Promoting? But I want to write!

At the beginning of 2012, I wrote a post about ‘Building an Author Platform’. With ‘The Piano Player’s Son’ newly out, the whole marketing/promoting/author platform stuff is at the forefront of my mind. Even if you’ve cast only a cursory glance over my posts in recent months, you’ll know I’ve... read more

The Launch!

October 25th – that long-awaited day on my calendar – came and went. I can’t believe it’s already ten days ago, and this post on the launch is long overdue. So, how did it go? After all my anxiety and neurosis beforehand, it turned out to be a wonderful occasion.... read more

Launch Day!

I had intended to write a post every day this week in the run up to LAUNCH DAY, but it’s turned into a crazy few days with two evenings spent meeting book groups and a local radio interview. All lovely things but adding to the 10 million things I had... read more

Final Countdown!

Launch day for The Piano Player’s Son minus I know that’s the same image I used for Unravelling’s anniversary earlier this year, but somehow it seems appropriate to let them share as they’re both my ‘babies’! It was lovely at the book group evening I went to last night to... read more

Launch of The Piano Player’s Son Final Countdown!

Monday and four days until the LAUNCH!                                                                                  It’s almost here – I can’t believe it. Invitation There’s so much going on this week that I wonder how I’ll cope, so thought I’d write something each day in the lead up to Friday as a way of keeping my feet on... read more

When a quoit interrupts your life

Last Tuesday 25th June marked what I had planned as a four-month countdown to the launch event for ‘The Piano Player’s Son’. I intended to write a post describing my excitement and impatience as this longed-for date draws closer. It was not to be! And the reason? Yes – quoits!... read more

Can you judge a book by its cover?

Can you? Well, we all do! Even in this age of ebooks, covers play a significant part in the decision to buy a novel. They are often the first interaction a reader has with a book, and they need to attract, intrigue and capture some of the essence of what’s... read more

Setting and The Piano Player’s Son

It’s six months now until the launch of ‘The Piano Player’s Son’ on 25th October in Worcester! To try to contain my excitement between now and then, I’m going to blog from time to time about aspects of the novel – characters, plot, themes, settings, and next week, I’ll be... read more

Book covers

It’s all about book covers for me at the moment. I’ve been working on the cover for ‘A Writer’s Alphabet’, my book (almost there) compiled from some of the blog posts on writing and being a writer that I did last September in the A to Z challenge. Also the... read more

Unravelling’s Anniversary

In May it will be three years since the publication of ‘Unravelling’! Hip hip hooray! Three cheers for ‘Unravelling’. Its success in that time has surpassed my dreams. As well as all the lovely readers (some of you I know are included) who have told me how much they enjoyed... read more