars having written a powerful exploration of the language we use – often without even thinking about it – and how it can have an effect on our mindset, confidence and self-esteem.

But I would point out that it’s good to say #sorry when you mean it because you know you are in the #wrong. …
A lot of #celebrities and #politicians might benefit greatly from doing just that – instead of trying to gloss over their mistakes.

The alternative, of course, is to keep your mouth shut. Perhaps #Donald #Trump should try that sometimes!

Talking of celebrities’ mistakes, you may like to go to and also tell your friends to visit my Facebook page on…/…

Meanwhile, can anyone give any examples of when saying ‘sorry’ can be a very good or very bad idea?


Would you like a good #laugh? Then here are three links you may like to go to which should give you a few giggles – even some belly laughs – and entertain you.

The first is on my MrTONYxFLOOD channel on You Tube which you can reach at: and if you look at WARNING ABOUT HARRY POTTER AND THE SECRET POTION after almost 3 minutes you can see me being smoke-bombed, blown up and finally meeting an even more dreadful fate!

This shows how you can use #humour on short videos on You Tube to increase awareness about your books or the service you are offering.

There’s some good humour, anecdotes and #celebrity #revelations in a short extract of me starring with former West End actor Alan Baker on TV programme When Variety was King, the direct link to which is

You should also be entertained by me being interviewed by Allison Ferns on BBC Radio Sussex about anecdotes from my celebrity book MY LIFE WITH THE STARS and my spicy #crime #thriller TRIPLE TEASE, which has been endorsed by best selling crime writer #Peter #James – the link can be found at the top of my website:

As an author, I am happy to mix ‘business’ with fun and giving helpful information to others. Hope these links entertain you and you feel able to share them with your friends!



Here’s a chance to buy an ideal Christmas present for a bargain price – and help a children’s charity at the same time!
Husband and wife authors Tony and Heather Flood have decided to support Children with Cancer UK by giving them donations from the sales of signed copies of their specially discounted books.

Tony, who is also President of Anderida Writers, says: “There are signed copies at reduced prices of my crime thriller Triple Tease, recommended by No. 1 crime writer #Peter #James and actor #Brian #Capron, and my celebrity revelations book My Life With The Stars, containing revelations and anecdotes on #Elvis #Presley, #Frank #Sinatra, #Joan #Collins, #George #Best, #Muhammad #Ali and a host of other big names. Just go to for special offers that can save up to £5 a book, which includes postage and a donation to charity.

“Another book that can provide a special treat for yourself, or be an ideal #low #cost #Christmas #gift, is my fantasy adventure The Secret Potion, which actress June Whitfield recommends as a great choice for Harry Potter fans of all ages.

“And if you want to treat your children or grandchildren then there are Heather Flood’s Mousey Mousey series books, one of which went to No. 1 in it’s category in the Amazon top 100, and her special collection of short stories in Giant Sticker Monster and Other Children’s Stories. To check these out just go to

“A donation from the sales will be made to #charity Children With Cancer.

“Former West End actor Alan Baker read recommendations for these books at the Eastbourne Book Festival, together with those by fellow Anderida members D.H. Wells (The Voyages of Captain Ned: Odes to a Sailor), Robert Crouch (No Accident), Michael J. Fleming (The Fish on My Ear), Laurie Wilkinson (Poetic Views of Life, More Poetic Views of Life and Reviews of Life in Verse) and Phillipa Drake (Lyrical Musings). These books and others by talented local authors, such as Maggie de Vos (Santiago at Seventy), are also available on Amazon.”

Would-be authors who want advice can contact Mr Flood at to obtain details about Anderida Writers and the Creative Writing Group he runs with his wife Heather.



by Tony Flood, author of spicy crime thriller Triple Tease and celebrity revelations book My Life With The Stars

Peter James, the best-selling crime writer and Anderida Writers’ patron, has brought out two more books, and another of his thrillers, Not Dead Enough, is being adapted as a stage play to be performed at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, from Monday February 13th to Saturday February 18th, starring Shane Richie as Roy Grace and Laura Whitmore as Cleo, as part of its nationwide tour starting on Jan 26th.

The twelfth novel in the award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace crime series, Love You Dead, came out as paperback in October, the hardback having been published mid-May.

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life – to be beautiful and rich. She’s achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she’s working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it’s getting rid of the husband afterwards that’s harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect… See more at:

Fans of Peter’s Roy Grace series know that his crime novels draw on in-depth research into the lives of Brighton and Hove police and are set in a world every bit as gritty as the real thing.  His friend Graham Bartlett was a long-serving detective in the city once described as Britain’s ‘crime capital’. Together, in Death Comes Knocking, they have written a gripping account of some of the city’s most challenging cases, taking the reader from crime scenes and incident rooms to the morgue, and introducing some of the real-life detectives who inspired Peter James’ characters.

Whether it’s the murder of a dodgy nightclub owner and his family in Sussex’s worst non-terrorist mass murder or the race to find the abductor of a young girl; tracking down the antique trade’s most notorious ‘knocker boys’; nailing an audacious ring of forgers, or hunting for a cold-blooded killer who executed a surfer, the authors skilfully evoke the dangerous inside story of policing, the personal toll it takes and the dedication of those who risk their lives to keep the public safe.

Death Comes Knocking took Peter to a hat-trick of three titles in the Sunday Times charts in a month, with House on Cold Hill and Love You Dead.

Peter, the 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger Award recipient, has a new YouTube Channel. You can subscribe for free at  See more at: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Play: Continue reading “PETER JAMES TREATS US TO NEW BOOKS AND A PLAY”

Passion Or Enthusiasm?

The blog by thatlittlevoice (below) makes some good points. Passion is more emotive and dramatic than enthusiasm and can be a great thing if applied in the right measures, both in real life and in fictional stories. I hope I got the balance right in my spicy crime thriller Triple Tease. You can check it out on

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I wonder how much passion I have.

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Enthusiasm? Yes.

Passion? I dunno.

So, how much enthusiasm does one need to be passionate? And what are the differences in the two words or emotions?

Off I went to Merriam-Webster Dictionary to figure out if I’m passionate or enthusiastic or a bit of both. Turns out, they really have the same meanings, and here is what I found:

Enthusiasm–1. strong excitement about something : enthusiasm-14, enthusiasm, passionate, differencesa strong feeling of active interest in something that you like or enjoy; 2. something causing a feeling of excitement and active interest : a hobby that someone feels enthusiastic about. Eagerness, interest, fervor, passion, gusto, zeal, zest, keenness, excitement, fire, craze, interest, hobby, mania, pastime, pursuit, fad, fashion, leisure pursuit, favorite activity

Passion–1. a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something, 2.  a strong feeling (such as anger) that causes you to…

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