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Thank you! A New Year offer to readers

Posted on January 2, 2023

Being self-published and doing my own marketing on a tiny budget means my sales are not huge, but December was my best month for sales ever, largely generated by paperback sales (via a company that will remain nameless, but ever quick and convenient to …

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Calling beta readers – have you ‘Red’ on your phone lately?

Posted on October 11, 2022

Audio books are a big thing on smart phones these days (and are 100% reading, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!) I have e-reader apps on mine which is great but the format is a bit clunky on a phone screen, whichever e-reader app I use. So I was exc …

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The Pros and Pros of Procrastinating

Posted on July 10, 2021

I’ve been working on a scene set in the Tor-Milanese Ambassador’s house in Lestar, for book 4 (An Empty Fade). I have got one of my characters into a bind and I know he’s going to get out of it, but I’ve been having a lot of trouble working out how. It …

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How readers can find stories they love

Posted on April 30, 2021

With such a diversity of routes to publishing (and during the last year, so many would-be writers with time to draft a manuscript) there has never been a better time to be a reader. But how do you as a reader find your way through all this to your kind …

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You gotta get up to get (fit in lock) down

Posted on February 26, 2021

I don’t think of myself as a party animal, but writing is a sedentary job and I do need to get out of the chair for something other than a cuppa or a meal. I try to do some kind of exercise 3 times a week plus there’s walking the dogs but of those, onl …

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It’s been a crazy year. If a free read will help you get through, HAVE IT.

Posted on November 30, 2020

It’s been a horrible year but things are starting to get a bit saner (for the rest of the world at least – for the UK I’m reserving judgement!) I have revised Melor’s Tale so it’s not a spoiler (much) any more, and am making it permafree for download f …

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Halfway through the ten year plan…

Posted on May 17, 2020

My game plan, as a writer, was to get the first three novels out in the first two years (done!), and have book 4 ready to go this year with books 5 and 6 not far behind (one’s a prequel, and the other is one of my sci-fi stories but still in the same u …

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The two of them had no option but closeness…

Posted on January 17, 2019

By Restoring the Light, Vel and Jez have been solidly thrown together and while they both complain about everything, you know they both kind of enjoy it. When you picture these two huddled damply together on a bit of tarpaulin getting wetter and crosse …

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Melor’s Tale – a FREE short story

Posted on January 3, 2019

Melor had given the inn boy a coin to stop his sheep getting out. He’d said nothing about stopping anything getting in… The tale of the day a sheep farmer found a dying woman, and made a┬álife-changing decision. Download the PDF below: Melors Tale A P …

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‘Normal people don’t do that.’

Posted on December 20, 2018

Jez running in fear of Renia’s ability is a response Renia’s used to. While it may seem extreme and close-minded to us, these people are living in a future plagued by memories of The Catastrophe – and it is truly a memory, not just a piece of history. …

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