There’s Been A Murder!

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I am so excited to be sharing the new covers for my Loveday cozy mysteries series. I’d love to know what you think of them. Crime fiction is rapidly becoming the most popular genre for readers, and cozy mysteries have enjoyed a huge share of that. Readers can connect with all the twists and turns of an intriguing plot in a story of murder and deceit – without the blood and gore. They are fast moving, exciting stories, packed with …

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A Cornish Obsession – The Prologue

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This is part one of a two-day post. It’s quite long because I’m celebrating the fact that A Cornish Obsession is to be published by Ulverscroft in their Large Print Linford Mystery imprint. It’s my eighth book with this publisher. You can read the Prologue here, and Chapter One tomorrow… A Cornish Obsession Picture the scene – It’s a wintery December night and Jago Tilley is trudging back to his cottage in Marazion – unaware that he will be dead …

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Chocoholics Gather Round!

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It’s official. Chocolate is good for you!   And in the run up to Christmas when the supermarket shelves are glistening with festive tins, boxes, bars and bags of the lovely stuff, you might also want to know that eating chocolate could also stop you getting fat. I know! How good is that? According to scientists from a Columbian university medical centre, tests on laboratory mice revealed that one particular type of antioxidant in cocoa prevented them from gaining excess …

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Giving 10,000 Words The Chop – Ouch!!

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Happy Halloween! Today I’m celebrating the loss of 10,000 words. They have been axed from a second version of my soon to be published new book, A Cornish Obsession. And it was a haunting experience! I say ‘celebrate’ because it was a huge task to undertake, and somewhat emotional getting rid of those words, phrases, sentences – and in some cases whole chapters – without losing the context of the plot. But they’ve gone now, and this version of the …

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Meet Catherine Ryan Howard

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This week I’m welcoming the wonderful Catherine Ryan Howard to my blog. Like so many other writers (not only self-publishers) I have long been a fan of her Catherine Caffeinated blog. Today sees the launch of her updated version of her best-selling ‘Self-Printed The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing’. So when she offered to answer bloggie type questions, I was in there like a shot. Here’s how it went. Q – Hi Catherine, You have a great blog and an …

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Promoting the Novel

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Well, that’s the book finished, the editing has been done, and it’s now all in the hands of the lovely Wendy, my proofreader. It took her only minutes to discover a whole heap of formatting issues that I would never have spotted on my own. A mix of manual line breaks and paragraph marks A mix of three dots for ellipses and ellipses characters A mix of straight and curly quotes A mix of spaced hyphens and spaced en dashes …

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Facebook? Twitter? – Or Are You In Charge?

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Get yourself on social media … Isn’t that what all the online pundits advise? You have to put yourself about a bit (in the nicest possible way) if you want to meet other writers  – and SELL YOUR BOOKS!  So, full of trepidation, I set up this blog, opened Twitter / Facebook accounts – and got myself an Author’s Page on Goodreads.  That was the easy bit.  Here’s how it’s all panned out since then…   I love MY BLOG. …

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A New Book Launch – and it’s FREE!

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What do you think of the cover for my new book, Where Moonbeams Dance? I love it, for it perfectly illustrates the setting for my story – but you’ll have to read it to make up your own minds about that. It’s FREE here for the next five days! Here’s what it is about Hannah’s marriage to Brian had been loveless, but it still hadn’t stopped her being devastated when he died suddenly, leaving her penniless, and with three young …

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Happy Halloween – And a Few Giveaways

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Ghosts, ghouls, witches on their broomsticks – and supermarkets once again making a killing on the millions of bright orange pumpkins we all buy. It’s Halloween!! According to my research, Halloween originated in the early Middle Ages as a Catholic vigil observed on the eve of All Saints Day, November 1. Some people believe it could link back to an even earlier pagan festival of ancient Ireland known as Samhain, marking the end of summer and onset of winter. It …

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Help yourself sell more books!

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    Great New Way to Find More Readers   I’m very excited to tell you about a wonderful new book website where authors can promote their work for free. (Grateful thanks to Patsy Collins for pointing the way) offers writers the chance to have their work reach a wider audience by allowing them to download the first three or four chapters of their novel (or short stories) onto the website.   My own submission of A Cornish …

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