Words complete! NaNoWriMo continued…

And then we came to the end... Of the book, that is, not NaNoWriMo. As with book 1 in this series, the end rushed up at me. I'd left my protagonist Maisie Frobisher in rather a sticky situation the day before, and I knew I needed some careful plotting to get her out of it …

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On the road again: adventures in NaNoWriMo

I've been meaning to write this post for at least a week now, but life and more particularly events and book launches have got in the way. But now here I am, and having got my words for the day done, I have a bit of space to talk about NaNoWriMo. Or NaNoDicto, as it's become …

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Words complete!

The first draft of the first Maisie Frobisher book (now provisionally titled All At Sea) has marched to its conclusion! Literally, as I've been dictating it on walks. I had planned to finish the book today, but as it turned out the book had other ideas, and demanded to be finished on Friday. It drove …

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Adventures in knitting…new book progress!

A couple of blog posts ago I mentioned that I'd started a new book, and that I was dictating it (here is the blog if you missed it). Things are moving on apace. Most days I've been going out for a walk, with the chapter outline in my head and phone in hand. Usually I …

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A squirrel, a notebook, and a new series!

Some time ago I was in Paperchase, which had a sale on, and I bought myself a lovely notebook. Here it is. A4, hardback, with a magnetic closing flap, a ribbon, and an inside pocket for documents. I mean, I couldn't LEAVE it there. And it was only £4 in the sale. Like many writers, …

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Run VT! Making a simple book trailer

It's been ages since I wrote a how-to post - although this one is more of a how-I-did, and not necessarily a how-you-should post. So, I'd been thinking about making a fairly simple trailer to introduce The Case of the Black Tulips, the first book in the Caster & Fleet mystery series I've been co-writing with …

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Katherine and Connie are back: The Case of the Runaway Client!

Watch out world, here comes book 2! Just over a month since The Case of the Black Tulips came out, here is the sequel, The Case of the Runaway Client. So if you enjoyed Katherine and Connie's first case, you can now catch up with their next adventure. And this time we've even managed to get the …

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Headstrong heroines and hansom cabs: it’s The Case of the Black Tulips!

It's finally happened - The Case of the Black Tulips is now LIVE on Amazon! And for its first week in the world, you can buy it for just 99c/99p (or it's available to read in Kindle Unlimited). See the book on Amazon When I say 'finally', though, Paula Harmon and I only wrote the draft in January, so …

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The Case of the Black Tulips is GO!

Allow me to introduce The Case of the Black Tulips, my very first co-written book, which is now available to pre-order from Amazon for just 99p/99c, with an official launch date of 19 June! If you like mysteries with humour, strong female characters, and plenty of twists, take a look. See the book on Amazon …

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