I was thinking about it as today is our last day in this house. I've lived in the Trafford area of Manchester since 1976. My family moved into the Old Trafford area and I married and moved to Stretford, then we moved to Flixton for 7 years before moving into this house where we have… Continue reading The Last Day
When my book Star Struck became live as a paperback in September, I opened a Facebook launch group to spread the word. (I've since revamped it and you can read why in Cover Story) From there, I wrote a post for my Books & Reviews site and also recruited as many bloggers as I could and people who would… Continue reading How I promoted my book.
I love book covers and these days there are some fabulous ones around. So I am showcasing some of my favourite ones. More will be added as I come across them. I have contacted the authors to get some more information on the covers, so check back again to see what else has been added.… Continue reading Book Covers
by Karen J Mossman When I had completed my first book in 2012, my editor suggested I change the name from its working title of Love and War. It was difficult to come up with something new and original, and I went with Star Struck. I had no idea how to find a cover and… Continue reading Cover Story
Joanna's Journey is set in Didsbury, which is a suburb of Manchester. Many of the houses are large Victorian semi-detached ones. In the seventies were converted from affluent family houses to flats. When I went to the area in the Autumn 2015 to take photographs for this article, I saw that many had reverted to… Continue reading Didsbury, where Joanna’s Journey is set.
In the 1990’s I answered an advert in the local paper looking for writers to join a writer’s circle. We met at the local hospital once a fortnight. A topic was set and each we’d each read out what we had written and the others would comment on it. It was by listening to other… Continue reading A Writer Lot
I was going to start by staying that I had never been to a book launch, but realised I had, way back in 1992. I belonged to a writer's group and one of the members had her first book published. I wrote about it in Writer's Lot. So this is my first online event for a book… Continue reading Book Launch – Follow You Home by Mark Edwards
The second online launch party on 25th July 2015. The first one was for Mark Edwards Follow Me Home. That was my first experience of a book launch held on Facebook, so it was interesting to see how another worked. This one was Robbie Cox, who lives in Florida. I was lucky enough to be picked to read an advanced copy… Continue reading Book Launch – Robbie Cox’s Roll the Dice
Sometimes people think writing a book is easy, but it really isn't. It may be enjoyable, but it is like any job, hard work and frustrating at times. Writing a first draft is a difficult process for me. It takes a lot of concentration and copious amount of notes, then there is all the self… Continue reading Writing is Easy – isn’t it?
There are many benefits to being an independent author. You make all the decisions Publish when you decide Make instant changes to your book Promote as much as you like Sell direct Keep stats So benefits all round? Not quite. Writing is the easy and the fun part. Promoting and Selling is a lot more… Continue reading Being an Indie Author