Ambushed by a spam fritter!

So there I was, editing away at the children's book I've drafted, and starting to think about what to write next.  The obvious contender is Maisie Frobisher book 5, and it would make sense to plot books 5 and 6 together and then crack on. Wouldn't it?  But fate had other ideas... I'd been idly …

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A book launch for Christmas: Black Books

Well, talk about a rush! Normally I'm quite organised when I'm bringing out a new book, and I have a preorder and do a bit of marketing every few days or so until launch. Not this one - because I wasn't sure I'd get it out before Christmas at all! May I introduce to you …

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It’s launch day: By The Book!

Another instalment in the Magical Bookshop series is out today! By The Book, book 4, is now available to buy in ebook and paperback on Amazon, and also available to read in Kindle Unlimited. I enjoyed writing this book very much. Not just because I always enjoy writing and this series is comparatively light, but also because this …

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A book reading from The Magical Bookshop

I've been on the Zoom again! Having braved it once and suffered no ill-effects, I'm back with a book reading from Every Trick In The Book, which is the first in my Magical Bookshop series. This series, which I began last year in the midst of lockdown, is the light, fun, escapist mystery read I …

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Third time lucky: Double Booked launches today!

It's taken me a little bit longer this time, but Book 3 of the Magical Bookshop series, Double Booked, is finally here! I had hoped to have this book ready to go at the end of October, but as sometimes happens, life got in the way. In book 3 Jemma finally has a bookshop of her own …

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Grab yourself a bargain book: Every Trick in the Book is on sale in the US and UK!

As I'm launching book 3 in the Magical Bookshop series later this week, I decided to celebrate by organising a discount on the first in series, Every Trick In The Book! From today (Tuesday 17 November) to Monday 23 November, the ebook of Every Trick in the Book will be just 99c/99p in the US …

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Prepare to launch: Brought to Book!

Book 2 of the Magical Bookshop series is here - prepare to be Brought to Book! And so far, my early reviewers have really enjoyed it! This time I've advanced a bit further down the path which the first book, Every Trick in the Book, paused at, and a few more things about the bookshop are …

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The Magical Bookshop is open!

Yes, I am massively over-excited, because it's launch day for Every Trick In The Book! I had such fun writing this book, and when I sent it to my beta readers they gobbled it up. My ARC readers have been absolutely brilliant, too, and the book already has some reviews on Goodreads. Read the early …

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Ambushed by a book!

You know when something's in the background and then all of a sudden it's RIGHT THERE? That's kind of how it's been with my latest book. Once I'd finished the draft of Pippa Parker book 6, Past Tense, I was in a bit of a quandary. There were lots of books I could write, but …

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4 Easter egg hunts you can do at home

Hi there, Normally we'd be thinking about trips to go on during the Easter break, but, well... In previous years I've posted home Easter egg hunts on here, and I figure this year is probably the one to collate all those posts together. The hunts are suitable for kids between about 6-11: younger ones might …

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