March 2, 2017

Something a bit more light-hearted for my blog today. As part of the blog tour for my most recent release, Dark Fragments, I was asked to write ten things that readers don't know about me. Ok, so if you happen to have been paying close attention to my writing career th...

February 7, 2017

My first book was released nearly three years ago now and since then I've sold well over 200,000 copies (thank you everyone who's bought them!). In just a few weeks my fifth book - The Red Cobra - will be out there for all the world to read (I can't wait!), with more i...

May 31, 2016

 

Two years ago, after a long period of rejection from agents and publishers alike, I took the decision to self-publish my first novel, Dance with the Enemy. My life has changed immeasurably since. I’ve given up a high-flying career to pursue my dream of being a full ti...

March 24, 2016

 

With my third book recently published I should firstly state that my writing journey is still very much ongoing. In fact in many respects I feel like it’s still right at the beginning. And yet my journey has already changed me and my life so much. 

 

I came into wr...

January 19, 2016

 

I’m writing this blog not long after watching one of my favourite movies; Batman Begins. Whilst watching the film, it got me thinking about just what it is that makes a character in a story, whether in book or on film, a hero? And has our perception of what makes a he...

September 4, 2015

What is Bookbub?

 

For anyone not familiar, Bookbub is the most well-regarded of the plethora of price promotion websites that are now available to authors to help promote price discounts. As a self-published author, one of the questions I get asked most is how do you go...

June 14, 2015

A question I get asked a lot is where does my inspiration for writing come from? How do I think up the characters and plots for my stories?

 

A lot of would-be writers, and even some people who are already writing, struggle with the concept of just how to create a story....

May 24, 2015

This article was originally conceived as a guest post for Rachel Abbott's website where budding and experienced authors alike can find some fantastic tips on writing and publishing:

 

 

Writing a best seller is easy, isn’t it? It’s just a process of stringing togethe...

May 13, 2015

Rachel Abbott has recently released her fourth novel, Stranger Child – another psychological thriller. Here, she talks about what makes the perfect thriller for her.

 

Asking that question is a bit like asking “What makes a man sexy?” or “What makes a plate of...

April 22, 2015

Ok, ok, I know I've not been in the writing game that long really, with only one published book (two if you're reading this after 30th April 2015), but I've been on one hell of a steep learning curve these last few years! When I was asked by fellow debut author Laura S...

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