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My musings about the world, self publishing, living abroad, and my author career.

Annual review 2021

Annual review 2021

2021 was another hard year. I did publish the two books I planned, though I only wrote one of the sequels. My word for the year was build, and I did build my newsletter and backlist, though there are still ways to go to for both of them. Maybe that is more of a decade...

Dragon Heir & Dragon Queen

Dragon Heir & Dragon Queen

Well, Dragon Heir is available. It is even now available in paperback too, as that took a bit longer to get right. And Dragon Queen is also now up for preorder for the end of this year. And if all goes according to plan, then that will close out this series. Which is...

Dragon Heir – Chapter 1!

Dragon Heir – Chapter 1!

Tomorrow Dragon Heir launches. This is the second book in my series about dragons and shifters. It tells the story of Birgith, a girl who is trying to work out where she belongs, and Haydn, a boy who wants to be with her, but isn't sure how. Read on for the first...

Dragon Heir teaser

Dragon Heir teaser

Dragon Heir publishes in just over a month! I am currently putting the finishing touches to the manuscript, so thought I would share a few teasers about the story here for you. It is dual point of view, as it follows both Birgith and Haydn. (And yes, SPOILER ALERT,...

Self publishing 28: email lists

Self publishing 28: email lists

For the next in my series of posts on self-publishing I am going to discuss email lists. These aren't actually limited to just self-published authors, as if you are traditionally published you might be interested in a mailing list as well, for all the same reasons....

Looking for short stories? I can help

Looking for short stories? I can help

I am super excited to share that I have a story in the next Fall into Fantasy anthology. This is a collection of fifteen short stories across all aspects of fantasy, and it will be publishing on the 21st September on Amazon. My story is a re-telling of Aladdin. And I...

Self publishing 27: serialisation

Self publishing 27: serialisation

Another format to publish your stories in is through serialisation. That means putting small sections (episodes or chapters) out one at a time.This is a tried and tested way of publishing - most of Charles Dickens books were published a chapter at a time through...

Self publishing 26: printed versions

Self publishing 26: printed versions

So far in my series about self-publishing we have mainly talked about the production of ebooks. Now, these aren't the only type of books that you can create. In fact, there are a myriad of different formats - paperback, hardback, large print, audiobook, serialisation,...

Fae Fair & Fae Secrets

Fae Fair & Fae Secrets

It was a bit of a rush to the finish, but Fae Fair was published on 29th April. I even managed to have the paperback available for launch as well.And I have been blown over by the feedback that I've got so far. Reviews are really important to authors, as they help us...

Self publishing 25: Conferences

Self publishing 25: Conferences

For my next post in this series on self publishing I am looking at conferences. These are a great way to keep learning about writing craft, as well as marketing. And they also allow you to network and meet other great authors in your genre you could, in the future,...

Fae Fair – Chapter One

Fae Fair – Chapter One

Fae Fair – the first book in my epic fantasy series about fae, horses and magical bargains – is about to publish. So as an exclusive for my blog readers, here is the first chapter.Chapter One: The worst brother in the world Footsteps thumped up the stairs. Zoe slumped...

Self publishing 24: Bestseller lists

Self publishing 24: Bestseller lists

Being a best selling author is something that sounds impressive and many people have that as their goal when they start publishing. Whether being able to say that your book has been featured on a best seller list is something that drives sales is up in the air, but t...

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