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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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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A Thursday update: ARCs available!

What a relief! Yesterday I got the last comments from my wonderful proofreader, made the changes, and uploaded the final version (I hope) of A Jar of Thursday to Amazon. I'm a natural fretter, so while I knew I had time to make changes, I still had the what ifs in the back of my mind. What …

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It’s #ComedyBookWeek on Twitter!

Taking a very quick break from editing (yes, STILL editing), to mention the marvellous #ComedyBookWeek that's been going on this week. It's the brainchild of Ana Spoke, author of Shizzle, Inc, and if you follow the hashtag you'll find all sorts of goodies - interviews, reviews and giveaways. Plus many of the participating books (over 100 at …

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