Category My books

UPDATE: THE PRINCE’S HEIR and our building work!

First reports are in from my Beta Readers with a gratifying thumbs up for the plot and the finish. I’m really excited to get this one out into the world – I wrote the epilogue a couple of years ago, even before I began writing this final instalment, it was such a beautiful way to […]

And here they are: #coverreveal for THE PRINCE’S HEIR and the re-covered PRINCE’S MAN #epicfantasy

Without further ado, here’s the gorgeous new cover for THE FIVE KINGDOMS book #1, THE PRINCE’S MAN I still love the original cover, but once book #4 is released I will also be putting all four together as a boxset, so they need to match. Besides, isn’t this new one gorgeous? And so to the […]

Excerpt and a (bit) more cover: THE PRINCE’S HEIR #EPICFANTASY

Now THE PRINCE’S HEIR is in the editing phase, I’m turning (some) of my attention to all that comes next, such as setting up a release schedule to include: cover reveal excerpts keeping tabs on timings for formatting and publishing on various platforms advertising schedule pre-orders (Amazon and ?) shares on other blogs updating ALL […]

It’s Done! THE PRINCE’S HEIR is in editing #Fantasy

I’ve been pretty quiet recently on the blog front, to free up some much-needed writing time. I’d always intended to get book #4 of The Five Kingdoms series out before the end of this year, but with signing the contract on my next equestrian book, the pressure was on! I set myself an end of […]

Createspace to KDP – how did you transfer your paperbacks?

It seems so long ago that Amazon closed down Createspace, and transferred all our paperbacks to KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). If, like me, you didn’t bother to transfer your paperback files yourself, but just left Amazon to do it for you, I would suggest, if you haven’t done so, that you order up a copy […]

August bonanza book sales #EpicFantasy

Just a quick post as I’m racing towards the end of the big bang climax of The Five Kingdoms book #4, and I’ve started wrapping up the epilogue at the same time. So nervous about what people will say about how I’ve handled it, but this month was a confidence booster in terms of sales. […]

THE PRINCE’S HEIR – excerpt from my WIP #amwriting #EpicFantasy

As my WIP gallops towards a close (yes, I’m writing the climax right now, and I’ve ordered the cover – yay!), I thought I’d share a few snippets with you – I shared the prologue a while ago, which you can find here in case you missed it. I never find it easy, picking out […]

News!! A new book in the pipeline #Dressage

I have good news, although it will impact on my blogging for a while, I’m afraid. I was contacted last week by the commissioning editor of Crowood Press, current owners of the J.A. Allen imprint that publishes my equestrian books. She has come up with an idea for a new series of short(ish) books, ‘100 […]

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, […]

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 […]