Books AND wine gums? Lemme at ’em!

This morning finds me full of cold, woolly-headed, and quite possibly buried under a thick blanket of snow. But I still have a blog post for you, since I'm a guest at Emma Moyle's Books and Wine Gums blog this weekend! How lucky is that? To visit Emma's super blog, and read my Q&A, just follow the …

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#NaNoWriMo final week: In which I write ‘The End’!

Made it! My third NaNoWriMo is safely completed, emailed to myself, put on a memory stick and saved on two different computers. Not that I'm paranoid. As I suspected, things speeded up. Not because I'm bored of writing, or of the story, but I always get faster towards the end. I was practically holding myself …

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#NaNoWriMo week 3-and-a-bit: In which I try not to run to the finish!

Having moved at the pace of a glacier made of treacle last week, this week I have been STEAMING through the post-it notes of my plot. To the extent that I did wonder midweek whether I might get to the end before the end, if you see what I mean. I've had fun planting a …

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Book launch: 12 Days of Christmas charity anthology!

I'm delighted to post that 12 Days of Christmas, an anthology of 12 stories in aid of the child literacy charity The Book Bus, launches today! Isn't it pretty? Little did we know, when Laura Greenwood asked back in May if anyone fancied writing a story for a Christmas anthology, what we were unleashing! The …

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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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#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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Penny for the Guy: a story for Bonfire Night

Here's a cheery little story for Bonfire Night. Hope you enjoy it! Penny For The Guy ‘Hooligans, that’s what they are,’ he said, tugging the curtains closed and turning up the volume on the telly. Samson woke, and barked twice before settling again. ‘Every damn year, crash bang wallop. I’ll be glad when it’s over.’ …

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Klaxon – Murder At The Playgroup’s on sale today!

Well, if you're in the US or UK, that is. If only Amazon made Kindle Countdown Deals available everywhere... My first-in-series cozy mystery, Murder At The Playgroup, is available for just 99p/99c today (US/UK only). I think the price starts going back up sometime on Sunday, so if you want to get the book at the …

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What lies beneath Halloween Sherlock…another guest post!

I've been playing away again, I'm afraid... This time I'm at paranormal author Catherine Green's blog, talking about what inspired my Halloween Sherlock series - which, as usual, was never intended to be a series at all. There's also news about a Halloween takeover I'm participating in as part of the launch for C.L. Monaghan's new book, Midnight …

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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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