Meet me at Mellor Literature Festival 2018!

Meet me at Mellor Literature Festival 2018!

I’m very excited to reveal that I will be appearing at the first-ever Mellor Literature Festival on Saturday 30 June along with more than a dozen other authors. I will be doing a book reading of Sarah’s Shadow, answering kids’ questions, handing out...
Seven reasons why authors should do blog tours

Seven reasons why authors should do blog tours

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine, the excellent romantic comedy author Audrey Davis, told me she’d recently done a blog tour and that I should consider doing one. I was familiar with the concept of a blog tour, but I assumed you had to do them when your...
Our session at Barnes Children’s Literature Festival!

Our session at Barnes Children’s Literature Festival!

If someone had told me in December that I would be performing at a literature festival in London a mere six months after self-publishing my debut picture book, I would have laughed at them. But that’s exactly what happened this weekend. Along with two friends –...
Meet Us at the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival!

Meet Us at the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival!

I am delighted to reveal that I will be appearing at the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival 2018! I will be taking part in this wonderful annual event with my fellow children’s authors, Paul Ian Cross and Sylva Fae, on Saturday 12 May. As part of the...
Universal links and why authors need them

Universal links and why authors need them

In an earlier article I discussed in detail why authors need Amazon reviews. With thousands of new books, both indie and traditionally published, hitting the market every month, authors need to do everything humanly possible to convince customers to buy their book...
Writing tips for kids

Writing tips for kids

As I mentioned in a previous blog, there’s a short story-writing competition taking place in our town. To celebrate Congleton’s 700 years of having a mayor, children (and adults) are invited to write a short story about the mayor having an adventure. As an...
Why authors need Amazon reviews

Why authors need Amazon reviews

I’ve always enjoyed writing reviews. Long before I was ever an author, I liked to leave feedback for things, whether it was for a service I’d received or a product I’d bought. I’m not sure if it was an altruistic desire to help other customers...
Congleton writing competition

Congleton writing competition

A writing competition in Congleton? I’ll be the judge of that! I am thrilled to announce that I will be on the judging panel for a writing competition that’s taking place in our town over the coming months. The competition will provide an opportunity for...
International Women’s Day 2018 – my thoughts

International Women’s Day 2018 – my thoughts

Today is International Women’s Day 2018. A day to celebrate all the achievements throughout history that amazing women have undertaken, particularly those acts that have helped us move toward gender equality. This annual event seems more pertinent than ever this...
Download my free joke book!

Download my free joke book!

They say that laughter is best medicine. They also say that the best things in life are free. I have no idea who ‘they’ are, but I agree with them wholeheartedly, which is why I’ve gone and created a free joke book! It’s a collection of jokes...