New Writing Desk and Bumper Giveaway!

I finally took the plunge and updated my writing desk. I don’t know why I didn’t do this months ago! Previously, I was working in a space no bigger than my laptop and mouse. My chair was a cheap one with no back support. Plus the back had recently broken. Here I am in my…

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New Website Location and World’s Fair!

August has been a busy month with me swapping over my website from a WordPress free dot com account to a self hosted blog using the WordPress theme. Essentially the website looks the same, but I’ll have far more flexibility than before with the use of plugins. It took a while to figure things out,…

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What I’m Working On

Hey all. I wanted to catch you up on what I’m doing this month. I’m preparing for my trip to the World’s Fair in Milan at the end of the month. I can’t wait, except I learned today that the weather is supposed to be 37 degrees C. Have you seen how fair my skin…

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Derailed Conscience is Available to Preorder!

Derailed Conscience, my psychological sci-fi novella, is now available for preorder for $2.99 from the following stores; Amazon Kobo Smashwords Barnes and Noble iTunes When you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust? While on a business trip to Spelling in North Hampshire, Jonathan Farrell, a psychologist’s assistant, is accused of murder by a random…

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Indie Author Fair and Novella

Well, another month has come around in a flash. As every Irish mother has said at one time or another:  “So much to do and not a child in the house washed.” It’s a popular Irish saying still used today, meaning I’m behind or running to catch up with tasks. I’ve been so busy this…

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Bookbub and Booktrack

Bookbub So the end of January/most of February shaped up to be a busy time for me. I ran a 99c Bookbub promotion for Becoming Human on 30th January in the US and UK, the latter a new territory for the book promotion site. Then, with a couple of days to go, I received an…

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Marketing, Selling & Making Plans

With every new year comes a new plan. I’ve been busy thinking about things over the Christmas period, looking for ways to shake up what I do. I’ve put a lot of effort into maintaining my blog posts, but the truth is I’ve seen very little sales from it. While I enjoy updating everyone on…

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Self Editing Part 3

In the final part of my self editing journey, I’ll share with you the highlights from the final four chapters in ‘Self- Editing for Fiction Writers’ by Renni Browne and Dave King. This is an overview, not a blow-by-blow account of what’s in the book. If you want to read more, why not buy it?…

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Self Editing Part 2

In part 2 of my self editing journey, I’ll examine the next four chapters in ‘Self- Editing for Fiction Writers’ by Renni Browne and Dave King. This is meant to be an overview, not a blow-by-blow account of what’s in the book. If you want to read more, why not buy it? Dialogue Mechanics •…

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Self Editing Part 1

While others embraced Na No Wrimo during the month of November, I was busy preparing my novella for my copy editor. I had planned to hand over the manuscript to her at the start of November, but I delayed it by a month because I felt there was more work to be done. I was…

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