Not the NaNo’Clock News

Please forgive the pun-tastic title, but I can’t help it. You see, it's November, NaNoWriMo month, and other people are posting on social media and blogging about their super word counts and how far they’ve got with their stories and how they feel it’s all coming together. Normally at this stage of the year, I’d …

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Happy self-publiversary to me!

I only noticed this about half an hour ago (it's latish afternoon here in the UK), but today is my 30-month or 2.5-year self-publiversary! Yes, two and a half years ago I unleashed The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes on an unsuspecting world, and then, well, I just kept going. 30 months feels like a long time …

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Roll up, roll up for the Mystery & Thriller Book Fair!

Who doesn't love the fair? Candy floss, sweets, fast food, fast rides... Hmm, that could lead to trouble. On second thoughts, I think I might stay home with a book. That's what's great about this fair! It's all books! Mysteries and thrillers, to be exact, and they're all 99c/99p! And yes, my first-in-series Sherlock Holmes …

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Kerchinnngg! It’s a Thanksgiving book sale!

I decided to take the plunge this year and do a multi-book promotion covering Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I'm intrigued to see what happens! Here's what I'll be discounting to 99c/99p and when. Unfortunately, because I'm doing this via Kindle Countdown Deals, these discounts apply in the US and UK only. *takes a …

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Out today: Something Blue!

Jack's back!!! Yet again a standalone book has turned out to be part of a series... In this case it's A Jar of Thursday, which now has a follow up, Something Blue. And there will be a third book sometime next year - when I've worked out what colour the cover will be, ha. So here's a …

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Something for the weekend? My 2-book Sherlock box-set is just 99p!

The nights are drawing in. I've been caught in the rain on both school runs today. What better time to curl up with a book, especially one on special offer? So I'm running a Kindle Countdown Deal on my 2-ebook set of The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes and A Jar of Thursday. If you're in the UK …

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Thursday discount – literally!

Well, I couldn't set it for any other day, could I?! A Jar of Thursday, my sort-of sequel to The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes, is just 99p/99c for UK and US readers today, through the magic of the Kindle Countdown Deal. View the book on Amazon A Jar of Thursday clears up the mystery of what happens …

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Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and Kindle Countdown Deals…

Ah, the leaves are falling and the kids are back at school... To celebrate the wonderful peace and quiet, I've scheduled a couple of Kindle Countdown Deals! My first book, The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes, is on discount in the US and UK from today, Thursday 7 September, till Wednesday 13 September. So if you'd like to …

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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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The Monster Under The Bed

So Camp NaNoWriMo is over for another year. I achieved my modest target of 25,000 words on April 25 (how apt!), finishing Something Blue the next day with just over 28,000 words. Here's the graph: I was aiming for between 25 and 30K, so I'll take that. Once I got started, the writing was fairly easy, …

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