Welcome to the new-look Wordster! I've been thinking about overhauling this site for a while. I'm not quite sure what prompted it; perhaps a growing realisation that other sites I was visiting were less busy, less bright, more modern-looking. When I checked up on the theme and saw it was called Twenty Thirteen - well, … Continue reading New-look Wordster!
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 … Continue reading What makes a book cover?
I'm very happy to announce that, slightly earlier than anticipated, A Jar of Thursday is available to pre-order as an ebook on Amazon, and launches on Thursday 29 September! What's a jar of Thursday? Well, of course you'll have to read the book to find out, but it's a novella, a sequel to one of the stories … Continue reading What’s A Jar of Thursday and how can I get one?
Today I realised that I haven't posted a blog here for a while. Writing stuff is currently a little betwixt and between. I have two manuscripts out with beta readers, and so far (she said, crossing her fingers) feedback is good. I have a rough book cover which I'm itching to show you, but it's … Continue reading Aargh! Papyrus!
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 … Continue reading Cover reveal: Coming soon…Bitesize!
Just dropping in to share some feedback I got for the Secret Notebook cover. I know, it's a bit sad, but I really am properly chuffed. On a whim, I submitted the e-book cover for The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes to the monthly e-Book Cover Design Awards, run by none other than Joel Friedlander, book designer … Continue reading Book cover boost
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 … Continue reading 6 things I learnt while making my book cover…
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 … Continue reading Roll credits! The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes