Thursday, 29 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Author Showcase - introducing Ali Bacon and her debut novel: A Kettle of Fish
It’s fantastic to be here with Janice in her author showcase and from my home in Bristol, I’m trying to imagine I’m actually in glorious South West Scotland which I know a little, though not as well as I know the east coast where my novel A Kettle of Fish is set.
Friday, 16 November 2012
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was involved in a an exciting new initiative with loveahappyending.com - a magazine style website with energy and zing that has been around for less than two years and which continues to forge ahead with innovative ideas to support its authors in an everchanging publishing climate.
The latest feature on the site is called The Bookshelf. The common thread with The Bookshelf is that the books presented are being actively marketed. This means either a traditional publisher, or a media-aware author, is behind each title with an unwavering campaign to get that title noticed.
So on the site you will find exciting new authors and the publishers who support them, together with independent authors like myself, who are trying to make their mark. This innovative idea to bring Pindies together in support of each other – both traditionally published and independently published authors – is ground breaking in its synergy.
The Loveahappyending Bookshelf is all about inviting YOU to be instrumental in discovering the next ‘hot’ author, and so helping to spread the word!
To keep in step with this new development and my involvement with loveahappyending as an associate editor as well as a featured author – I have launched a new venture of my own in connection with the website and am now editing a twice monthly brand new and tartantastic ‘Bookshelf Reviews’ feature to support the authors and publishers involved. Check out my November features below and why not follow Loveahappyending.com on Twitter and catch all the tweets by using hashtag #lahe
I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts about the website, the collaborate support venture between authors and publishers, and the magazine style posts featured on Loveahappyending.com
So please do feel free to leave a comment.
Friday, 9 November 2012
This week I’ve been kicking back and relaxing after the launch of How Do You Voodoo?
|Happy Birthday to my real life hero - Mr JH!|
So until next week (when I’ll be back to work on my WIP) I’m wondering if you like to take a break and kick back a little after completing a writing project - or are you a writer that gets straight into the next book without a single pause?
Friday, 2 November 2012
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Spellbindingly Fun Blog Party last Friday – it was great fun! Lots and lots of party peeps took part and I was amazed at how imaginative and clever you all were with casting your spells.
In the prize draw for Spellbinding Bloggers – Caroline James won the Highland scented candle in the exact purple tartan to match the cover of How Do You Voodoo?
Over the past week, I’ve been on tour promoting How Do You Voodoo? I’ve been interviewed on some fabulous blogs about my writing, my research, where I get my story ideas from and I have also been fortunate that several very well respected Book Bloggers have pulled out all the stops to read and review How Do You Voodoo? during my promotional week. So if you have a few moments in your coffee break - do pop over to each of the blog links below to visit these fabulous blogs and see what I’ve been up to on my Voodoo-tastic blog tour!
And as if that wasn’t all fabulous enough this week More Than A Review.Com included How Do You Voodoo? in their list of Recommended Halloween Reads!
The Dumfries and Galloway Standard – my local newspaper is running an article on the launch of How Do You Voodoo? today (Friday 2nd Nov) I’ll post a link to the online version of this article as soon as I have it.
And, last but not least, this week I launched my brand new Bookshelf Reviews feature on the innovative magazine style website loveahappyending.com. I’ll be presenting this feature twice monthly to bring you the latest reviews and reader opinions on one of the loveahappyending.com’s featured author’s books – helping you to discover an outstanding new book, an exciting new author and a fabulous new writing talent!