Updates

It’s been a few weeks since my last post. A few bits have been happening, small pieces of progress on various projects, but not enough to base an entire post around. There are in particular a few ideas about my manuscript for ‘Peach’, a story I’m very attached to. But I’m currently at a point…

Mablethorpe

As it is #WorldBookDay, is there a better time to officially announce my next novel? I’m delighted that my story ‘Mablethorpe’ will be published by the wonderful Rudling House later this year. Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, Halloween 1983. Eight year old local boy Aidan Truscott goes missing, without a trace; as the search begins and continues, the once…

Long Time, Nothing New…

I thought it was apt to name this post after a song from my favourite musician, Pete Yorn, considering I haven’t updated for a while and that is pretty much a bad thing to do when you’ve literally just decided to start a blog to keep people updated. There are a bunch of times I’ve…

Interview with Nicole Fitton

I was delighted to be featured on the website of Nicole Fitton, a debut author and reviewer herself. You can read that interview by clicking here. And please support Nicole by getting a copy of her book – it’s got some great reviews on Amazon! The interview coincides with the conclusion of the manuscript for my…

What’s On

One of the things I’m mostly asked – and particularly so with the turn of the year – is what I’m working on for the next 12 months. It’s always an interesting thing for me because, as it usually transpires, something completely unpredictable happens. If I’d been asked each January for the last three or…

Three Tips

During the promotion campaign for ‘Coal House’ I was asked through the Twitter account for the book if I have any writing tips. Disregarding that I don’t know how qualified I really am to give advice, I will share some things that have been helpful for me.

A quick note…

The promotional week for ‘Coal House’ in the UK is over, with a week of promotion in the Amazon.com store to follow. Since the start of this week, the book was in the top 50 best sellers for Suspense/Ghost stories and towards the end of it it got into – and stayed in – the…

Behind Coal House

There are just two days left until the promotional sale for ‘Coal House’ on Amazon comes to an end. The support for it has been incredible, amongst my friends, family, of course the publishers at Rudling House and also my Twitter followers who have been so much more engaging and patient than I would have…

Coal House

My debut novel ‘Coal House’ is currently on a special offer for 99p for Kindle under Amazon’s promotional week (I think I may have mentioned that in my first post!); to commemorate that I was asked by my publishers to put together a couple of posts explaining more about the book for anyone who may…

2016

It’s taken just over 3 years and 7 published books but I finally feel comfortable describing myself as a writer or an author when people ask me what I do for a living. Not that it’s a question that often comes up these days. Recently I have taken the slightly scary steps into the world…