Exposé: The Doughnut Trade

I am working from home today. Not the book marketing this time which is riddled with crime and conspiracy, but my proper job which, well, isn’t. You know, the one that simply earns an honest wage. But then again, my book does pay for little extras like cake. And good coffee. Take my local shop.Continue reading “Exposé: The Doughnut Trade”

Cold Turkey

It’s been quite a successful weekend. The Christmas tree has been bought and the thirsty thing now sits in the back garden in a bucket of water, gasping. It has had a tough time getting to the tree enclosure at Aldi and I can’t promise it a better life when it moves indoors in aContinue reading “Cold Turkey”

White Noise and Quilogy

I imagine that all writers share the need to get into the right frame of mind for fresh ideas to spark and for the words to flow. There seems to be so much noise out there with politics, lock-downs, security alerts and endless chatter from pundits and pollsters, that it can seem that there justContinue reading “White Noise and Quilogy”

ePubs and Pancakes

I set myself a task last weekend to quickly compile a beautifully type-set ePub file of my new book to upload to a range of on-line eBook sales channels. My mission was to bolster the good works of the jungle people who have their own exclusive file format that is special to them. Browsing around,Continue reading “ePubs and Pancakes”

Poirot and Paddles

After riding the steam train to historic Dartmouth today, we crossed the river by ferry and boarded a paddle steamer in September sunshine. The steamer headed out to sea just beyond the forts guarding the entrance to the estuary before turning upriver. A grey seal lounged on a pontoon and pulled a banana pose asContinue reading “Poirot and Paddles”

Rolling stones unmasked

Two fantastic marketeers, Isabel in Spain and Melanie in Canada, are helping me spread the word about my debut crime novel, Below The Strandline. This has taken a bit of the pressure off me to launch my self-published book. I am away for a short break from my day job with a bubble of unmaskedContinue reading “Rolling stones unmasked”

There’s a lot of crime out there!

It is an eye-opener for me in my brief time I have been on twitter how many seasoned and new crime fiction writers are out there and the excellent quality of marketing product behind them. There’s a whole industry built on dishonesty, corruption, violence, murder, kidnap and judging by the levels of interest in theContinue reading “There’s a lot of crime out there!”