Have your say in my 2020 reader survey – and maybe win a paperback!

I did a reader survey last year and it was so helpful that I'm doing it again! I've put together a short (9-question) survey on SurveyMonkey. It's mainly multiple-choice, and its purpose is to learn more about my readers and people who interact with me on my author social media. I'll take the responses and use …

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Run out of things to read? How about a box set?

The nights are drawing in (well, on my side of the world) and sometimes we need distraction from what's going on in the news. So it's just the time to dive into a new book series box set! This month I'm part of a promotion for box sets in Kindle Unlimited, on the Story Origin …

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Cozy Mystery Book Fair!

Q: What's nicer to bring back from the fair than a massive cuddly toy which you'll never find a home for? A: Loads of cozy mysteries to read for no extra charge! And if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can do just that. Lots of cozies, all in KU, and my first in series, …

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I finally read my NaNoWriMo draft and it isn’t terrible!

The title pretty much sums up this blog post! The feeling of growing dread when, having put your NaNoWriMo draft away for a few months, the time comes to bring it out again and actually read the words you wrote last November. The words you hope to make a book from. Will it be a crappy …

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Sherlock Rules

Of course! But in this case I’m referring to a very interesting afterword I read fairly recently. It’s from Anthony Horowitz’s Sherlock Holmes novel The House of Silk, which is endorsed by the Conan Doyle estate, and in it Horowitz talks about ten rules which he set himself, in order to stay true to the …

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