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Become an Indie Author! Self-Publish your book on Amazon Part 2 of 3!


Hello Readers As promised here is the second of a three part blog about becoming an Indie Author by publishing your book on Amazon…. Before you start part 2! You will need to already have an account with Amazon, have … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! 2 Days to Launch ! – The Execution


Hello again Readers Almost there now, just over 48 hours! This blog will be about a very important scene in my book – the very public execution of a condemned man. Once again the three Nottingham newspapers were a wonderful … Continue reading

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How I found a Designer for my Book Cover


Hello again readers. This is an update on my upcoming first book, a True Crime Story about a very real and savage set of cut-throat murders in my former home town of Nottingham. Conceived after an Internet search for information … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 Relic Hunters (first draft) Part 2 of 2


Chapter 3 Continued…..  The Mayor then cautioned the prisoner in a manner which was so grave and serious a charge warranted that what he might say would be taken down and perhaps produced against him and told him he was … Continue reading

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Do I show or do I tell?


Hello again Readers. I am preparing myself for a Writer’s conference next week in Harrogate. I hope to pitch my story at this event and will need a good synopsis. I will also need a complete first chapter. Now here … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of a Murderer!


Hello again Readers. A few days ago I returned to my old home city of Nottingham. I needed to complete some important research for my upcoming novel. I was still looking for the precise route taken by the murderer as … Continue reading

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Talking Tablets – free writer apps for Ipad Iphone and Android devices!!


Hello Readers – I am talking tablets today – and no don’t worry, I havent swallowed any! I have been a little slow to embrace the tablet computer. Its been a case of choosing the right one for me. I thought … Continue reading

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