Ruining the reputation of self-publishing: an amateur writer, one year on.

approval-15914_640Before we start, apologies for the clickbait title. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in the last twelve months it’s that negative headlines get a lot more attention than positive ones. You clicked on it, after all!

But what else have I discovered in my voyage into the minefield-strewn world of writing and book marketing, and how was In Vitro Lottery received (if at all) by the reviewing and buying public? Read on to find out! Continue reading

Book review: The Light of Dark: Leah, Tobias, Bethany, Jesse Box Set by D. Gail Miller

The Light of Dark: Leah, Tobias, Bethany, Jesse Box Set by D. Gail Miller

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“What’s that you say? A piece of Christian fiction about members of an Amish community fighting against a world-wide conspiracy in the End Times? Count me in!” was exactly what I didn’t say when The Light of Dark boxset entered my ‘to review’ pile. But you know what? Despite a few issues, it won me over.

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In Vitro Lottery – deleted scene

In its first draft form, my book had a prologue about the origins of the Norwegian Death. Although it set the scene and provided some backstory, I eventually removed it because it wasn’t really connected with the rest of the story and delayed the introduction of the main characters.

I’ve cleaned it up around the edges a bit and you can find it below as a deleted scene extra. Enjoy!

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Book review: FERTS, by Grace Hudson

FERTS by Grace Hudson

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FERTS is a dystopian future story based in a compound controlled by a man called Wilcox, where women are raised and conditioned as property for the male populous outside. Each girl is assigned a category based on physical attributes; the beautiful train in seduction techniques and hope to be bought by the local townsfolk and bear their children, the strong provide entertainment through fights and the others perform manual labour within the compound. None of them want to be in Zeta Circuit, which is the lowest class of all. Continue reading