Happy birthday to the Insecure Writers Support Group – 12 years old today! A birthday review of the last 12 years When I read the question of the month, I realised that in 2011 I was preparing to publish the
Junior books are what I would call early or pre-middle grade. They are for youngsters reading to enjoy a story, which may have some mild danger in it, but still learning many words. I decided there was demand locally for
A spring clean needn’t happen in spring, of course. But it’s useful to have a checklist for spring-cleaning your blog–and I don’t mean doing a make-over. And mine is in urgent need of a spring clean. Joylene Nowell Butler, Ronel Janse
Dangerous Women by Hope Adams is one of those books that nearly made Book of the Year for me in 2021, but it was up against terrific competition! It’s my featured book for my A2ZChallenge post today. But if you
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
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
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 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.
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 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,
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
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 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
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
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