Pub week

Pub week is always a combination of fear and excitement. It never gets old to hold a copy of your new book - in this case Thunderball - in your hand. The small amount of people who read the e-arc loved it and I got some great feedback and a super blurb for the jacket. The network of contacts that I've been building up over the years came through (and continue to come through) in a big way. Also it's competition week, the PW BookLife Fiction Prize went live yesterday... more

Apr 02

Notes from the Writers Room

In our writers room Tuesday night we were chatting about writing groups - the various different kinds and how they can be a great source of support.Advice for finding the right writing group for you? it comes from networking. Say you’re in a class, or doing a course, suggest a writing group and if there is interest, set one up. Reach out to friends, look for ads in bookstores. Call your local bookstore and ask if they have a writing group or know of any. Or you can start your own... more

Mar 18

Sneak peak at Thunderball

All you need to know is that Nikki - our narrator - is doing a favour for a friend and it goes sideways from there.Enjoy!I put the Rover in the space closest to the exit. I’ll have to evade Gav’s chatty doorman, the chap loves a mug of tea and a gossip with any passing tenants. I tuck my hair behind my ears, entering the reception area, out of sight of the desk and the first thing I hear, is an argument.“No, I won’t give you the keys,” the doorman’s voice... more

Mar 09

Open Flame Press Cafe - 2/21!

Routine is hard when every day is pretty much groundhog day.In trying to claim some of it back, at 10 a.m on a Sunday morning, when I'd normally be sitting in a coffee shop to do a couple of hours writing I have been doing zoom write ins with a couple of friends in England. We have the radio on in the background and a cup of tea/coffee to sip whilst we work. It's drop in, just over 30 mins, if you need a quick springboard to get into your writing (I usually keep going for a couple of... more

Feb 07

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New cover art
The official cover for Thunderball!

Feb 05

Coming soon

Yay, a productive week! We're finalizing the cover of Thunderball, just a few more tweaks, hopefully I can get agreement on those next week. I'm also going to post an excerpt from the first chapter here too. Everything is humming at the store and I wrote my dad a long letter that went off to England in the mail yesterday. Dad's confined to his room at moment and having something to read should help break up his diet of TV, crosswords and sudoku.I also managed to get hold of a... more

Jan 31

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'Write something' it says
Coming soon
New cover art
Open Flame Press Cafe - 2/21!
Sneak peak at Thunderball