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 →

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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 →

Got Ghosts contest

I've just set up a brand new Facebook page for 'Got Ghosts?' and to celebrate I'm holding a daft little contest, with one free copy of the book to give away. All you need to do is pop along to the page, have a look at the photo I've posted there and come up with... Continue Reading →

Friday Five: inspiration for Greystones

There's no such place as Greystones Hall, of course. The house, a rambling and terrifically haunted manor which features in my latest book Got Ghosts?, is a product of my own fevered imagination. The library, the chapel, the minstrels' gallery, the attics, even the cellar, are purely fictional. And yet... are they? Mostly the answer... Continue Reading →

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