How I got published, and other useful stuff

A little while ago, writing and marketing guru Damien Seaman was kind enough to interview me for a guest post on his excellent blog. The questions he asked were surprisingly tough, but in a good way because they really made me think about being a writer - what motivates me, what excites me, how I... Continue Reading →

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Hanging out with a hippo

Not a real one, obviously. This is the wonderful Haphazardous Hippo, who runs a book blog and has rather foolishly given me free run of the place this weekend! In other words, she interviewed me recently and has posted the results on her blog today. The questions were great fun, so head on over to... Continue Reading →

Birthday treat

Not my birthday, but my publisher Fox Spirit Books are celebrating their anniversary with a grand birthday sale. And the great news is that Got Ghosts? is included. So if you haven't got around to buying yourself a copy, now's your chance, because there's a whopping 25% off it for the rest of the month.... Continue Reading →

Priest Hole Central

Anyone who's read my paranormal romance 'Got Ghosts?' will know that priest holes form an important part of the plot. Not sure what a priest hole is? Well, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the official religion in England swung between Protestant and Roman Catholic depending on which monarch was on the throne.Whichever religion fell... Continue Reading →

Digital ghosts

My ghostly romp Got Ghosts? has been available as a paperback for around 18 months now - and a very nice paperback it is too. Beautifully produced by Fox Spirit Books with great attention to detail and a cover design to die for. Well, not literally, of course, although you could argue that the ghosts... Continue Reading →

My first EdgeLit

Saturday found me in Derby, at my first ever EdgeLit sci-fi/fantasy book convention. This is an annual event, staged at The Quad in Derby city centre by the talented Alex Davies and his crew. I'd heard lots about it in previous years, but had always been double-booked somewhere else. This year, with my publisher Fox... Continue Reading →

‘Cheeky romance and humour’

There's a lovely new review of Got Ghosts? available today at Jen Med's Book Reviews. I met Jen at a writing weekend a few weeks ago and got chatting to her, and she was kind enough to offer (not quite at the wrong end of a cattle prod, either!) to read and review the book.... Continue Reading →

An appreciation of cover art

Following a rather too-public spat between a well-known author and his cover artist, yesterday was 'cover artist appreciation day' on Twitter. A good cause, because too often artists get scant recognition or credit for their work. And it reminded me that I haven't said nearly enough about the artwork on my own book cover, since... Continue Reading →

If Heyer did horror?

Georgette Heyer never did write horror, of course, but some of her more light-hearted crime novels came surprisingly close, and they've always been big favourites of mine. So when I came to write Got Ghosts?, it was to those titles that I turned for some inspiration. To find out which books those were, and how... Continue Reading →

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