One evening last week, while sensible people headed outside to enjoy the unseasonal British heat, I arrived at a community library to deliver a talk about my debut novel BLIND SIDE. For some reason I’d decided it would be worthwhile to give this talk in conjunction with a PowerPoint presentation, though I’d delivered it au … More Why my next library talk will NOT involve an overhead projector
Just had a nudge from FB that I should make my author presence known. And there’s been nothing on my blog for a while, oh dear… My excuse for tardiness in posting anything is that I’ve been busy getting my second novel MS ready and submitting to publishers – and preparing a plan for self publishing … More Not slacking off, really
Two chances to win a copy of the paperback edition of my thriller Blind Side are coming up: A Rafflecopter giveaway, open to UK entrants only, will be running on My Reading Corner from Monday 7 April until 11.59pm on Saturday 15 April. (Sorry for any confusion over the dates.) The winner, drawn at random from the entries received, will receive a signed … More Win a Blind Side paperback
Featured image by Claire Tucker OK, so nothing that dramatic or exceptional happened. (Apart from my seriously red hair, that is – the hairdresser took me at my word.) To me though, it was a very special evening, and one I won’t forget. I chatted with lots of lovely people, many of whom forked out for a paperback, then … More What happened at the Blind Side launch party
A quick update. My ‘big do’ – the launch for Blind Side paperback – is tomorrow and I haven’t yet decided what to wear, which bit to read from the book, written any bullet points or pressed anyone into taking photographs. That will all have to wait for my return from the London Book Fair, where … More A lot happening…
They’ve arrived! My author copies of Blind Side plus two boxes for selling at events. Here are some pix that I took yesterday in my state of overwhelmed excitement. The dog was in a tizz too, barking like crazy when the doorbell went, and he spotted two large, very chewable boxes. I celebrated with a large glass of … More Blind Side paperbacks arrive!!
So, what you’ve all been waiting for. My big news is… Blind Side is coming out as a paperback!! It’ll be available at the end of February from UK bookshops and Amazon. (If your bookshop doesn’t have it in stock, please ask them to order it.) I’ve been dying to tell everyone about this for ages, was … More BLIND SIDE – coming out as a paperback!
First I want to wish all my blog’s readers – whether you’ve been with me from the start (have a special Christmas kiss) or you are freshly following, intermittent or have dropped by for a quick peek – a peaceful and contented Christmas. Or a jolly, merry, boozy one if you prefer. Now I want you to imagine this post strewn with enticing decorations and drifting … More Good News, or OMG something really weird is happening with my book (it’s selling)
Christmas offer – Blind Side 99p/$1.25 on Amazon For a limited time only from 16th December, Blind Side e-book will be on sale on Amazon at a greatly reduced price (99p, $1.25 or equivalent). If you’re tempted, why not check out the reviews! This is a great time to grab a copy for your Kindle or (if you can work out … More Blind Side Christmas price cut, #FridayBookShare and other news
This past couple of weeks location has been at the forefront of my mind. I’ve been compiling a video of the settings in Blind Side – a year ago when starting out on my journey with Unbound I rashly decided to make a video of the novel’s London locations a reward for those people who pledged for … More On location & other things