#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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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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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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Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and Kindle Countdown Deals…

Ah, the leaves are falling and the kids are back at school... To celebrate the wonderful peace and quiet, I've scheduled a couple of Kindle Countdown Deals! My first book, The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes, is on discount in the US and UK from today, Thursday 7 September, till Wednesday 13 September. So if you'd like to …

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Release the fog!!! Well, on pre-order anyway…

So, yesterday I pushed the button. Sherlock Holmes and the Deathly Fog, the second instalment in my Halloween Sherlock series (yes, I have decided it's a series), is now available to pre-order, and will launch in September! Just in case the header image on here has done weird things to it, here is the book cover in full: …

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Murder on the cheap!

You heard it here first - although if you subscribe to my newsletter, this is old news. Sorry about that. From today (July 20) until early next week, Murder At The Playgroup is on special offer if you're in the US or UK, because it's on a Kindle Countdown Deal. The ebook will start off at 99p/99c, …

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Match Point: a tennis tale

As Wimbledon's on, here is a little flash story I wrote a while ago. Imagine it narrated by your favourite tennis commentator! Match Point   ‘Get out of the way, Marnie!’ Dylan shouts, pointing his racket at her. ‘I want to plaaaaaaayyy…’ Marnie whines, Bambi eyes pleading. ‘No. You’re too small. You’ll probably hurt yourself, …

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