Month: July 2019

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A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words …

…which is why getting the cover right for a book is so important.  It is, after all, the very first hook for a potential reader or, alternatively, an immediate sign that the contents is of absolutely no interest to them.  When I published my first novel, ‘Counting the Ways,’ the few sketchy ideas that I...

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At the Self-Publishing conference in late April, I was interviewed by MATADOR – my publishers – about aspects of writing my novel, COUNTING THE WAYS and about the use of social media as a marketing tool.  I finished writing that novel early in 2016, publishing it the following year, and  since then have fully re-drafted...

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Long Summer Days and Re-Reading …

There are simply too many books to read;  too many I have always meant to read and am ashamed that I haven’t (Vanity Fair heads that list and all of Trollope …) let alone the number appearing weekly that are there on my mental list to catch up with one day. Yet for the past...