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Playlist for Sarah… and all human-alien hybrids far away from home

Playlist for Sarah… and all human-alien hybrids far away from home Music has always been a massive part of my life. I started playing the keyboard sat on my Grandma’s knee, have marched in Brass Bands, earned my living as a singer and still teach piano to whoever wants to learn. It’s no surprise that music plays a big part in …

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Help! I don’t have a romantic read for Valentine’s Day

A romantic read for Valentine’s Day. A romantic read for Valentine’s Day. That was my idea for February’s British Books Challenge 2017. So, I wanted a YA romance written by a UK author. You wouldn’t think that was too hard. Whilst a lot of the YA books I read have a romantic element in them, I wanted a bit more for Valentine’s …

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New cover for Ninetyfive percent Human

Happy New Year to you all, and Happy New Cover to me New hotness I’m really excited to start 2017 with a sparkling new cover for Ninety-five percent Human. In preparation for the release of the sequel later on this year and also to include the two short story prequels I’ve written, I’ve re-branded the whole series. Don’t they look pretty? …

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New editing pen

New editing pen Look what the postman brought! I had to share my new editing pen from the lovely Stephanie Dagg over at edit-my-book. Anyone spot the ‘editing’ mistake????? “Keep CLAM and get an editor” This pen has a lot of work to do in 2017. Bring on the New Year edits. Happy Christmas Eve everyone. I’m off to cook …

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My road to self-publishing. Part 1

The birth of the idea. Today is my book’s birthday. I pressed publish on ShockWaves on 12/12/12 (Yes, I’m a numbers freak and I thought that date was awesome). That makes it officially 4 years old. But ShockWaves had a long and difficult birth. Here’s the first part of the story that led to my self-publishing adventure. Back in 2006, …

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Why I don’t do Na-No-Wri-Mo

National Novel Writing Month It’s that time of year again. Na-No-Wri-Mo aka as National Novel Writing Month where thousands of people dedicate the whole of November to writing a book. In 2015, Na-No had 351,489 participants and out of those 40,423 managed to complete the 50,000 words it takes to become a “winner.” In fact, by the time I publish this blog post on …

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Website is back online

Hi there, After hours of sweating over a hot laptop I’m happy to announce that my shiny new website is finally back online. Phew! There’ll be lots of additions and exciting happenings in the next few weeks so keep calling back and, if you find any broken links or things that don’t work right, please drop me a note