The best of both worlds: Past Tense launches on 30 June!

I seem to have been busier than usual lately. I'm not sure if this is because I have been, or if it just seems that way. But anyhow, I haven't quite got round to a proper marketing effort for Pippa Parker book 6, Past Tense, which launches next Tuesday, 30 June. Past Tense was an …

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When one of your characters sneaks off and does an interview without you…

The first I heard about this was when Matt Ferraz, a fellow mystery author, contacted me: 'Did you know they've been talking?' 'Who's been talking?' As it turns out, my amateur sleuth Pippa Parker popped round to Matt's sleuth Grandma Bertha for a cup of tea (or maybe something stronger), and this interview was the …

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New year, same goals…

At least I'm getting in with the new year's goals post quicker than I did last year! I won't get into whether it's a new decade or not because people will start squabbling, so let's move along. Here's a recap of last year's goals: Work smarter, not harder  Try some new things  Get fitter  2019 …

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Stand by your keyboards – The QWERTY Murders is live!

From nearly live to actually launched - The QWERTY Murders is GO! Not that I'm excited or anything. 😉 The QWERTY Murders is book 5 in the Pippa Parker Mysteries series and I'll be honest, I threw a lot into this one. I didn't quite get the kitchen sink in, but I'll save that for book 6. …

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Pippa’s back! It’s almost time for The QWERTY Murders

I'm fairly convinced that I've mentioned at least once that I have a new Pippa Parker book coming out...however, I don't think I've written an actual post about it! So here it is! Behold Pippa Parker book 5, The QWERTY Murders, which is available to preorder now and launching next Tuesday, November 12! It's $2.99/£2.99 …

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Free book, cheap book, and two book fairs to explore!

It's like buses - you think you've scheduled various things with decent gaps between them, and only later do you realise that actually they're all coming along together. Or maybe that's just me. Anyway, here are some offers I have going on today and for the next few days: One of my Halloween Sherlock novelettes, Sherlock Holmes …

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Camp NaNoWriMo – The End!

Made it - and earlier than planned! Pippa Parker book 5, The QWERTY Murders, is now in its full first draft! I think I wrote my last post on Monday, hoping to finish on Thursday. As it turned out, on Tuesday I got to my planned word count for the day (3000) and found myself IN …

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Camp NaNoWriMo – nearly there!

It's day 22 in the Camp NaNoWriMo house, and things are going surprisingly well. Could it be... (cue sharp intake of breath) too well? My project for Camp NaNoWriMo is Pippa Parker book 5, The QWERTY Murders. I'm fairly sure I wrote book 4, Murder in the Meadow, at the same time last year, quite possibly also …

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Camp NaNoWriMo – the story so far!

It's day 8 in the Camp NaNoWriMo house, and so far (she says cautiously) things seem to be going OK. I'm writing Pippa Parker book 5, working title The QWERTY Murders. It's been an interesting start. For one thing, when I was working out the schedule to get 50,000 words done in a month, I realised …

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A new Pippa book and a new offer!

If it's July then it must be Camp NaNoWriMo! Well OK not for everyone, and not even always for me. But anyway... I've signed up to Camp NaNoWriMo and pledged to write the first draft of Pippa Parker book 5, provisionally titled The QWERTY Murders. Now admittedly it's only day 2, but so far I'm nearly …

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