A Folder Called ‘Bollocks’ – Why Authors Should NEVER Respond to Reviews

Regular readers of my blog may recall I celebrated the much anticipated landing of my first one star review as an author, with a light-hearted blog post and a nod to fellow authors to try not to take them too seriously. In the last month I have seen a few knee-jerk reactions to scathing reviews and am almost always …

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Chick Lit Books – An Open Letter To Real Book Lovers

Lucy Kelson: George, I think you are the most selfish human being on the planet. George Wade: Well that's just silly. Have you met everybody on the planet? - 'Two Weeks Notice'. This weekend I had my very first book signing event at the Waterstones store in East Kilbride, Scotland. It was a great and pivotal day …

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you will know two significant things have happened to me lately: 1) I left my agent and found my novel, 'The New Mrs D' unpublished with a loss of my sales rankings and 2) I held a three day free promotion …

Porn Addiction IS No Laughing Matter

It’s just five days since The New Mrs D was released and I have already had some wonderful feedback from readers, most saying they completely associate with her. One Amazon reviewer sums it up nicely: ‘It is so refreshing to have a main character who isn't perfect, who is always struggling with weight, self-esteem issues and …

The ‘Let’s Have a Break From The World Cup and Talk About Death’ Blog

First - NEWS! The New Mrs D is now available to PRE-ORDER on Amazon! Hooray!(Follow the link) Here it is again in case you missed it - LINK And second... I have a confession. I’m drawn to graveyards. Which is just as well because there are no less than two in the lane where I live …

Exciting Project For New Women Writers

I'm delighted to share some information about the exciting new WoMentoring Project, a scheme which seeks to help new women writers in their quest for publication. Their new website has been launched today! Good luck to all involved. Below is some more information for any women writers, or interested mentors who may wish to get on board to use or …

The New Mrs D – A Publication Update from a Terrified Author

I have been asked by many for an update on my road to publication, so today I am making an announcement: The road has been temporarily blocked. And yes, I am now terrified. I do want to do what I promised I would for other new writers and that is share my journey. I've had to be quiet …