Authors: Don’t Be a Bloody Statistic

There are people that are writing in the hope of getting rich, and there are people that are writing for the love of the craft. I would firmly plant myself between these two extremes. I suspect that those writers who are most disappointed are in the first category. I love writing, have reached a point in …

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The Rollercoaster – 29,000 Downloads Later

Remember this scene from the 1980’s comedy film, Parenthood? If you follow my progress you will know two significant things have happened to me lately: 1) I left my agent and found my novel, 'The New Mrs D' unpublished with a loss of my sales rankings and 2) I held a three day free promotion …

Laughing inappropriately and Other Guilty Confessions

I spied a Twitter profile today which said, ‘laughs inappropriately. Even at funerals.’ At first I was outraged… and then I remembered I have done this. Before you click away from here, let me attempt to explain myself. You see, I was young, naïve and completely horrified when it happened. My thirteen year old self …

Interview With Sci-Fi Author Dylan Hearn

I had a little chat yesterday with an indie author pal whose book I recently read, Dylan Hearn, who is having a free promotion right now for his sci-fi thriller, Second Chance as well as celebrating publication day for his second book, Absent Souls. Science fiction is not my usual read of choice, but I picked Second …

Book Distribution Fun and Frolics.

Those of you who read my Publication Update From a Terrified Author will be familiar with my journey to publication. If you didn’t, go there now. It’s okay, we’ll wait. *Taps fingers* *Answers the call of last night’s left over chocolate cake in the fridge* Up to speed? Great! So to update you some more: …

Feeling Your Nuts For a Good Cause

Sometimes I agree to do things, then only afterwards wonder if I have the necessary tools with which to complete the task in hand. Case in point - my latest endeavour to write a post for the CheckOneTwo #feelingnuts campaign. CheckOneTwo was founded in 2012 by brothers, Simon and Andrew Salter, who were inspired to make a change …