My female hero – V’s Juliet Parrish

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With Wonder Woman getting so much attention from the media, grandly declaring her debut solo film as ‘at last, a female action hero!’ (an accolade which was quickly derided on social media with lots of photos of Ripley, Buffy, Xena, Sarah Conner et al), I thought I’d go back and share some thoughts on my own female hero from my youth – V’s Juliet Parrish.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award: An interview with Rowena Schoier

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I’ve been nominated by Debbie Jinks for the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’, where a character in one of my novels has to answer ten questions about themselves. I’ve chosen Rowena Schoier, the wife of Caden, a politician in the Ministry of Reproduction. She has her own plans for the fate of the world.

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In Vitro Lottery

Out now on Amazon! Winner of the New Apple Summer Ebooks Awards – best sci-fi dystopian!

Imagine a future where the population has crashed, civilisation is crumbling and gene editing is the only way to have children. Would your ethics, views and beliefs still be the same, and would you trust those in charge to do what’s best for humanity, no matter the cost? Welcome to In Vitro Lottery, out now on Amazon!

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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

Can Twitter help sell my book?

For any new author, trying to establish an audience is one of the most difficult things we face. Before the age of self-publishing through Amazon, B&N et al., if you weren’t picked up by a publisher then getting your work in front of people was a very difficult and time-consuming process. Nowadays, anyone can write a novel and have it visible to the public in moments.
The downside of that, of course, is a massive increase in competition. Instead of a shop with hundreds of books vying for readers’ attention, there are hundreds of thousands on Amazon. It’s a bookstore of near-infinite shelves, and if you’re not at the front table, it’s a journey you have to persuade your customers to make.

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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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