Category Writing

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 […]

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 […]