Egg Hunt 2018: The Quest for the Dragon’s Hoard

Hello all! A bit close to the wire this year (too many books to read and edit) but here is Egg Hunt 2018: The Quest for the Dragon's Hoard. This year there are fewer clues, but participants get a purse of chocolate coins (or mini eggs would work as currency), and also object cards to …

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Cozy mystery sale today!

Just a quick note to say that if you're a fan of cozy mystery, there's an ebook sale on today! Lots of us have got together to offer our books for 99c/99p or even, in some cases, free. Why not stop by and see what takes your fancy? It's a great opportunity to discover new …

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A big 12 Days thank you!

Back in May 2017, I joined 12 other writers to take part in a charity Christmas anthology, 12 Days of Christmas, with all profits going to the child literacy charity The Book Bus. The premise was 12 stories, each themed according to the carol 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'. The anthology was the brainchild of the …

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Free Fog Friday!

No, not a free frog, I don't have any of those. The ebook of Sherlock Holmes and the Deathly Fog, however, one of my Halloween Sherlock novelettes, is free on all Amazon stores today! Here's the blurb: Who can fight a deathly fog? Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are summoned into the heart of London’s slums by …

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The 12 Days of Christmas (+1) starting with a FREE book!

Christmas is a time for giving, so I've taken that on board and am arranging a sleigh-load of discounts on several of my books, starting today and going through to Twelfth Night. Here's the list: I'm starting with The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes: the ebook is free on Amazon till Boxing Day (Dec 26!) Download your …

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Penny for the Guy: a story for Bonfire Night

Here's a cheery little story for Bonfire Night. Hope you enjoy it! Penny For The Guy ‘Hooligans, that’s what they are,’ he said, tugging the curtains closed and turning up the volume on the telly. Samson woke, and barked twice before settling again. ‘Every damn year, crash bang wallop. I’ll be glad when it’s over.’ …

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Release the fog!!! Well, on pre-order anyway…

So, yesterday I pushed the button. Sherlock Holmes and the Deathly Fog, the second instalment in my Halloween Sherlock series (yes, I have decided it's a series), is now available to pre-order, and will launch in September! Just in case the header image on here has done weird things to it, here is the book cover in full: …

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And we’re off! Camp NaNoWriMo begins…

Hello all. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and I am feeling smug because I've written 1250 words this morning and started a new book! CampNaNoWriMo has begun. Well, it started yesterday but I was running a poetry and short story event at Stockton Heath festival, so for me today was the day. …

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Something for the weekend

'Whoa, what's that?' I hear you cry. 'What's that picture with Book News over the top of it?' Only I'm sure you expressed it so much better than I just did. Just a couple of things to take us into the weekend. The first is that I have a Kindle Countdown Deal running on my Sherlock …

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Thunderclaps and giveaways and discounts, oh my!

A Jar Of Thursday Thunderclap and giveaway Have I mentioned that I've set up a Thunderclap campaign for A Jar Of Thursday? 😉 If you haven't heard of one before, a Thunderclap is a big synchronised social media share, with the purpose of making an impact. As you can see, it's going pretty well, with 72 supporters at …

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