#NaNoWriMo week 2-and-a-bit: In which I reach the middle

I'm still going. I reached the 25K mark, most appropriately, on the 15th of the month, so you can't say I'm not consistent, and now I'm almost at 30K, or 60% if you feel so inclined. But right now I feel as if I've been wading through the thick, sticky middle of the plot all …

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#NaNoWriMo week 1-and-a-bit: In which I reschedule my schedule…

As you may have guessed from the somewhat haphazard title, this year's NaNoWriMo has been a bit of a scramble. This is what happens when you think you're all set and then some extra tutoring work comes along on the 1st of November... I struggled on with the schedule I'd set myself for a few …

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Penny for the Guy: a story for Bonfire Night

Here's a cheery little story for Bonfire Night. Hope you enjoy it! Penny For The Guy ‘Hooligans, that’s what they are,’ he said, tugging the curtains closed and turning up the volume on the telly. Samson woke, and barked twice before settling again. ‘Every damn year, crash bang wallop. I’ll be glad when it’s over.’ …

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Happy Halloween!

The horror story here is that our dishwasher isn't working...other than that, we're good. I'm looking forward to two things this Halloween. One is going trick-or-treating with the kids later - sweeeeeets! The other is taking part in C.L. Monaghan's Halloween takeover event, Midnight Mayhem and Magic, to celebrate the launch of her new book, Midnight …

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5 reasons to sign up for NaNoWriMo (if you haven’t already)

Yikes! It's NaNoWriMo Eve Eve! Never mind Halloween. All over the world people are trembling, quaking, wondering what on earth they've got themselves into, while others are rolling their sleeves up, clearing the decks, and making ready. It must be time for NaNoWriMo! National Novel Writing Month, if you haven't met. 50,000 words. 1 month. This …

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Klaxon – Murder At The Playgroup’s on sale today!

Well, if you're in the US or UK, that is. If only Amazon made Kindle Countdown Deals available everywhere... My first-in-series cozy mystery, Murder At The Playgroup, is available for just 99p/99c today (US/UK only). I think the price starts going back up sometime on Sunday, so if you want to get the book at the …

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What lies beneath Halloween Sherlock…another guest post!

I've been playing away again, I'm afraid... This time I'm at paranormal author Catherine Green's blog, talking about what inspired my Halloween Sherlock series - which, as usual, was never intended to be a series at all. There's also news about a Halloween takeover I'm participating in as part of the launch for C.L. Monaghan's new book, Midnight …

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Out today: Something Blue!

Jack's back!!! Yet again a standalone book has turned out to be part of a series... In this case it's A Jar of Thursday, which now has a follow up, Something Blue. And there will be a third book sometime next year - when I've worked out what colour the cover will be, ha. So here's a …

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Something for the weekend? My 2-book Sherlock box-set is just 99p!

The nights are drawing in. I've been caught in the rain on both school runs today. What better time to curl up with a book, especially one on special offer? So I'm running a Kindle Countdown Deal on my 2-ebook set of The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes and A Jar of Thursday. If you're in the UK …

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