Behind the scenes of The Lie She Told

Behind the scenes of The Lie She Told

It’s been four weeks since The Lie She Told started landing into peoples hands and I can tell you that it’s been a rollercoaster of a ride! I always knew that self-publishing wasn’t for the faint hearted. I saw it / see it as very much a marathon and...
The Lie She Told Blog Tour

The Lie She Told Blog Tour

Over the last 10 days, The Lie She Told has been on a blog tour all over the place! I arranged this with Rachel’s Random Resources after reading a glowing review in Writing Magazine and it has certainly helped boost awareness (and sales). All my social channels...
FAQ’s for The Lie She Told

FAQ’s for The Lie She Told

During the launch of The Lie She Told I opened the forum and asked for people to send their questions. I had the most fun answering them, and here they are in written form for everyone to enjoy! How important do you think it is to ensure policing done is crime fiction...
Launch Party Aftermath (The Lie She Told)

Launch Party Aftermath (The Lie She Told)

Wow, that was one hell of a launch party. In fact, it was one hell of a day! I’m not gonna lie, I woke up at exactly 12:15 am on 1st October to watch the Amazon sales chart. I flicked between all stats pages that I had set up (KDP, Amazon Author Central,...
Easy Reading is Damn Hard Writing

Easy Reading is Damn Hard Writing

Hmm, does easy reading mean hard writing? I came across this quote the other day, and it really resonated with me for a number of reasons. I actually pondered over it for a number of hours (yes, I was procrastinating but so what 😀 ) Here are some of the thoughts that...
2 Weeks to go…

2 Weeks to go…

As publication day draws closer I can feel my anxiety levels growing. My brain seems to be in overdrive with things I haven’t done – even though I know i have! Pre-orders came out about a week ago and yet according to ‘brain’ I haven’t told anyone about it,...
How to write book reviews (& why you should)

How to write book reviews (& why you should)

Book reviews, do you or don’t you? I do. Why? Not sure, I’ve always kept a log of the books I’ve read from a simple list to a detailed reading journal and now mostly on Goodreads. I think it’s because if I’ve enjoyed a book I’d like...
Characters coping with lockdown

Characters coping with lockdown

How would my characters cope with lockdown? This started when I wrote my recent newsletter. I was waffling on about feeling scared that characters that had spent so long in my head were now preparing to go out into the big wide world on their own, and it got me...
Shed of Words

Shed of Words

Where do authors write? I wonder why we have a fascination with where authors write? If you just Google ‘Where Authors Write’ it returns over 698,000,000 results. J K Rowling started Harry Potter in a cafe. Joanne Harris has her very own Shed. Charles...