24Feb 2014

Reviews are a tricky area, aren’t they? Or is it just me? Nowadays it seems we’re asked for reviews on everything, every single time we buy any little thing and in many instances it feels inappropriate to even be asked for one let along complete one – of course the sellers are not to know […]

13Feb 2014

Helen Hart of SilverWood Books recently sent out a tweet pointing to what I found to be an extremely interesting, though equally daunting, post by Jane Friedman giving an Author Platform Definition – I encourage anyone who is thinking about writing, is writing or, like me, has already written something to read this in full […]

09Feb 2014

First month as a published author complete, sales ticking along with a 5* review in as a bonus, getting my head around social media (just about) so feeling pretty good! Wondering what the next month will bring? Well first up is that my book A Single Step will be available as a free ebook from […]

27Jan 2014

So…my cherished novel, A Single Step, is now available on various sites, its sales are pleasing me and today my first (5*) review was posted by someone I don’t know! My mystery reviewer has no idea how much joy they have brought me!  It’s exciting, more than exciting actually – it’s all I’ve wanted for […]

07Jan 2014

As promised I have stopped procrastinating and have published my book. It has been uploaded onto several sites so there should be a format to suit all and it can be downloaded to read on many different types of phone, PC, tablet and reader. I now need to get the word out to as many people as […]

30Nov 2013

I would really like to be announcing with that title that I had achieved some sort of success towards my goal of getting published but alas so far that has not been the case. However – Yeah!  Have just succeeded in the NaNoWriMo challenge of writing 50,000 words in the month of November and had my […]

02Nov 2013

It’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which is very exciting as, after taking October off to spend my time submitting my first novel to literary agents and publishers (as a quick update – so far unsuccessfully),  I am itching to get back to writing. My second book in The Grayson Trilogy is called Before the […]

16Oct 2013

My most useful book at the moment is the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook . It’s packed with information that covers everything to do with writing and is a great place to start researching literary agents. There are several chapters which give a great insight into the world of the literary agent. These cover everything from why you […]

30Sep 2013

Okay, so about my change of direction. Once I had finished the reworking of my manuscript I was considerably happier with it and felt much more confident. I sent it back to Helen Hart at SilverWood Books who took a quick (and complimentary!) look at it and I asked her to arrange to have it […]


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