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 Fi …

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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. …

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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 - …

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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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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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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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Ambushed by a spam fritter!

So there I was, editing away at the children's book I've drafted, and starting to think about what to write next.  The obvious contender is Maisie Frobisher book 5, and it would make sense to plot books 5 and 6 together and then crack on. Wouldn't it?  But fate had other ideas... I'd been idly …

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Omnibus alert! Mrs Hudson & Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Series launches today

I do like a box set... As the Mrs Hudson & Sherlock Holmes series is now complete (I'm not saying there won't be spinoffs, mind), I decided it made sense to offer a box set. For Kindle Unlimited readers, the whole series takes up one slot instead of 3, and for ebook buyers, it's the …

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