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Real life doesn’t make sense… but does fiction have to?

When I wrote my first book, ShockWaves, I had a ‘nearly agent’ who I worked with for over a year before our ways parted. One of the complaints she had about my antagonist was she didn’t think that he’d do the things I had written. Never mind that the character in question was a psychopath, he couldn’t do random acts of …

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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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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 …