Guest Post and Giveaway! Giveaway Ended

I’m thrilled to welcome Chele Cooke to my blog today. Chele is releasing Fight or Flight, the second book in her Out of Orbit series. Dead and Buryd is the first book and both are highly recommended by me. Gents, there is plenty of action in the books. You won’t be disappointed. Favourite character: Edtroka,…

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Self Publishing—Is Your Novel Ready?

Self publishing is not for everyone. Some writers want to go the traditional route, and that’s okay. Whatever works. But before you venture down the SP road, you should ask yourself two questions at each stage of completion. Is my novel ready? Am I ready? DRAFTING STAGE I have completed a first draft, and to…

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A Dystopian Future: Water Pollution

These posts are part of “A Dystopian Future” series containing facts about our environment. The dystopian world in my trilogy came to life when I imagined current environmental issues taking a turn for the worst. 1: More than 1.2 billion pounds of garbage is dumped into the ocean each year It some places it has…

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Are Women Writers Destroying Science Fiction?

Recently, my editor put me on to the article below, which was basically asking if women are destroying the science fiction genre. I must admit I was not entirely surprised to read it or any of the comments beneath the article that dismiss Dystopian as real science fiction. When I started writing science ficiton, I…

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5 Mistakes on Way To Publishing Success

I found this post called ‘5 Mistakes you’ll make on your way to publishing success‘ through Jane Friedman’s website and it got me thinking about my own journey to becoming a self published author. Jane’s top 5 are: 1: You’re in a rush My experience: Back in 2012, I was in a crazy rush to…

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A Dystopian Future: Light Pollution

   

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Post Rewind: Recycling Ideas

This week I wanted to revisit an earlier post from November 2011 where I asked whether ideas are original or just recycled. What do you think? This week’s topic is about ideas. Where do they come from? How do we make them our own? I was thinking about this the other day when I was…

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New Income from Current Books

This week, I’m due to hand over my third book in the Exilon 5 trilogy to my editor. The book is titled Crimson Dawn, which is due for release in October 2014. I can’t wait to publish it, not only to get the story out there, but to increase my earning potential. When I released…

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Promotions!

Hi all, I wanted to let you know about a couple of promotions I’m running this week. For my BookBub promotion, Becoming Human (Book 1) is 99c until Friday on Kobo, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Smashwords. This is a US specific promotion, so the price reduction may vary across sites and territories. Kobo…

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A Dystopian Future: Noise Pollution

Source: Live Science Ted.com

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