Unfortunately that headline is not a title of an upcoming book in my Inspector Stone Mysteries series, it's something that happened to me at the beginning of the week. Since the first half of the year I have been published through the distribution platform Pronoun, which is owned by MacMillan. I've enjoyed my time with... Continue Reading →
I never considered the possibility that posting about the occasions when my writing journey hasn’t gone quite the way it’s supposed to (and occasionally when it’s gone totally tits up) could be a good thing. I’ll have to try and remember this, it’s some great advice.
Writing is not easy. If you have ever found yourself forcing out a few words, whilst listening to a crowd of negative voices in your head or staring miserably at 1567 glorious words you wrote yesterday, which now read like utter drivel, you will understand.
Social media doesn’t help. There are days when it feels like everyone else has the perfect writing life. They’ve exceeded their daily word count targets, planned a wonderful book marketing campaign, made contact with an interested agent and taken over every form of social media known to mankind…all before lunch.
You, on the other hand have not written anything since you woke up because you can’t find your favourite pen, the coffee machine is on the blink, you are still nursing an eight-day cold and the kids are running riot.
It’s on days like these when we need to read about other writers and their…
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Following my recent article on deciding to use beta readers for my last two books, I thought it would be nice to give a shout out to the three lovely ladies who took on the task of helping me to make my books the best they can be. The ladies in question are Carole P... Continue Reading →
To Beta Or Not To Beta - This is the question to which I now have an answer, and the answer is....To Beta. WHEN I FIRST STARTED PUBLISHING, I was against the idea of using beta readers, for a number of reasons: I was afraid of being told what I had written was rubbish and... Continue Reading →
Hello and welcome to Bookworms Discover, a new and unique indie book promotion site that will officially launch in January of 2018. What makes us unique? Well for starters, Bookworms discover will only feature free books by up and coming indie authors who might not be on your radar yet, and we’ll only feature up... Continue Reading →
Now available A Perfect Pose Inspector Stone Mysteries #3 What connects the murder of a teen model and an assault on her photographer stepbrother? Three months ago, Nathan Stone lost his family in a deadly blaze. On enforced leave from the department, he sinks into a deep pit of despair, but the discovery of a... Continue Reading →
What a fabulous 5* review fo An Eye Fow An Eye, this is the kind of thing that keeps me writing.
DI Nathan Stone has his hands full. After a hold-up robbery of a local convenience store turns into a double homicide with racial undertones, it’s all he can do to stay ahead of the case. But when other, seemingly unrelated, crimes appear to be linked to the same perpetrator, events spiral into an inferno no one could’ve expected.
I really enjoyed the first book in the Inspector Stone series (Where There’s a Will), but this book took things to a whole new level. We get to experience so much more of DI Stone outside his police work. Eye For an Eye allows readers to get to know Nathan as a family man, introducing us to both his wife and two lovely children. The balancing act of police inspector and family life was well portrayed.
To say this book sucker punched me in the gut…
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I’m not fussed too much about cats, except the wild jungle variety, but the rest does describe me quite well, I guess I must be a writer.
When fantasy author A.S. Akkalon told me she had been studying the online world of writers and learning about their peculiar ways I knew she had to write me a guest post on her findings. Posts on this topic are always welcome on BlondeWriteMore.
A.S. Akkalon describes herself as a fantasy author who puts dreams of medieval castles, swords and dragons onto paper. We met through her comments on my blog posts.
If you get a chance you must read her ‘About Me’ page on her blog. It is one of the best ‘About’ pages I have ever read and it made me smile.
So, please welcome A.S. Akkalon
Eighty-three percent of people want to be writers,** but not just anyone can be.
For the past six months I have been deep undercover in the online world of writers, learning their peculiar ways in order to better mimic them…
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I got one of the best surprises I could hope for today; I got an email from the cover designer I use to say that the cover for Written In Blood, my second released novel, has won a gold star in the ebook cover design awards for April 2017 from www.thebookdesigner.com I wasn't even aware... Continue Reading →