Non-fiction

How I promoted my book.

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.

Articles, Places

Didsbury, where Joanna’s Journey is set.

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.

Crime, Famous Authors, Mystery

Book Launch – Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

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

Romance

Book Launch – Robbie Cox’s Roll the Dice

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

Non-fiction

Writing is Easy – isn’t it?

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?

Non-fiction

Being an Indie Author

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