Autumn News and NaNoWriMo 2020 plans

This summer was quite a busy time for me and I never got around to doing a Summer News post for my blog. I think that was largely because all the news I had was in progress and happening, rather than being either upcoming or recent events. Also, you know, | Read more…

Blog Tour and Interviews

Following the launch of Mime last week, I’m excited to announce a new release blog tour starting Sunday 2nd August. Organised by the wonderful Anne Cater at Random Things Tours, the blog tour features blog spots and reviews from 13 book blogger over two weeks. I’m super excited to share | Read more…

It’s Launch Day! Giveaway & Live Stream

After over 10 years of work it is finally LAUNCH DAY for my debut novel, Mime. To celebrate the launch, I’m running a giveaway to win a signed copy of the book, plus extra goodies! I’ll be doing a live stream on Facebook tonight at 6pm. I hope you’ll join | Read more…

MIME – Now funding on Kickstarter

You can now pre-order Mime through my Kickstarter Campaign! This is the first opportunity to get your hands on the book, and there’s exclusive bonus content that will ONLY be available through the Kickstarter. Why Kickstarter? I’m crowd funding prior to the general release of the book as a way | Read more…

10 Books That Influenced Me As A Writer

As I gear up for the Kickstarter and launch for Mime, I find myself reflecting on how I got to where I am – a debut novelist with a book about to be published. Here are 10 books that have shaped my writing journey, from my early teens to now. | Read more…

10 Ways to Promote your Book for Free (or nearly free)

So you’ve written and published a book, now you need to find some people to read it. You might think you need a marketing budget, but while paid ads are often successful, there’s loads of things you can do at no cost at all! 1. Write more books The single | Read more…

A Writing Retreat Adventure with MeddwlCoed

At the end of February, I attended my first ever writers’ retreat. I joined six other writers in a large house on the edge of the Brecon Beacons for three days of intensive writing and discussion.   The organisers of the event were Jo and Roz from MeddwlCoed. A couple of years | Read more…

Spring News – What have I been up to?

It has been an age since I did a personal update, so this could be a long one.  Mime – Releases 28th June[UPDATE – new release date is 28th July] 2019 was a big year for me. I finished my debut novel, Mime.   I. Finished. A novel.   That’s big! Huge!  | Read more…

Feedback & Editing (Pt 2) : Case Study Examples from my Debut Novel

In this post I’d like to share some experience of my beta read process – some examples of the feedback I received and what I did to address it. | Read more…