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 a …

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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 is …

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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, …

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The Case of the Four Fingers – out now!

Yes, it's a surprise new book! I wrote a blog a short while ago about the story that came out of nowhere - Out of the blue: a new Halloween tale - and here it is! The Case of the Four Fingers is a paranormal mystery novella, just right for this time of year. It's available …

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Every Trick in the Book is 99p in the UK during October!

I'm not sure I can say much more than that! Every Trick in the Book, the first book in my Magical Bookshop humorous mystery series, is an ebook Amazon UK Monthly Deal throughout October, so you can grab it for just 99p! It's also in Kindle Unlimited everywhere. Wondering what you'll find inside? Here you …

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Swallowed a dictionary

This week I’ve been doing the final – I hope – proof on my middle-grade novel, Rich Girl, Poor Girl. At the same time, I’ve been writing down 'tricky words' to put in a glossary at the back of the book. That is, words I’m not sure a 9 to 11 year old would necessarily …

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10 thoughts on being an independent author

As it's Indie Author Week this week, and I've now been self-publishing for just over 6 years, here are some thoughts on what it's like to be an independent author. Before I start, two things: What follows is drawn from my own experience - I'm not saying it will be the same for everyone who …

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Murder at a discount! Murder at the Playgroup is 99c/99p in ebook

Can't beat a cheeky Friday discount! To celebrate the shiny new covers I've put on the Pippa Parker Mysteries humorous mystery series, the first book, Murder at the Playgroup, is just 99c/99p in ebook from Friday 10-Thursday 16 June (US/UK only, I'm afraid, but the book is also available in Kindle Unlimited). See the book …

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