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One year in… FREE prequel chapters to celebrate!

Posted on June 5, 2016

So I’m a year into being published, having got the first two books out in 2015, and Book 3 of the Ilmaen Quartet is scheduled for release in November 2017. Yeah, a bit of a wait; sorry about that but if you’re taking the time to read it, you want it to …

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Should Amazon have a ‘YA/Crossover’ Category?

Posted on May 2, 2016

Writers and publishers often struggle with how best to bill their latest creation so that likely fans of that genre can find it. Meanwhile, readers are faced with a wonderland of books, wanting an easy way to filter down to THAT perfect book, the one t …

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The London Book Fair, Olympia

Posted on April 7, 2016

Travelling into London is not one of my favourite pursuits, but sometimes you have to make an exception. This is one. It’ll be my first time and already I’m pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of ticket booking and the way it lets you organise meeti …

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Telemache: Chapter 2 of the Prequel to the Ilmaen Quartet, exclusively for you

Posted on February 29, 2016

Here’s the next instalment of Telemache, the as-yet-unpublished prequel, set 450 years earlier (just before the Catastrophe). It runs from the beginning, in case you missed Chapter 1. You just need a PDF reader. And it’s yours for free! TELEMACHEch1-2e …

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Telemache – read the first chapter of an unpublished prequel

Posted on February 14, 2016

This is for all those intrigued by the shared dream/nightmare mentioned in Chapter 1 of Shadowless, where generations of dreamers remember huge cities being destroyed. If you wanted to know more about the Catastrophe that took place 450 years before th …

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Now the party’s over…

Posted on February 9, 2016

Thanks to everyone who came to the book relaunch party, I had a great time myself (luckily I was too busy to be nervous as I’d feared I might!) and hope you enjoyed yourselves too. A big thank you to Bill’s staff, who did us proud with the setting and …

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Will you be ready to party again by the end of January?

Posted on December 21, 2015

The coming of Christmas and the New Year may wear us out with the social whirl, but it won’t be long before the end of January approaches and we’re all ready for another party. So don’t forget there’s an open invite to the relaunch party for Books 1 an …

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Day 2 on the Underground

Posted on December 4, 2015

Granted this wasn’t the same as other books, since this was a two day, two book promotion, but the book fairies were out again both morning and evening on 26th November, this time leaving Restoring the Light at stations. Again, for interested self-publ …

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Day 1 on the Underground…

Posted on November 25, 2015

Since this is the first time I’ve tried a marketing campaign like this, I thought I’d blog on how it goes over the next week. Useful reference for me on how effective it is, and useful research for any authors and publishers out there on whether it wou …

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Free books for Londoners? What about the rest of us?

Posted on November 23, 2015

Just because you don’t live in England’s capital city is no reason to miss out. To coincide with Books on the Underground distributing copies on the London underground from 25th November, Shadowless on Kindle is FREE until 8am GMT 27th November. Find S …

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