Launching a Sequel

Book two in my World of Linaria series, Palom, has been out for a couple of months now. I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown! In that time, I’ve sold a little over 200 copies which is still super surreal! Reviews have started to trickle through which has been quite nerve-wreaking! You can […]

London Film and Comic Con – Wrap Up

London Film and Comic Con took place at Olympia at the end of July. It’s definitely the biggest show I’ve had a dealer table at, and despite being so overwhelmed and having a panic attack on the Saturday, the convention was sensational! I met so many amazing people (some of whom I’d met at previous […]

My Self-Publishing Journey – One Year On

It’s not every day that you get to enjoy an anniversary. This post isn’t about any sort of relationship, though, it’s about my self-publishing journey so far. Several friends of mine suggested writing a sort of “one year on” wrap-up post, so I’ve put together some of what I’ve done, how I’ve done it, and […]

National Novel Writing Month – Update

It’s November!! For all those wonderful writers out there, it’s a month of motivation, challenges, and crying. I am of course talking about National Novel Writing Month – A.K.A. NaNoWriMo. For those who are unfamiliar, it’s a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in November. It’s a hard enough challenge, but when you […]

Why I struggle to write “deeply”

This blog post is in part triggered by a conversation I recently had with a friend about the “playground” antics sometimes endured by friends and family as well as strangers and peers. The childish thinking of, “Oh, you like [THING]? You’re so sad!/You’re such a loser!/You’re [insert other childish, derogatory comment].” I was mocked and […]

Do you know what vanity publishers are, and why you should avoid them?

  The old adage, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” is applicable in the hunt for publication. Getting published traditionally (either by one of the big five or a smaller publisher or hybrid publisher) is INCREDIBLY difficult. Literary agents and publishers receive thousands of submissions every year, of which less […]