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

A mixed bag is now live!

A mixed bag is now live!

A mixed bag is now for sale from Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and more. Paperbacks are also available only from Amazon. It contains ten short stories, all with something of the fantastic about them. They range from a historical fairy tale retelling to a...

Self-publishing 8: distributors v direct

Self-publishing 8: distributors v direct

OK, so you want to publish wide, but how do you go about doing that? You have two options: you can set up an account with a distributor, who will then send all your book details to the retailers you select; or you can go direct to each retailer and upload your books...

Sint v Santa – combining celebrations

Sint v Santa – combining celebrations

It's that time of year again, when the shops are full of kruidnoten and we have the seemingly endless consumerism approaching of Sinterklaas followed by Christmas. One of the things you need to do to a greater extent when you live abroad is to combine holiday...

A mixed bag – coming soon

A mixed bag – coming soon

I am working on finalising the text for my collection of short stories that will be published later this month. As I announced to my newsletter earlier this month there will definitely be nine stories now in the book, and I am working on a tenth. I need to finish...

Self-publishing 7: KDP Select or wide

Self-publishing 7: KDP Select or wide

So you've decided to self-publish, rather than pursue a traditional publishing deal, which means you need to decide where you will publish your books. Now, this is more of a decision than you'd think. The simple answer is that you want to publish them everywhere, in...

NaNo – Oh no!

NaNo – Oh no!

It's coming up to the time of year again for NaNoWriMo, or the National Novel Writing Month. Where many writers attempt to write a 50,000 word new piece of fiction in a month. That's an average of 1,667 words a day for the whole of November. I participated in CampNaNo...

My writing theme

My writing theme

Some of you may have noticed that my blog has a new tagline: Exploring purpose and belonging across worlds Over the summer I've been thinking a lot about what direction I'm going in with my writing, and what the theme is that ties it all together. And I realised that...

A mixed bag – cover reveal

A mixed bag – cover reveal

Over last winter I released four short stories. Those are now unpublished and I am putting those, together with a least four others, into a collection. This is called A mixed bag, and is available to pre-order before it is published on November 28th. These are the...

Self-publishing 6: the importance of genre

Self-publishing 6: the importance of genre

When writing fiction it is really important to be aware of what genre you're writing in, and what expectations readers in that genre have. (This is true for traditional publishing as well as self-publishing. Though if you're traditionally published you would be...

Supporting your mental health

Supporting your mental health

Over the summer, as well as planning out what I'm going to be writing for the rest of the year, I've been thinking about how I look after myself. Everyone knows the importance of physical exercise in order to look after your physical health, but what can you do to...

Summer’s over & paperbacks are here!

Summer’s over & paperbacks are here!

The big news from over the summer publishing wise is that my two books (Moving abroad with children and Raising bilingual children: when school speaks a different language) are now available in hardcopy. It's really exciting to actually have them in my hands, and be...

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