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When your book ranks on Amazon next to one of your favourite books.

  Sometimes it’s the small things that makes an author smile. I was checking the Amazon rankings of Ninetyfive percent Human last night and found it was right next to Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky. This made me super happy as Rossi’s series is one of my favourite reads 🙂 A big thank you to everyone who has bought my …

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Fall YA book giveaway

Autumn is with us. The leaves are turning brown, the nights are drawing in, and there’s a definite nip in the air here in Wales. It’s the perfect time for curling up in your favourite chunky sweater with a good book. I’m pleased to introduce the “Fall YA book giveaway”. Fall YA book giveaway I’ve teamed up with some fantastic …

The winner of The Lunar Chronicles August Giveaway

I couldn’t believe the response to my “Lunar Chronicles Giveaway.” There were over 600 entrants! I guess you guys like Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter as much as I do. The winner of the August Giveaway The winner, drawn by KingSumo, is Hannah from West Yorkshire. Yay for, Hannah! I hope you enjoy your prize.

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Jones the Sheep – and other Welshism’s I probably shouldn’t use.

I am an author from the UK. As such, I regularly get comments/complaints from US readers who find my use of ‘British English’ confusing. I don’t blame them. If there wasn’t so much US TV on Netflix, I’d probably be vague on the meaning of American words like bangs and sidewalks too. To ease the suffering of their international readers, …

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The Lunar Chronicles Giveaway. Win 4x books in Marissa Meyers’ YA sci-fi series.

The Lunar Chronicles Giveaway Summer is in full swing here in Wales but it won’t be long before the autumn nights start drawing in. In preparation for snuggling up with a good book on the cooler September nights, I’m excited to share my August giveaway. One lucky reader will win 4x books in The Lunar Chronicles giveaway; a YA futuristic sci-fi re-telling …

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Book Review: Earthfall by Mark Walden

Earthfall book review. Earthfall is a sci-fi adventure by Mark Walden. The boy ran down the rain-soaked street, weaving between abandoned cars. He crouched behind one of the vehicles and tried to quiet his laboured breath. At first he heard nothing, but then behind the noise of the falling rain he made out another sound – one that in recent …

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How to list a book on #Kobo

It was back in 2012 when I published my first book, I didn’t have any doubt that listing ShockWaves on Amazon and enrolling it in Kindle Select was the right thing to do. Yes, there are other platforms, like Kobo, Google Play and Apple iBooks but Amazon was, and still is, the giant of the publishing world. Roll on five …

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OtherWorlds YA sci-fi and fantasy box set

You may have heard that Sarah, my short story prequel in the Ninety-five percent Human series, is included in the OtherWorlds Box Set. Nine YA sci-fi and fantasy stories in one neat package. (Don’t you think the girl on the cover could be Sarah?) Here are the stories included in the set: by Colby R Rice by Jason Werbeloff by …

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Writing a script for MY WORLD starring the Nissan 350Z

Every so often you’re asked to get involved in something different and exciting. So when Moving Productions asked me to write a voice over for the film they were shooting which featured an awesome Nissan 350Z, I had to say yes. The brief was interesting. They wanted a short scripted introduction that was about the car, but not obviously about the …