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Exciting week and exciting news…

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It’s been a very exciting week for me and Perfect Ten. The official launch date was earlier in September, but the launch party was on the 21st September at Chapter One Books in Manchester. On Friday, it was reviewed in the Daily Mail! Perfect Ten has gone national! In the fantastic review in their books […]

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The Story of My Story: Perfect Ten

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Now January is over and done I’m starting to look forward to 2018 even more. In case I hadn’t mentioned it, I have a novel out this year! Perfect Ten will be published on the 6th September 2018. As you can imagine, this is very exciting for me, and I’m going to start at the […]

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I’m delighted to announce…

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…that I am now represented by Judith Murray at Greene & Heaton Literary Agency. It’s been a wonderful start to the year with a warm response so far for my next novel. I sent it out at the beginning of January and met Judith. Later that week she agreed to represent me. This is a […]

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Countdown week – meet Lorraine Pascoe

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Lorraine is the family liaison officer for Jan’s department. She’ makes sure that everyone is looked after and that everyone is in the right place at the right time. She’s understanding but not a soft touch. She and Jan have worked together from the beginning and they know each other well. They used to go […]

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Countdown week – meet Lisa Connelly

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Six days to go to the release of Playlist for a Paper Angel and today we meet Lisa Connelly. Lisa is a teenage girl who has spent most of her life looking after her younger brothers and sisters while her parents spent their time drinking and arguing. Leaving home early, Lisa meets Declan Connelly and […]

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November means NaNoWriMo!

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November means Nanowrimo. National Novel Writing Month. The time when I write 50000 words in 30 days. Which isn’t novel length, and the length isn’t the only thing that’s different. I really look forward to November. It’s just after my birthday, just before Christmas and it’s usually cold. So when I discovered Nano many of […]

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Kindle Scout: the final week

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I’ve been running a Kindle Scout campaign for three weeks now. The first two weeks were great, with plenty of time in ‘hot and trending’. But week 3… Week three was both difficult and focusing. I’d exhausted all my personal contacts and had to urgently think up new strategies. I haven’t connected my day job […]

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Day 15 update – half way through Kindle Scout

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So I’m half way through and I’ve had an accelerated learning experience over the past two weeks! Kindle Scout makes you evaluate exactly what you know about social networking against what tools are out there. It also makes you evaluate how comfortable you are with the process. Self publishing has had a bashing this week in […]