Here's something a little bit different for you today, a middle-grade author! I've know C. Lee for a long time through our blogs, so it's great to have her here today to celebrate the launch of her new book. If you've got kids, check this out. If you know some kids, check it out too. … Continue reading Introducing C. Lee McKenzie
Greetings! Hmm... I've been sitting here for five minutes wondering what to write next - I blame it on a lack of tea. I've sat back from blogging for most of April because I know a lot of my regular visitors are taking part in the A-Z Challenge, so they really don't need me clogging … Continue reading Stuff, other stuff and nonsense
After some very cold and snowy weather, today felt properly Spring-like. This is what a happy dog looks like, once he's run around and exhausted himself! The awesome thing about this time of the year is waking up when it's light, strolling rather than rushing to get through errands, and being able to sit outside … Continue reading Spring is springing
Okay, lovely people, just a really quick message to say that my first novella, Cat & The Dreamer, is free for Kindle all day today - Monday 12 March! Please buy it, share this post, shout it from the rooftops, and go door-to-door around your neighbourhood! And if you feel moved to do so, a … Continue reading Cat & The Dreamer, Free Today!
Have I ever told you why I became a writer? Well, obviously there are several reasons, but one of them was because when I was very young I'd have dreams nightmares that felt very real. I'd be coming home from school to find my family missing, or running away in the middle of the night. … Continue reading The art of neutral thinking
My novel is complete. It's been sent for editing - the lovely Karen Sanders removed a million extraneous commas - and I've looked over the notes, and now it's done. Completely and utterly done! Next, I have to decide what I want to do with it. I'd like to submit it, either to an agent … Continue reading The end, the end, the very very end…
A few people have asked how my day at the Indie Pop-Up Signing in Bristol, this weekend, went. So, whenever I'm asked a question that requires more than a one-syllable reply, I blog about it 🙂 I've not done a signing on this scale before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Everyone else seemed … Continue reading A weekend in Bristol
I've done it! I've finished my novel. I started - as you know - in November 2016, and wanted to finish within the year. It's been one year, two months and sixteen days. With a caveat... it's going to go to my editor, the wonderful Karen Sanders, who, I imagine, will pull it apart and … Continue reading Yes, Yes, Yes!
So, 2018... hello. From a personal point of view, last year was good, yet I'm struggling to think of anything specific! I've just had a look back at last year's round-up, and it was much more eventful. I guess some years just slide along easily, moving from day to day, week to week. It doesn't … Continue reading Happy New Year
Every time I write a post for this blog, I realise how long it's been since the last one. Instead, I've been novelling (yes, squiggly little red line, that is a word if I want it to be!) Progress on the novel is still going well, but the actual details haven't changed since the last post I … Continue reading Merry Christmas!