The Murder at Mansfield Manor: Release Date & More!

Today I’m very excited to confirm that the release date for The Murder at Mansfield Manor will be on April 1 this year! No jokes. I’m stoked to be releasing this story out to the world, as I honestly believe it’s the best Inspector Ambrose story yet. Artwork is now underway for the cover, and I’ll be starting a pre-release page on Amazon soon. I’m currently running […]

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Writing a Compelling Amazon Book Description: A Challenging Process.

Who’d have thought that something so short could be so challenging? I’m fairly sure those was Goliath’s last thought as he faced down David. It’s also been my thought tonight as I’ve spent considerable time updating my Amazon descriptions. This process has involved reading several (lengthy) articles on how to nail a good book description, and also doing research into book descriptions around Amazon, especially […]

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Friday Focus: Three Lessons in Pacing from J. K. Rowling & Harry Potter.

There are many aspects to J. K. Rowling’s writing that I could focus on today; from her amazing ability to weave a story, through to her colourful, intricate characters. This week, though, I’ve decided to focus on three of the ways Rowling keeps the pacing of the Harry Potter series lively. She moves between scenes effortlessly: Rowling isn’t afraid to jump forward in time a long distance, and […]

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Monday Motivation: You can do it.

You can do it! I don’t often use this blog purely for motivation, but I wanted to share an encouraging story from my recent writing experience with you. I was thinking back on the moment I decided to leap into writing fiction last year, and how grateful I am that I took the leap and gave it a go (as mentioned in my last post). If […]

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