Oh look, I’m cohosting today! Welcome to 2023, and I hope it brings good things for you. I particularly like this month’s Question, which gives plenty of scope for thinking about the year ahead. Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, T. Powell
Light in Darkness #IWSG #Giftmas2022
Giftmas comes but once a year, and I’ve participated for several years now. Rhonda Parrish, author and anthologist, creates this annual event in aid of the Edmonton (Alberta) Food Bank – this year she’s aiming to bring light to someone’s
The Problem of Paperbacks | #IWSG
Paperbacks; aren’t they nice to have? Recent events have made me think more about paperback (softcover) editions, and I thought I’d ask you for your thoughts. Next month I’ll review my first year of selling my paperbacks at Craft Fairs.
Which world? #IWSG July 2022
Which world would I like to live in? That’s the IWSG question today. I’m glad I can answer it because I can’t think of anything to write about just now. My brain is fried, and my inbox is overwhelming me.
A Difficult Question | #IWSG
Today’s difficult question is not the one set for the June IWSG post. I’ve pretty much covered that one before. So I’m doing another, which I hope you’ll find interesting. That Difficult Question – what will happen when I die?
My Virtual Book Tour, Audiobooks, plus CassaDark launch #IWSG
My virtual book tour finished mid-March, and as with all marketing things, it’s worth taking a look at it to see what I can learn. And I’m also talking about audiobooks, which is the Question of the Month. And… well,
Art, Images, Graphics, and Jeremy Hawkins | #IWSG February 22
Artistic images for my book covers I generally leave to others. But I am now capable of putting a couple of photographs together in a decent display for certain types of books. I generally don’t go further than that, although
Zanzibar’s Rings–the Cover Reveal | #IWSG December 21
A Cover Reveal is a funny thing. I’m not sure whether it really does help marketing your new book, but I do it anyway. It’s all supposed to build hype leading up to the book launch. Well, I’ve chosen to
“If you like that, you’ll like this” | #IWSG November 21
“If you like that, you’ll probably like this other book I read.” That seemed to be one of the most enjoyable things about my first book stall which I gave you feedback on last month. I thought I might talk
#IWSG October: update on the book stall + my latest Book Launch!
My latest book–the flash fiction collection Snowflakes and Shivers–comes out tomorrow! Like the collections earlier in the year, it contains short stories that have been here on my blog, this time with a wintry and seasonal theme. But there are
Preparing a Book Stall | September 2021 #IWSG
I’m doing a book stall at a Craft and Gift Fair on September 18th. It’s been several years since I last did one, which was in my (then) Village Hall. So I knew everyone, and a reasonable number of people
July 2021 #IWSG | Quit writing? Or Reading?
Would I ever quit writing? That’s effectively the question today. What would make me quit writing? I’ve had the odd month or two recently when I’ve not written anything much… not in the way of fictions or non-fiction. I’ve generally
Reflections on the #AtoZChallenge2021, Camp NaNoFinMo, #writephoto and #IWSG
Reflections on an extremely busy month of April! I decided to wrap all my thoughts into one blog post and make it my IWSG post, too. Insecure Writers Support Group Each month there is also an optional question as a
F is for Fate #IWSG #AtoZChallenge2021
Fate… how much of my writing is left to it? It was fairly difficult to come up with a topic for today, since it is Insecure Writers Support Group day, where we blog about things pertaining to writing, and support
Question of the month / Critters and Crises launch #IWSG
Critters and Crises launches tomorrow. What? you ask. Well, more below. Today is the Insecure Writers Support Group monthly post. IWSG is a lovely group of people all posting monthly on the first Wednesday of the month, exploring all sorts