Hold the rosemary: announcing A Christmas Carrot!

It's taken a while to come to fruition, but here is my first children's book, A Christmas Carrot! A Christmas Carrot is a humorous story very much inspired by - you've guessed it - A Christmas Carol, and retold for 4-8 year olds in picture-book form. I did the words, and Zoe Harmon has provided the …

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Words complete! NaNoWriMo continued…

And then we came to the end... Of the book, that is, not NaNoWriMo. As with book 1 in this series, the end rushed up at me. I'd left my protagonist Maisie Frobisher in rather a sticky situation the day before, and I knew I needed some careful plotting to get her out of it …

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On the road again: adventures in NaNoWriMo

I've been meaning to write this post for at least a week now, but life and more particularly events and book launches have got in the way. But now here I am, and having got my words for the day done, I have a bit of space to talk about NaNoWriMo. Or NaNoDicto, as it's become …

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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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Words complete!

The first draft of the first Maisie Frobisher book (now provisionally titled All At Sea) has marched to its conclusion! Literally, as I've been dictating it on walks. I had planned to finish the book today, but as it turned out the book had other ideas, and demanded to be finished on Friday. It drove …

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