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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Shenanigans! Caster & Fleet are on discount this week!

Guess what?! The Case of the Black Tulips, the first book in the Caster & Fleet Victorian mystery series, is on offer for 99p/99c in ebook this week (ending July 4) instead of the usual 2.99/3.99 price (US/UK only). But that's not all - we've also reduced the price of the next two books in the series! …

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Shenanigans! Caster & Fleet are on offer this weekend!

The short version of this post is that The Case of the Black Tulips, the first book in the Caster & Fleet series, is on offer for 99p/99c this weekend in several Amazon stores, instead of the usual 2.99/3.99 price. So why are there 3 books in the picture, you may be asking. Weeeellll... A little while ago, …

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Yes, it’s that new year post…

I bet you've read loads of these New Year posts already in 2019, but this is probably as much for me as it is for you, so here goes! You'll notice that this post is a bit later than the majority of goal-setting posts. That's partly because I've been surrounded by family until today. It's …

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Roll up, roll up for the Mystery & Thriller Book Fair!

Who doesn't love the fair? Candy floss, sweets, fast food, fast rides... Hmm, that could lead to trouble. On second thoughts, I think I might stay home with a book. That's what's great about this fair! It's all books! Mysteries and thrillers, to be exact, and they're all 99c/99p! And yes, my first-in-series Sherlock Holmes …

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Cozy mystery sale today!

Just a quick note to say that if you're a fan of cozy mystery, there's an ebook sale on today! Lots of us have got together to offer our books for 99c/99p or even, in some cases, free. Why not stop by and see what takes your fancy? It's a great opportunity to discover new …

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2018 here I come!

It's January 1. It's raining. Therefore it must be time for the New Year's Resolutions / life goals for 2018 post! Last year's goals: Market new and existing books and stories to maximise their return Walk/run 1000 miles Aim for work-life balance and spare capacity How did I do? Let's say it was a year of …

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Kerchinnngg! It’s a Thanksgiving book sale!

I decided to take the plunge this year and do a multi-book promotion covering Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I'm intrigued to see what happens! Here's what I'll be discounting to 99c/99p and when. Unfortunately, because I'm doing this via Kindle Countdown Deals, these discounts apply in the US and UK only. *takes a …

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Beautiful floral bedding for spring: a marketing email that misfired

'Beautiful floral bedding for spring' is the title of an email I received a few days ago from M&S (Marks & Spencer, if you're unfamiliar with the brand). My initial reaction was 'Is this supposed to be for me?': I suspect that isn't quite what M&S were aiming for. When I voiced my 'whuh?' on social media …

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