Category Archives: Writing

The Birth of the Kindle

The 10th birthday of the Kindle was on Sunday, which has been met with all sorts of retrospectives. Getting less coverage is that it’s also the tenth anniversary of Amazon’s self-publishing platform. In this excerpt from the forthcoming third edition … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Writing Prompts – Bad Boy Romance Edition

Lots of people will be diving into NaNoWriMo in a few days, and lots more are sitting on the fence. I’ve been on that fence, it’s made of excuses! Today, I’m going to do you a solid by taking one … Continue reading

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Book Launch: LIBERTY BOY

New release time! LIBERTY BOY is available now for $3.99 from Amazon US | UK | CA (and all the rest too). It’s the first book in a new series, and the first I’ve set in my home country of … Continue reading

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Nothing Any Motherf*cker Said Was Going To Get Me To Quit – Guest Post by CD Reiss

A new year is the traditional time for making all sorts of promises that we probably won’t keep. But there is something noble in the effort alone, right? And in that vein, I have a great motivational guest post from an author … Continue reading

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Pay What You Want For Ten Great Historical Novels

Hello! Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been taking my own advice for once and focusing on writing. But don’t worry, I’ll be back blogging very soon – once I’ve finish moving them commas around. If you’re looking for something … Continue reading

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Movie Deal for Mercenary

I’m delighted to announce that the movie rights to Mercenary have been optioned. And So It Begins… Entertainment is a relatively new Hollywood production company founded earlier this year by industry veterans Toby Midgen and Stacey Stanley. Everyone at ASIB … Continue reading

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Staying Sane in a Crazy (Self-Publishing) World

How do you keep yourself from going crazy? It probably helps if you are reasonably well-balanced in the first place, but, for the rest of you, I have some advice today from Susan Kaye Quinn. As many of you will … Continue reading

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