Murder for Beginners is on an award shortlist!

Jade and Fi are on a list! Well, they probably ought to be on some sort of list… But I’m delighted to say that Murder for Beginners, the first book in the Booker & Fitch cozy mystery series I’m writing with Paula Harmon, has been shortlisted in the Write Blend Book Awards! The Write BlendContinue reading “Murder for Beginners is on an award shortlist!”

Drawling, stretching, and fainting in coils

I’ve been meaning to post something about drawing on here for a while. Not that I’m suddenly revealing myself as an artist – I wish! – but that I’ve started drawing after a very long hiatus. Until around the middle of last year, I hadn’t drawn since school. That, believe me, is a loooong time.Continue reading “Drawling, stretching, and fainting in coils”

Out today: Death on Opening Night!

Just when you think it’s safe…here comes Booker and Fitch book 2! Fi and Jade are back! And this time, it’s theatrical… Death on Opening Night, written by Paula Harmon and me, is available in ebook, paperback, and also in Kindle Unlimited. So if you’re a KU subscriber and you have a free slot, you know what to do!Continue reading “Out today: Death on Opening Night!”

It’s launch day for Murder for Beginners!

Booker and Fitch book 1, Murder for Beginners, is LIVE! Not that I’m excited or anything… I’m delighted to introduce you to Fi, Jade, and the English market town they’re both learning to call home, Hazeby-on-Wyvern.  Booker & Fitch Mysteries is a contemporary cozy mystery series set in an English market town. Its two protagonists are FiContinue reading “It’s launch day for Murder for Beginners!”

2022 and all that: a review of my writing and publishing year

2022 has been quite a year – I think we can all agree on that. I’ve spent a fair portion of it with my jaw on the floor at what the government have got up to. However, that’s not what I’m here for. On to the review! It’s been an odd year, writing and publishing-wise.Continue reading “2022 and all that: a review of my writing and publishing year”

Unexpected book offer! The Sherlock & Jack ebook boxset is just 99p/99c (US/UK)

I’ll keep this brief, as it’s completely unexpected! The only reason I know about this offer is that a reader told me about it (um, thanks, publishers) The 3-ebook boxset of The Sherlock & Jack Chronicles is currently just 99p/99c for today and the next few days. NB this is in the UK and US only, as it’s a Kindle Countdown Deal and that’s whereContinue reading “Unexpected book offer! The Sherlock & Jack ebook boxset is just 99p/99c (US/UK)”

Coming soon – a new mystery series!

Paula Harmon and I are at it again! Writing books together, that is. We enjoyed co-writing the Caster & Fleet books very much, and at the time we said that we wouldn’t rule out doing another series together when the time was right. You can read one of my blogs about the process here –Continue reading “Coming soon – a new mystery series!”

Black Friday weekend offer: first-look edit!

If you’re a regular reader (*waves*), you may have seen my previous post on memories of my first NaNoWriMo – and how I didn’t touch my first draft for months because I was scared! With that in mind, I’m going to trial a new service specially tailored to first-time NaNoWriMo participants. I’m calling it aContinue reading “Black Friday weekend offer: first-look edit!”

A random act of Black Friday kindness: All At Sea is FREE today and this weekend in ebook!

I hadn’t realised until someone pointed it out, but as well as being Black Friday, today is Random Act of Kindness Friday! So, quite randomly, I’ve made the first in the Maisie Frobisher Mysteries series, All at Sea, FREE in ebook until Sunday! Grab your free copy and tell your friends! All At Sea isContinue reading “A random act of Black Friday kindness: All At Sea is FREE today and this weekend in ebook!”

NaNoWriMo: remembering the first time!

Do you NaNo? I haven’t this year, but I can still remember the first time. That makes it sound as if it was decades ago. It was actually in 2015 – but that seems like a VERY long time ago now! I’ve written so much since then… If you’re reading this and saying ‘Hang on,Continue reading “NaNoWriMo: remembering the first time!”