It’s launch day for Murder for Beginners!

Booker and Fitch book 1, Murder for Beginners, is LIVE! Not that I'm excited or anything... I'm delighted to introduce you to Fi, Jade, and the English market town they're both learning to call home, Hazeby-on-Wyvern.  Booker & Fitch Mysteries is a contemporary cozy mystery series set in an English market town. Its two protagonists are Fi …

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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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Unexpected book offer! The Sherlock & Jack ebook boxset is just 99p/99c (US/UK)

I'll keep this brief, as it's completely unexpected! The only reason I know about this offer is that a reader told me about it (um, thanks, publishers) The 3-ebook boxset of The Sherlock & Jack Chronicles is currently just 99p/99c for today and the next few days. NB this is in the UK and US only, as it's a Kindle Countdown Deal and that's where …

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Coming soon – a new mystery series!

Paula Harmon and I are at it again! Writing books together, that is. We enjoyed co-writing the Caster & Fleet books very much, and at the time we said that we wouldn't rule out doing another series together when the time was right. You can read one of my blogs about the process here - …

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A random act of Black Friday kindness: All At Sea is FREE today and this weekend in ebook!

I hadn't realised until someone pointed it out, but as well as being Black Friday, today is Random Act of Kindness Friday! So, quite randomly, I've made the first in the Maisie Frobisher Mysteries series, All at Sea, FREE in ebook until Sunday! Grab your free copy and tell your friends! All At Sea is …

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NaNoWriMo: remembering the first time!

Do you NaNo? I haven't this year, but I can still remember the first time. That makes it sound as if it was decades ago. It was actually in 2015 - but that seems like a VERY long time ago now! I've written so much since then... If you're reading this and saying 'Hang on, …

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The Case of the Four Fingers – out now!

Yes, it's a surprise new book! I wrote a blog a short while ago about the story that came out of nowhere - Out of the blue: a new Halloween tale - and here it is! The Case of the Four Fingers is a paranormal mystery novella, just right for this time of year. It's available …

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Every Trick in the Book is 99p in the UK during October!

I'm not sure I can say much more than that! Every Trick in the Book, the first book in my Magical Bookshop humorous mystery series, is an ebook Amazon UK Monthly Deal throughout October, so you can grab it for just 99p! It's also in Kindle Unlimited everywhere. Wondering what you'll find inside? Here you …

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Swallowed a dictionary

This week I’ve been doing the final – I hope – proof on my middle-grade novel, Rich Girl, Poor Girl. At the same time, I’ve been writing down 'tricky words' to put in a glossary at the back of the book. That is, words I’m not sure a 9 to 11 year old would necessarily …

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