Category Writing

#Sale – #OneWeekOnly – #The Emissary Books 1, 2, and 3 – $.99

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
To celebrate the fact that I’m VASTLY improved from my breakthrough case of COVID, I decided to say thank you to my guardian angel by offering each of my Emissary books for the heavenly price of a mere $.99 apiece. (If you download all three books, you’ll save $3.00.) …

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 […]

One Down and One To Go – Let’s Celebrate! #Sale

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
In celebration of my husband’s remarkable complete recovery from COVID-19, I have made an executive decision! (Alert the Media!) The best way I can think of to share our good fortune with others is to have a BIG SALE, so for at least a week (possibly a bit longer),…

#BookReview: THE FERRYMAN AND THE SEA WITCH by D. Wallace Peach #fantasy

In the midst of all the craziness going on around here: the building work, finishing up the climax of The Five Kingdom’s series, writing the outline for my commissioned equestrian book, getting annual accounts done super early to see if I am eligible for the government’s final COVID pay out, checking over the proofs for […]

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 […]

Survey: What Readers Really Want

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
A few days ago, Written World Media (WWM) published the results of a survey on what readers really want. The company has five reader-facing brands such as Freebooksy, Bargain Booksy, and Red Feather Romance, that allow authors and publishers to reach the right readers, with each of these brands…

#BookReview: WITCHY BUSINESS by Eve Paludan and Stuart Sharp #Supernatural

I’m still snowed under with stuff to do, and about to set off again on the long haul south to teach (and judge at the British Dressage Winter Championships – yay!), so just a quick book review this week. Witchy Business by Eve Paludan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up because […]

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, […]