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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 …

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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 …

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$ 50 Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway and Free YA sci-fi fantasy Box Set

$ 50 Amazon Gift Card The launch of OtherWorlds, a box set of YA sci-fi fantasy stories, is less than a week away.  I’ve partnered with the nine other awesome authors in the collection to bring you this $ 50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. The winner will be announced on launch day, 23rd May. Also very entry gets a free …

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Massive Summer Reader Blowout #Giveaway: ends May 31st

A short, sweet post today. I’m excited to be taking part in the Massive Summer Reader Blowout Giveaway so, if you’re looking for the chance to win an Amazon Echo, one of two Kindle Fire HD tablets or just get some great summer reads, this giveaway is not to be missed. ENTER HERE The Prizes GRAND PRIZE: Amazon Echo + Kindle Fire HD …

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Book Haul, Stationery Love and battling with thorn trees

Excuses, excuse, excuses. Today’s post was going to be my review of Phoenix Rising by Bryony Pearce for the British Books Challenge. I’m really enjoying the book… but I haven’t finished, mainly due to spending two days battling with thorn trees in the garden. I’m pleased to report I won, but they did put up a good fight and I have a great collection of …

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Cheree Alsop’s Top 10 things you need to know about Writing: Daybreak Book tour

I’m really excited to be taking part in the Daybreak book tour. Daybreak is a YA science fiction action adventure by Cheree Alsop. It’s the first book in the ‘Girl from the Stars’ series. Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling full-time author who has published over 30 books, including two series through Stonehouse Ink. She lives in Utah with her husband, …