The Boy from the Snow’s 5 year Anniversary!

The Boy from the Snow’s 5 year Anniversary!

Hi everyone, today is the 5 year anniversary since The Boy from the Snow was first published! All the way back in August 2016, I thought I might try to get my book published. While researching options, I came across Olympia Publishers, a small press who seemed particularly interested in new and unknown authors. I remember hitting ‘send’ on their online form, thinking that I’d never know unless I tried. I wasn’t expecting to hear anything back, but first they wanted

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Top 8 Indie Books of 2022

Top 8 Indie Books of 2022

Hi everyone, today I thought I’d talk about my top 8 indie reads of 2022! I read some really great independent books last year. In fact every read was enjoyable, so if you’re an indie author and your book doesn’t make my list, it’s not that I didn’t love it. I had to be quite ruthless, otherwise I’d be hear all day! You’ll notice that several books are from the same author – excitingly some of my favourite authors released new

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2023 Author Goals

2023 Author Goals

Hi everyone, Happy New Year! It’s been a while. I thought coming up with my 2023 author goals would be a great way to kick-start this year’s blog. So, without further ado, here are my goals for this year: 1. Have the 3rd Novel in my series Published The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed my first goal has carried on from last year! I’d hoped the 3rd novel in my series would be published in 2022, but the publication process

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Author Goals Update

Author Goals Update

Hi everyone, today I thought I’d update you and reflect on the goals I set for myself in Jan 2022. Also, gosh, I hadn’t realised quite how long it had been since my last blog post. Something like three months! I’ve been focussing more on just writing recently. So as we near the end of 2022, here’s how I did on my writing goals. 1. Update on my 3rd historical fiction novel I really hoped the 3rd novel might have come

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Getting Back to Blogging

Getting Back to Blogging

Hello everyone, this week I’m talking about getting back into blogging. As the title suggests, it’s been a fair while since my last blog post! There’s been a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, July was a bit of a month in real life, with a couple of tough things happening. Then once that calmed down, I found I was out of the routine. The first half of July impacted my reading habits, too, so I haven’t been reading as many

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What NaNoWriMo can teach you as a Writer

What NaNoWriMo can teach you as a Writer

This week on the blog, I thought I’d talk about finding out about yourself as a writer. Particularly, how NaNoWriMo an teach you about your individual writing style. I recently decided to take the plunge and commit to doing July Camp NaNoWriMo. One of the reasons I love doing Nano is because it allows me to branch out ad try something new. Especially since a lot of this year so I’ve been in editing/revision mode. A distinctive voice as a writer

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The Veiled Wolf 3rd Book Birthday

The Veiled Wolf 3rd Book Birthday

This week on the blog, I thought I’d let celebrate The Veiled Wolf turning three! The last three years have flown by! I’m fondly remembering the launch party I had a couple of days after publication and a cake my friend Helen made to celebrate the book coming out. Book Sale I only discovered this by chance today, but Amazon have put The Veiled Wolf and The Boy from the Snow on sale on paperback in the UK. Thanks Amazon! Currently,

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The Oak Tree Calls – Launch Info

The Oak Tree Calls – Launch Info

Hi all, info about the launch of my next novel! The Oak Tree Calls will be released on this Saturday, 7th of May. I’m quite excited! If you haven’t already seen it yet on social media, here’s the front cover and the blurb. Also below is an trailer to give you a bit more of a flavour. Yorkshire, 1909. Kindness can turn into love, but not if it’s destroyed by the secrets of the past. When broken-hearted Penelope weds David Thornton

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April Camp NaNoWriMo 2022

April Camp NaNoWriMo 2022

April Camp NaNoWriMo has landed! Or rather, it landed on the 1st April (I’m a bit late to the party). Writers partake in a virtual retreat, a more flexible version of the November event. Writers can choose their own goals rather than the common goal of wanting to hit 50k words in a month during November. (More info about April Camp NaNoWriMo can be found here.) I’m away later on in April, so I thought I’d do a ‘mini’ goal for

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Author Goals Update – March 2022

Author Goals Update – March 2022

Hi everyone, I thought I’d give an update on my author goals! We’re somehow already halfway through March (each year seems to go by quicker than the last). So I thought it would be a good time to look back at the goals I made at the start of the new year and see how it’s going so far. 1. Have my 3rd historical fiction novel published My 3rd novel in my Dark Ages Celtic series is not published yet, but

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