The story of a new author

This was a first for me, I’d never been to a literary festival before so decided to attend this year to see what it was all about and bought a ticket for a Masterclass: The Modern Publishing Landscape with Rebecca Swift, co-founder of The Literary Consultancy, the UK’s longest-established editorial assessment service & Debbie Young, […]

There is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt at the beginning of my second novel, Before the Dawn, which goes:- ‘We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…………….we must do that which we think we cannot.’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]