Change of Blog Format and Autumn Chickens -Not Fade Away.’

I'm considering changing the format of my blog and rather than post short stories, to concentrate on providing more variety relating to my work as an author. Since I started the site, approximately 4 1/2 years ago (how time flies!) there have been approximately 1,000 individual visitors who either follow or like my posts, but …

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When everything comes together

Sometimes it can be frustrating for authors to break the cloak of invisibility when entering the publishing world. Long hours are spent writing, editing, revising and endevouring to publicise their work. There are as many reasons for being a writer as there are genres. Some write purely for their own pleasure and some need to …

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Characters and Q & As

As a change from my usual short stories, I thought it might be interesting to do something slightly different this week. Many authors are introverts, preferring to sit tapping at a keyboard instead of shouting ‘Buy my book.’ Fortunately, book bloggers are supportive in helping to spread the word, and one way of doing this …

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Characters, genres and inspiration

You probably realise by now that I write in a variety of genres and formats. Following the recent release of my latest book I’ve been concentrating on marketing and publicity, and it occurred to me that as a writer, how little time I actually spend, well, writing!  Inspiration is never a problem, fitting everything into …

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Bloggers and books for Christmas

For anyone who enjoys reading, a book makes a wonderful gift for Christmas, but how do you choose? Do you trawl through Amazon and pick something in a genre you enjoy? Perhaps you have a favourite 'Go-to' author and hope the recipient has similar tastes? The big five publishing houses have a difficult decision between …

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BFOR and Saturday Morning story

I'm delighted to be able to support Books for Older Readers in their bumper bundle give-away of three books to one lucky winner.  You don't have to be 'of a certain age' but the site is particularly relevant to mid-life and older readers and writers. It reflects books and authors who have had a greater experience …

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The Diet and Staying in with Linda

It's been a great week. Not only was it my birthday, but I was a guest on Linda's Book Bag discussing Spirit of Technology , and to top it off, one of my stories has been accepted for the anthology 'Flashpoint' to be released by Clarendon House books shortly.   You can read what Linda and I got …

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