Author Archives: Deborah Jay

#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 […]

Apparently my mind is ‘iridescent’… #fantasy

One of my equestrian clients quizzed me the other day about my books. She’s Scottish, so my Caledonian Sprite series intrigued her, despite the fact she hadn’t read a fiction novel in 30 years! Here is what she said: ‘…the big news is I read a book – fiction – not my usual thing at […]

#Bookreview GUILTY PLEASURES by Laurell K. Hamilton #UrbanFantasy #Vampires

Back to work this week, so just a quick book review. I read this some years ago as part one of an omnibus edition of the first three in the series, ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER. Having decided to have a paperback clear out, I wanted to read the rest of the book before adding it […]

Sharing a little of my #WIP #amwriting

During the first lockdown, much of my time was taken up with outdoor activities, such as gardening, dog walking, and riding my horse. There wasn’t much time left over for writing and, like it was for so many others, creativity didn’t flow well during that period. This time around though, what with being more severely […]

5 Ways to Achieve Writing Self-Confidence #amwriting

I’m still going through my old posts, and I’ve decided to clean up my history and delete posts that are no longer relevant (short-term sales, posts with links to sites that no longer exist etc.), so I’m still a mite busy. It’s also great coming across the evergreen posts that just beg to be shared […]

#Blog review

As a consequence of the debacle over the copyrighted photo, I am now faced with the mammoth task of going back through all 835 posts, spread over the 8 years I have been blogging, to check and delete any pictures I am unsure of. It does, however, give me an opportunity to look back over […]