Murder for Beginners is on an award shortlist!

Jade and Fi are on a list! Well, they probably ought to be on some sort of list… But I’m delighted to say that Murder for Beginners, the first book in the Booker & Fitch cozy mystery series I’m writing with Paula Harmon, has been shortlisted in the Write Blend Book Awards! The Write BlendContinue reading “Murder for Beginners is on an award shortlist!”

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.Continue reading “2022 and all that: a review of my writing and publishing year”

Shenanigans! Caster & Fleet are on discount this week!

Guess what?! The Case of the Black Tulips, the first book in the Caster & Fleet Victorian mystery series, is on offer for 99p/99c in ebook this week (ending July 4) instead of the usual 2.99/3.99 price (US/UK only). But that’s not all – we’ve also reduced the price of the next two books in the series!Continue reading “Shenanigans! Caster & Fleet are on discount this week!”

It’s that time again: new year goals…

Well, 2020 has been interesting, to say the least. What’s that saying about ‘may you live in interesting times’?  I reread last year’s ‘life goals’ post, and either I was unusually prescient, or I may be partly responsible for the mess that has been 2020. If so, I apologise. That said, I’m conscious that I’mContinue reading “It’s that time again: new year goals…”

New year, same goals…

At least I’m getting in with the new year’s goals post quicker than I did last year! I won’t get into whether it’s a new decade or not because people will start squabbling, so let’s move along. Here’s a recap of last year’s goals: Work smarter, not harder  Try some new things  Get fitter  2019Continue reading “New year, same goals…”

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 theContinue reading “Hold the rosemary: announcing A Christmas Carrot!”

Who would miss a Crystal Kiss? It’s launch day for Caster & Fleet book 6!

It’s finally here! The Case of the Crystal Kisses, Caster & Fleet book 6, went live this morning! We even managed to get the paperback done early this time, so you can buy the book in paperback or ebook, or read it via Kindle Unlimited. Check out the book here You can get an idea of theContinue reading “Who would miss a Crystal Kiss? It’s launch day for Caster & Fleet book 6!”

Free Tulips this weekend!

Giveaway time! To celebrate the imminent launch of The Case of the Crystal Kisses, the sixth and final book in the Caster & Fleet Victorian mystery series (13th August for the ebook, since you ask), Paula Harmon and I are giving away the ebook of the series opener, The Case of the Black Tulips. It’s FREE allContinue reading “Free Tulips this weekend!”

The game is afoot! A new Sherlock anthology

I’ve been waiting to post about this until the ebook version is out, and now I can! The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Volume XIV, is out in ebook, paperback, and hardback, and I have a story in it! I was rather chuffed to receive a hardback contributor copy in the post a few weeksContinue reading “The game is afoot! A new Sherlock anthology”

It’s the final countdown! One month to go until The Case of the Crystal Kisses launches

It’s nearly time. Caster & Fleet book 6, The Case of the Crystal Kisses, has been through editing, gone through betas, had a final polish, and is now in the hands of our very capable proofreader. And it launches ONE MONTH TODAY! This one was quite tough to write; not so much because of any plotContinue reading “It’s the final countdown! One month to go until The Case of the Crystal Kisses launches”