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 …

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 …

Christmas, Murder – and a Cornish Obsession!

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 *Available here for a limited time at the introductory download price of 77p.   This lovely house in Marazion is where we stay when we go to Cornwall. Right next to it is the little cottage where Loveday Ross, the main character in my Cornish mystery series, lives. You won’t be able to see it because it only exists in my books, but it’s there all right. There are rabbits on the lawn, and the cottage looks out over a …

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 …

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 …

And now for the editing bit …

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This week I’m giving a sneak preview of the gorgeous cover for my soon to be published new Kindle novel, A Cornish Obsession. I love it, and I hope that you will. The artist who designs all my covers is absolutely brilliant, but I think he has excelled himself this time. Thank you, Craig. My original plan was to keep my head down and get on with the final edits of this latest book in my Cornish Crime Series, but …