Woo! After 2 years of work, my latest book The First Fear is now available to purchase on Amazon in both ebook and paperback. Get it here - http://mybook.to/FirstFear I learnt so much whilst working on this book and it will always have a special place in my heart as working on it got me through … Continue reading The First Fear is out TODAY!
Hi everyone, just an update on how things are going. This week sees the release of my new book The First Fear. I hope you enjoy it as much I did writing it. If you've not pre-ordered then don't worry you will be able to pick it up for the special launch price of just … Continue reading I’m in SPFBO 2018
Is this latest news about a private company using data gleaned from Facebook to influence voters really much of a surprise? Apologies for this post but I want to get my thoughts on this down. It’s always been pretty obvious that all those third-party apps that seek access to your profiles newsfeeds and friend’s lists … Continue reading Facebook ‘scandal’ raises another issue about personal responsibility
So many ideas! Hi everyone, I've not posted in awhile. So, this is just an update on what I've been up to this past month. Well in terms of writing the novels I'm afraid to say I've not done anywhere near enough the amount that I would have liked in January. And that's because I've … Continue reading Ideas, Ideas, everywhere!
Hello, everybody, I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! I thought I’d write a post about my plans for 2018. So last year was a bit of a rollercoaster for me jobs wise and was one where I learnt some tough lessons, both about life and writing. Life wise I learnt … Continue reading Happy New Year – What’s to come?
It’s been a few days since I watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi and after thinking about it some more I’ve concluded that Disney just does not respect the franchise. Anyway, I’ll stop bashing as it’ll just set me off on another rant. For those of you that loved it, good for you but this … Continue reading How Star Wars The Last Jedi should have gone
Is getting a traditional publishing deal better than going Indy? As a member of many writing groups online I’ve seen more than a few authors brag about landing traditional publishing deals. I have debated and in some cases outright argued with some who claim that landing such deals means that they are superior to us … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt About Self-Publishing – Is getting a traditional publishing deal better than going Indy?
Being a writer is a profession that leaves you wide open to critics from all walks of life and backgrounds. You may think you’ve written the best thing ever but be assured that someone somewhere will think its terrible and will most likely relish the chance of putting the boot in. Now I’ve received this … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt About Self-Publishing – Writing is not for the faint-hearted
Often when indy authors are asked; ‘What is the thing you need the most help with?’ the answer is most often ‘marketing’. And it's because of this answer that there are now hundreds of different services offering to promote your books. Since publishing Heir to the Sundered Crown back in 2014 I’ve experimented with a … Continue reading What I’ve learnt about self-publishing – Book Promotion is Changing
Writing is a lonely profession. It’s a fact. Sure you can talk to people for ideas, but when it comes down to it, it’s just you and the thoughts spilling out of your head. For a long time, I was going solo. I’d used Terran Defenders and my historical fiction novel Unconquered: Blood of Kings … Continue reading What I’ve learnt about self-publishing – It’s a collaborative effort