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The Fleet Quintet is now the Free Quintet

I’m giving away the first four books I ever published free for the whole of July.  As this is a Smashwords campaign, it means the books can be downloaded onto any device, which is nice.  No faffing about there, then! … Continue reading

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When music creeps into your writing

It’s ironic that the two most brutish men I’ve ever created should both be associated with tinkly piano music. When writing a novel, I obsessively listen to the same music every day until the book is finished (or I’ve gone … Continue reading

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The price you pay for teeny tiny fonts

I have – miraculously – got the price down on my novel TRANSFERENCE and better still, it’s the sort of price you’d expect to pay for a paperback. One of the many cruelties about self-publishing (and that’s a long list … Continue reading

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Dear 2016, What do you mean 2017 is going to be worse?

Trending on Twitter earlier this week was a “Dear 2016” line (not actually a hashtag).  One of the saddest was someone asking 2016 not to take Carrie Fisher, which it then promptly did, along with her mother.  The general idea … Continue reading

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Why is it so hard to write a book blurb?

Does it ever get easier to write a book blurb?  At some point, after you’ve battled day after day, does something suddenly go “ping” and you realise how to string the words together adequately?  I’ve just written nine new blurbs … Continue reading

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V.GOMENZI is published today!

V.GOMENZI is my fourth novel to be published but it feels like the first!  I tried out the pre-order option on KDP and gave myself a month to promote it like mad, with the result that the 3rd of November … Continue reading

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Accidently got my new book published on Super Thursday!

I wasn’t trying to get V.GOMENZI published on Super Thursday – I didn’t even know the date!  I had dimly thought about it, but then decided it was a marketing gimmick that wouldn’t do me any favours.  After all, I’m … Continue reading

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