Category Writing

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 […]

#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 […]

#BookBub Featured Deal – follow up

As I know many of you were interested to know about any lasting effects from the sales bonanza generated by my BookBub Featured Deal, I thought I’d do a follow-up post one month on, and here it is! Obviously sales have been lower this month as I’ve not done much in terms of promotion, just […]

How do you make your novel stand out from the crowd? #bookmarketing

This week I have another guest post for you, this time looking at different ways to promote your book in a crowded marketplace. Over to Hayley: 5 UNIQUE AND CREATIVE WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR NOVEL There are countless ways to promote your recently published novel on the internet. However, many novelists are already using tried-and-tested […]

#BookReview New release ‘DETACHED’ by Elicia Hyder #urbanfantasy

Elicia Hyder, author of the amazing ‘Soul Summoner’ series, is back with a brand new opener to a new series, and I had the chance to grab an ARC for review. DETACHEDBook 1 of The Saphera Nyx Seriesby Elicia HyderRelease Date: 1.26.2021ISBN-13: 978-1945775260ASIN: B08M6M49CL WEBSITE: www.sapheranyx.com TAGLINE: She robbed her brother of his destiny. Now she’s […]

#Bookreview WISTERIA WITCHES by Angela Pepper #cozymystery #witches

A short book review this week for “Wisteria Witches: A feel-good paranormal women’s fiction mystery”, a light-hearted title with over 1400 5* ratings on Goodreads. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a 5* for me! Wisteria Witches by Angela Pepper My rating: 3 of 5 stars Former media personality, Zara, and her teenage daughter, move to the quaint […]