It’s my 3-year self-publiversary today! 12 reflections…

I noticed about halfway through this morning, in the midst of running errands and nothing much to do with writing, that today is my 3-year self-publiversary. My first self-pubbed book launched on 1 April 2016 (I picked that date for a reason, honest!), and hey, here I still am. I published a post for myContinue reading “It’s my 3-year self-publiversary today! 12 reflections…”

Happy self-publiversary to me!

I only noticed this about half an hour ago (it’s latish afternoon here in the UK), but today is my 30-month or 2.5-year self-publiversary! Yes, two and a half years ago I unleashed The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes on an unsuspecting world, and then, well, I just kept going. 30 months feels like a long timeContinue reading “Happy self-publiversary to me!”

Watch out! A Fete Worse Than Death is coming your way!

Eek! I pushed the button and A Fete Worse Than Death is now available to pre-order, with a launch date of May 1st!  See the book on Amazon A Fete Worse Than Death is the third book in the Pippa Parker Mysteries series, and my tenth to date (!!!). As I’m feeling celebratory, I’m offeringContinue reading “Watch out! A Fete Worse Than Death is coming your way!”

It’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday and we’re celebrating!

Happy birthday, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! It’s not every day that the creator of Sherlock Holmes has a birthday. To celebrate, the ebook of A House Of Mirrors is on offer for 99c/99p. It won’t last long, though, so if you’d like a copy, snap one up! Elementary (sorry). As ever, the book is also free toContinue reading “It’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday and we’re celebrating!”

Book birthday – and a giveaway!

It’s no April Fool – The Secret Notebook Of Sherlock Holmes is one year old today! *plays slightly out-of-tune chord on violin* (it’s been a while) To celebrate, the ebook is 99c/99p/equivalent on Amazon today (Saturday 1 April) – plus I’m running a paperback giveaway! So if you fancy a signed copy, all you have to do forContinue reading “Book birthday – and a giveaway!”

Egg Hunt 2016: The Quest for the Easter Bunny

After last year’s egg hunt with rhyming clues, I felt I might have painted myself into a corner. This year, therefore, I’ve written a little story which has the clues incorporated into it, called ‘The Quest for the Easter Bunny’. To stage the egg hunt you’ll need 7 envelopes, a printer, and some mini eggs (largerContinue reading “Egg Hunt 2016: The Quest for the Easter Bunny”

Happy writing birthday to meeee…

This post was scheduled to go out yesterday: I held it over due to the continuing election coverage. Today’s a pretty big day. Yesterday was the UK general election, so by now we may know who’s in charge of the country for the next 5 years (although I suspect we won’t). [Edit: well, that showsContinue reading “Happy writing birthday to meeee…”

Egg Hunt: Happy Easter!

For the last couple of years I’ve done an Easter egg hunt for the boys. Last year I was a bit lazy (and pushed for time) and I recycled some of the clues. Which of course they spotted immediately. And they also noted that the Easter Bunny’s handwriting is exactly like mine. Not much getsContinue reading “Egg Hunt: Happy Easter!”

Overcoming writer’s block: A Stitch In Time

It was day 3 of Ether’s Flash Fortnight, and the theme was Celebration. I was completely stuck, and I didn’t know why. I wanted to write about a wedding, but how, without straying into Four Weddings? Various scenarios chased each other through my head. Either I didn’t like them, or I didn’t think I could getContinue reading “Overcoming writer’s block: A Stitch In Time”