Launches

Archie and Pye get Launched

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCHIE AND PYE was officially launched last night at Cheddar Library and a very good time was had by all. At least, it seemed to be – I spent most of the evening in a bit of a sensory blur. For someone who is (albeit self-diagnosed, but increasingly convinced of it as […]

Publications

Publication Day for Archie and Pye

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Any excuse to stick that gorgeous cover up again. Well, it’s publication day today and I am quite unbelievably excited and if the truth were to be told, just a bit emotional too. In fact the paperback snuck out under the cover of darkness on Monday morning, so it’s only really the Kindle version that’s […]

Publications

Archie and Pye on NetGalley

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OK, this is where the scary stuff starts. THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCHIE AND PYE was uploaded to NetGalley today. There’s still a week and a bit to go before the official publication next Thursday, but members of NetGalley are now able to request advance copies for reviewing. I haven’t been through this process before, so […]

MA

Flying by the Seat of My Pants

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I am in the middle of writing my third novel, the sequel to THE TRUTH ABOUT ARCHIE AND PYE. OK, let’s be honest, I’m about a third of the way into it, and – after a MASSIVE wobble at the start of this week – I think it’s going pretty well. However – and this […]

Dip Flash

Back for a Quick Flash

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Yeah, well. I admit it. I’m a two-timing bastard. I wrote this book of short stories and flash, called DIP FLASH. And people liked it, you know. Here, for example, is Maryom from Our Book Reviews Online: All in all, an interesting set of stories, thought-provoking, funny, and/or scary; good, I’d suggest for watchers of […]

Ancillary skills

Unconventional Marketing

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This week I did a brief presentation on Unconventional Marketing at the Bristol branch of the Society of Authors, and I thought I’d share the gist of it with you. I should begin with a disclaimer that I am not an expert in this area. I have, however, had some interesting experiences that may be […]

Competitions

A Juggler’s Life

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I published this post yesterday before succumbing to a fit of chronic overthinking (it’s a habit of mine). Anyway, I looked at what I’d written and decided that it sounded less like a totally fascinating description of my complex portfolio of a life and more like an extended whinge. After all, any working mother (to […]