Author Archives: Deborah Jay

Beautiful #Scotland – exploring where I live

I am so snowed under with stuff to do right now, unfortunately blogging is taking a bit of a back seat. Summer finally arrived in the Highlands, and that means when not working, its all hands on deck in the garden. As we have incredibly long days – currently daylight at around 4am, sunset after […]

Monday #Funnies

I’m back on the road again for one of my long haul coaching trips, so it’s back to the good old standby of funnies, this time (loosely) writing-themed. Mind you, who doesn’t appreciate a good laugh? The first is very topical as I have done plenty of Zooming over the last year plus, and my […]

Ever considered joining or organising a multi-author boxset? #Marketing #Freebooks

I will admit I probably wouldn’t consider arranging one of these myself just yet, but when a prolific and successful author I follow offered the opportunity to five other authors to apply to join her in a boxset venture, I put THE PRINCE’S MAN forward right away. The lady in question, Australian author Patty Jansen, […]

#BookReview – ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER #2 – THE LAUGHING CORPSE by Laurell K Hamilton #FantasyHorror #zombies

I am still reading through the omnibus edition of the first 3 books in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series – there are at least 24 books to date – and loving it. Horror is not my usual genre, but these are so well written with Anita’s humanity and principles clearly to the forefront despite […]

UK or US English – does it bother you either way?

I am a UK author, and I write my books in English – I don’t like to qualify that by calling it ‘UK English’ because in my books that’s a redundancy. I hope that doesn’t offend my many US friends. My reason for raising this, is that I often see discussions between UK authors about […]

#BookReview EPICENTRE by Chris Andrews #mermaids #fantasy

I hesitated about reviewing this book, but decided that even a 3 star review can be useful to an author – I felt I had enough positive to say to balance the negative to make it worth it, so here it is. Epicentre by Chris Andrews My rating: 3 of 5 stars Grace is a […]

Monday #Funnies

By the time this post goes live, I will be on the road, driving from North Scotland to Southern England for the first time this year. It’s a 650 mile, 12 hour drive, and I’m doing it in my little horsebox so I have my own mobile accommodation, what with COVID restrictions still in place. […]

Are you making the most of your Amazon Author Central account? #EditorialReviews

I’m assuming you have your Amazon Author page set up? If not, then do so right away! Your author page is where customers can find all your books in one place, and links to your blog too. They find it by clicking on your name, on your book’s sale page And this is what it […]

Monday #Funnies

We woke up this morning to a white Easter Monday Known as the ‘lambing snow’, it’s a regular feature of the Highland year. Unfortunately this year it looks set in for the next 5 days, so the daffodils and the tulips might not survive. Work has taken over the last few days, and I’ve given […]

#Audiblegate and why it’s important to all authors

How aware are you of the debacle over Amazon’s ACX payments and contracts, and even if you are, do you appreciate the implications this storm has for ALL authors, and not just for those with audio books? I became aware and interested because I am intending to launch into audiobook production later this year, and […]