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How to choose a book title

Friday 25 August 2017



The title of a book is important. Perhaps not quite as important as the cover and definitely far less important than the actual book content, but a title can help a potential purchaser to decide whether she or he wants to buy the book in the first place. It can give an indication of the type of book the book-buyer is going to get - or it may not. More than once, I've been told about a book and when I've searched for it on line, I've discovered that it wasn't what I'd expected. The cover can sometimes give a clearer indication. You'll see from the cover for my 'summer' book, It Takes Two that it shows it's a romantic comedy about relationships. At least… Continue reading

Happy new website. Happy new me.

Tuesday 25 July 2017



Time and tide wait for no one – and neither does technology, to paraphrase the old proverb and to make it gender-neutral. Times are changing, and so is my website, because having an author website built and thinking it will stand the test of time, is a fool’s game. Okay. That’s enough with the clichés. What I’m really saying is that I needed to have a new website built and I’m going to tell you why. To be honest, I still love my ‘old’ website. Blue is one of my favourite colours and the bookmark tabs are fab. There were so many things I loved about it. But it wasn’t completely ‘mobile-friendly’ and as more and more people are searching the internet via their phones… Continue reading

Want to win a prize in my Carry on Christmas Lucky Dip?

Sunday 27 December 2015



I can't believe Christmas is over for another year. You all know how much I love it... so guess what. I'm having a giveaway of a few extra Christmas presents in my Carry on Christmas Lucky Dip. Click, 'Continue Reading' to find out how to enter to win one of six lovely prizes. This Lucky Dip is in addition to the Readers' Club newsletter, December draw - which you can still enter, by the way. The closing date for that is midnight on the 8th of January 2016 but you have to be a newsletter subscriber for that one. Go to my Freebies and Prizes page for details and to see the prize... which is a warm and cuddly, one size fits all, slanket. The… Continue reading

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