• Marketing and Craft Talk,  Publishing

    WLW FICTION QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS 2019

    Firstly, a very big thank you to everyone who filled in the survey and a special thank you to those of your who shared the post regarding the 2019 WLW fiction survey. In the end, we had around 230 forms filled in. While this is less than the 600 replies from last year, that survey managed to hit traction within the mainstream market and therefore got a higher number of replies. With this smaller data set, we can be assured that it is the thoughts of people who actively read…

  • Marketing and Craft Talk,  Personal,  Publishing

    Colleagues in the Author Business

    As a full time self-published author, I work from home and am self-employed. I met someone at the weekend, at an author event, who told me she could never work for herself, she’d get too lonely. She’d miss conversations by the water cooler, talking about what was happening in the business, and the general camaraderie of socialising with her work colleagues. I agreed that it can sometimes be a lonely profession, but I have work colleagues. I gestured around the room at all the other authors manning their tables. “They…

  • Marketing and Craft Talk,  Publishing,  Writing

    Where should readers buy books from to best support their favourite authors?

    As with so many things in the publishing world, the answer to that question is not a straightforward one. I recently received a message from a reader, she told me she loved my books and wanted to buy my latest but she was unsure the best way to go about it. She’d heard that purchasing directly through a publisher website was the best. She’d also heard that Kindle Unlimited was the devil for authors, but she loved reading and was looking into signing up to the subscription service. I wrote…

  • LGBT+,  Marketing and Craft Talk,  Publishing,  Writing

    Be a part of Winter Hearts 2019!

    It’s been a busy start of the year for me but there is one project which I am particularly passionate about and eager to get off the ground; Winter Hearts 2019. In case you slept through the last four months, Winter Hearts was a festive box set with 13 fantastic authors each submitting a short story about the season. It was all in aid of charity and while the final figure has yet to be accurately calculated (taxes etc) it will be in the region of $7,000. We even managed…

  • LGBT+,  Marketing and Craft Talk,  Publishing,  Writing

    EVENT POSTPONED: I’m Attending DIVA Literary Festival 2019… are you?

    I’m very happy to announce that I will be attending the DIVA Literary Festival 2019, taking place in Birmingham UK from 15th — 17th March. Tickets are now available on the festival website, and I’ll be taking part in two panels over the weekend. On Saturday I’ll be on the Independent Author panel with Clare Ashton, Clare Lydon and Sally Edwards, talking about all things Indie. Drop in to find out more about our journeys and pick our brains for advice. On Sunday I’ll be sharing the stage with my…

  • Marketing and Craft Talk

    A bit of a refresh…

    As those of you who visit often probably know, my website frequently goes through changes. However, I wanted to flag up some new content I have been putting live over the past few weeks… namely, new individual book pages. If you visit the Books page, you will see all of the covers of my currently released books, as well as some information regarding books that are coming up in the future (you may find some interesting information there 😉 ) If you click on those covers, you will be taken…