2020: The Year Ahead

Goodbye 2019 and hello 2020. The start of a new year, and, a new decade. I don’t know about you, and I’m probably showing my age here, but somewhere in my head, I still feel like it’s 1989! So, what’s in store for 2020? My word for 2020 After not being able to settle on … Read more

My 10 Most Popular Posts 2019

most popular posts 2019

It’s that time of year where I look back on the blog to see what posts have resonated most with readers. In all the years I’ve been blogging, 2019 produced the least amount of posts. Possibly due to the fact that I was um… busy… publishing my debut novel!! But nonetheless, I still found some … Read more

3 reasons you should read your book reviews

To read your book reviews, or not to read your book reviews, it’s a contentious issue and one that is highly debated on both sides of the argument. Those against, advise that nothing good can come of reading what someone thought of your book – especially the negative comments! Writing is an art, and once … Read more

The number 1 indie-author resource I recommend

When I decided I was going to head down the indie publishing route, I was starting with limited knowledge. I’d listened to hours of podcasts from Mark Dawson and Joanna Penn, which were fantastic in helping me decide that indie publishing was for me, but I needed the practical information. The nuts and bolts of … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey: Mistakes I’ve Made with my first book

It was always inevitable. I was always going to make mistakes on this journey, and I always said I’d be upfront when I do. I’ve learned from those before me, so hopefully, I can share my experiences and it will help you too! So here we go… Mistakes I made with my first published book … Read more

One week on from publication

It’s hard to believe that one week ago I was a ball of nerves as my debut novel, The Memories We Hide, hit the shelves. I woke to an email that pre-orders had been sent and that my book was now live. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t internally squeal with excitement. So, … Read more

My Top 3 Indie Publishing Resources

indie publishing resources

Dipping your toes into the indie-publishing industry isn’t something to be taken lightly. The learning curve is steep and there are so many misconceptions and well-meaning but incorrect information out there. When I first started researching indie-publishing, I was amazed at how much information was out there. But, it was finding the right, most current … Read more

What I’ve learned from the editing process

the editing process

Writing a book is easy. Just pick up the laptop, open a blank document and write the words. If only! Writing a novel takes time. It’s filled with frustration, elation, moments where you want to smash your head against your keyboard, and moments where you literally jump up and down because you wrote something that … Read more

5 misconceptions of self publishing

misconceptions of self publishing

. Self-publishing has had a bit of a bad rap over the years, but I’m about to give it a PR make-over and dispell five misconceptions. . You do it all yourself. The term self-publishing indicates that you do it all yourself, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s also the reason I … Read more