Cover reveal! Coming (fairly) soon – A Fete Worse Than Death!

Ready to see what the third Pippa Parker mystery looks like? On the count of three... One... Two... Wait for iiiiiit... Ta-daaaaah! I've been wanting to post this cover for a while, but I resolved not to until I'd sent the book out to beta readers. However, as I finally packed A Fete Worse Than …

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It’s cover reveal time again! Please rise for Murder in the Choir!

Drumroll... To be honest I feel slightly fraudulent making a song and dance about this cover, because it's one of the quickest so far. Never mind, eh. May I introduce you to the cover for Murder in the Choir, the second book in the Pippa Parker Mysteries series! If you've seen the cover for Murder at the Playgroup …

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And the winner is… Murder At The Playgroup cover reveal!

The results are in! I'd like to say it was a close call but it really wasn't. Even after a late surge from the other cover, the cover above, with a big splashy MURDER on, got over three-quarters of the votes. I liked both versions, so I win either way 🙂 My next job is …

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What makes a book cover?

I've been posting the cover of A Jar of Thursday quite a bit in social media lately - Whoops, sorry, finger must have slipped 😉 Anyway, while I've put a credits section in the back of the book, it struck me that to be fair I should also share the credits via social media. And as the …

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Cover reveal: Coming soon…Bitesize!

Well, I did say I was finalising another book cover...and here it is! Say hello to Bitesize! Bitesize is a collection of flash fiction: no stories over 500 words have been allowed in (and neither has Sherlock Holmes!). Something which stuck with me from Chris Beckett's introduction to FlashDogs: Volume 2 was his comparison of a short story …

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6 things I learnt while making my book cover…

Yes, I admit it. In spite of all the advice about not making your own book cover and getting a proper designer/cover artist/using an appropriate stock photo/getting a quality premade cover, I went ahead and designed my own. Here's why: I had a very strong idea of how I wanted the cover to look. The …

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Roll credits! The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes

The cover credits section in The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes includes just the necessary acknowledgements for the resources I used in making the book cover. However, I wanted to provide a more comprehensive list for anyone who might want to use the same resources for their own cover or ebook. Apologies if this reads like the end …

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The end is nigh! What did I learn from Ether Flash Fortnight?

Well, it's been quite a (flash) fortnight. Frenzied story-writing and rewriting for the Ether Books Flash Fortnight Challenge, blogging, and image creation. All in the midst of life as we know it, full of smelly PE kits, loom bands and sniffles. Add an organisational restructure at work into that, and it's a heady mix. Oh, …

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Roll credits! Ether Flash Fortnight image credits

Here are the credits and attributions for all images I used in the making of promotional images for my flash fiction collection on Ether> I have also included a credit for non-standard fonts. In My End Is My Beginning: the original photo is by photophilde and is called Stormy sky at the beach. I found it via …

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