YouTube subscribers and Christmas Fiasco

We intended to end the prize draw for subscribers to our You Tube channel at the end of December, but true to the obnoxious form of 2020 we hit a snag. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsmbM57q4SzHbOcx3CPbr1Q If you have your YouTube settings as private we can’t identify you. 😳 To be included, if you have subscribed please send an …

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Val’s Tales and Aliens

The production of our Val’s Tales YouTube channel has kept us sane in what has turned into a Christmas to suit the rest of 2020. Bah Humbug. Despite everything thrown at us, the second storycast hit the waves this week. In total contrast to last week’s story this one is a little bit of silly …

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Character Christmas Presents

Fellow author, Sue Moorcroft raised the question of Christmas presents but in a slightly unusual way. As she so rightly says, it’s bad enough trying to think of what to buy friends and family but how about the characters in your books? Great inspiration for a blog post. Thanks, Sue. Initial thoughts are the narrator …

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Best Man Part 2 and Autumn chickens

If you enjoy my short stories, you can find 'Christmas Rebellion,' describing Santa's problems, featured in the fantastic online magazine Autumn Chickens. Sign up for their free newsletter and join over 3,000 others who appreciate the wide range of features including books, prize draws and opinions, mainly aimed at the older reader, but open to …

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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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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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