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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Books books books!

Today I'm talking about even more books than usual! First of all, Murder At The Playgroup is featuring in 3 book promotions this month: Best Of British and Irish - This showcases books by British and Irish authors, and you can download free excerpts and even whole stories from Instafreebie. Lots of different genres, and the promotion …

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Paperback Writer!

Book post is the very best kind of post - especially when it's proofs of your own paperbacks! It almost makes the agonising over typefaces, spacing, etc etc etc worthwhile. I'm delighted to report that the paperback versions of Bitesize and A Jar Of Thursday are now available on Amazon. I'm also working on an offer for my Etsy …

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A Thursday update: ARCs available!

What a relief! Yesterday I got the last comments from my wonderful proofreader, made the changes, and uploaded the final version (I hope) of A Jar of Thursday to Amazon. I'm a natural fretter, so while I knew I had time to make changes, I still had the what ifs in the back of my mind. What …

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A Bitesize trio: a book design mention, a question, and a reflection

So having said in my last post that I had nothing really to flag up, I discovered almost immediately afterwards that Bitesize got a mention in Joel Friedlander's eBook Cover Design Awards post for July! I'd submitted the cover mainly in the hope that people might see it and consider exploring the book, so Joel's …

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Bitesize launch: open the box!

Today is UK National Flash Fiction Day and also launch day for my new book Bitesize! To celebrate I'm starting the book off at an introductory price of 99p/99c on Amazon, and it is also available to read on Kindle Unlimited. Bitesize is a collection of 68 flash fiction stories. The stories are arranged in four different layers, each with …

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One thing after another: signing up for Camp NaNoWriMo

When will I learn, eh? There I was, having pretty much finalised Bitesize, thinking I would have a nice restful time writing the sequel to the Secret Notebook, and somehow I have managed to sign up to Camp NaNoWriMo. If you haven't encountered Camp NaNoWriMo before (and it's my first time), it's a more relaxed version …

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I Write Like: Bitesize edition!

I've blogged about the I Write Like website before (see here), but I couldn't resist having another go! This time I've fed 4 flash-fiction stories from my forthcoming collection Bitesize into the I Write Like maw. I figured that as I've arranged the stories in 4 layers according to mood, it would be interesting to see what I …

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Take a free bite of Bitesize!

I'm delighted to say that Bitesize, my new collection of 68 flash fiction stories, is now available to pre-order from Amazon at an introductory price of 99p/99c! Launch day (box-opening day?!) is Saturday 25 June, UK National Flash Fiction Day. To celebrate, I've decided to try something new. I've created a little 4-story sampler, one from each …

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An interview at Scribbler’s Ink

I had a lovely chat with Bobbi Lerman from Scribbler's Ink the other day, and the resulting interview is up on their blog! Read it here:  PS You are not allowed to use information about my rubbish superpower against me 😉