Thursday, 28 June 2012

The I-Spy Murders

Crooked {Cat} Publishing launch The I-Spy Murders today. It's a new cosy crime novel by David W Robinson and is the second in the series. They're 1st Lady Detective meets Murder She Wrote. If you enjoyed The Filey Connection, you'll love this.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Marina Lewycka an inspiration

I had a great day on Saturday, managed to fit in everything I wanted to do, sold a few books and had a lovely day. Marina Lewycka (author of a Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian) was an inspiration. So inspiring, in fact, I've got an new idea for a novel and since the one I was working on has stalled this might be just what I needed... Watch this space.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Busy Saturday

Writers' meeting in the morning, poetry reading in the afternoon and listening to Marina Lewycka (A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian) at the Holmfirth Arts Festival in the evening!

Chance to Win

I've got a guest post today on the blog Book Sake . You can read a bit about the story behind the book. There's a chance to win a copy of Once Removed.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Jonas Centre Wensleydale

Just off to the Jonas Centre to lead a Writing From Life workshop for a women's retreat. Hoping to cheer up a wet day.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

New Treats

There are now five genres represented in the Readers' Treats section; romance, contemporary fiction, memoir, historical fiction and fantasy. The latest book is How To Look Like You, with some great prizes on offer. There's still lots of room for other books and genres.

Great article on book promotion

"Your book is your child. You can't recognize its shortcomings, any more than a proud parent can consider their child dumb and ugly." Joe Konrath 
Check out this article for good advice on book promotion. What works: Promo for ebooks 

Friday, 8 June 2012

Guest speaker in Slough

Just gathering my notes ready for a talk I'm giving in Slough next week. Plus cleaning the house for my niece and friend who will be looking after my dog ;0) A busy month, with a poetry day tomorrow, talk Tuesday, leading a writing workshop next Saturday in Wensleydale, then another writers' day the Saturday after that, followed by a reading from Gardens, Gifts and Grace. Will there be any progress on the new book??

Friday, 1 June 2012

All new format for Once Removed Blog

In an effort to connect with fellow readers as well as authors I've updated my blog. It now includes a Readers' Treats page, where readers can have access to special 'extras' to increase their reading pleasure, and a Writers' Goodies page with information, workshop ideas and anything else that authors might appreciate.