Available for pre-order A Stone’s Throw Inspector Stone Mysteries #5 A dead body really ruins your holiday. During a much-needed break in Devon, Inspector Nathan Stone finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation when the wife of the owner of the hotel is found killed. The last person to see her alive, he... Continue Reading →
Available for pre-order A Stone's Throw Inspector Stone Mysteries #5 A dead body really ruins your holiday. During a much-needed break in Devon, Inspector Nathan Stone finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation when the wife of the owner of the hotel is found killed. The last person to see her alive, he... Continue Reading →
THE END, two words that carry a large emotional load for a writer. For some writers, typing THE END, whether literally or figuratively, brings an enormous sense of relief because they have finally finished working on a project that might well have been a struggle, while for others there is a tremendous sense of loss... Continue Reading →
Would you change your life? This is something I’ve thought about from time to time and, temporarily at least, I feel as though I’ve come up with my own personal answer. We all have thinks we regret, thing we have either said or done, or things we have not said or done, but would we... Continue Reading →
As someone who suffers from stress, anxiety and depression I have always found it easy in the past to turn the smallest of molehills in the largest of mountains. No matter what happened I was likely to view a problem as the worst thing to ever happen to me, with the all too real possibility... Continue Reading →
I've been working hard on the 4th book in my Inspector Stone Mysteries series and I am now getting close to the point where I will be making it available for pre-order. Just today I have received the cover files for the book from my designers, the fabulous http://www.derangeddoctordesign.com/ and my immediate thought was to reveal... Continue Reading →
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 →