72 posts tagged author’s journey

These Are My (Author) Confessions #6: War of Mist Launch Day Feels

It's the release day of my third book, and not only that, but the final book in a series. It's unknown territory. People keep asking me how it feels, and I'm sorry to say, I still don't have a neat answer for you. This book tested me in so many ways, in ways that the previous two didn't. I suppose every new ...

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[Interview] A Chat with The Clever Reader

Since before Heart of Mist was released in 2017, I've been in contact with Sarah, who runs the blog, The Clever Reader. Every year, we talk about my new release and my author journey. This year was no different. As the release of War of Mist draws nearer, I reached out to Sarah to see if she'd be interested in ...

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On Writing The Last Book In A Series – Guest Post For A Thousand Words…

Hello lovely readers, As the launch of War of Mist draws closer, I've been doing a fair bit of outreach marketing (as you can imagine). Part of that is being featured in publications and on blogs, talking about my craft and my books. Recently, I wrote a piece for the lovely Aditi, who runs A Thousand Words, A ...

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On Starting a Small Press with Monique Mulligan

I recently spoke to fellow author and former small press director, Monique Mulligan about what it's like to run your own indie pub house... Here's a snippet of what I had to say... If we rewind five years back or so, you would have found me at my desk writing and submitting literary fiction to publishers all over ...

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A Letter to my Unpublished Self with Monique Mulligan

Author Monique Mulligan has been running a series on her blog called 'A Letter to my Unpublished Self' for a while now. It's one that I've read regularly for the past few months and have always admired. Recently I was lucky enough to have my own letter included. You can read an extract below, and click through to ...

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Cover Reveal: WAR OF MIST, The Oremere Chronicles, Book III

Lovely readers, The day is finally here! I'm so thrilled to be able to share with you the cover for the third and final instalment in The Oremere Chronicles... War of Mist... Official Blurb War is here. Toxic mist drives all life to the brink of destruction and the conqueror queen, Ines, has her talons in ...

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These Are My (Author) Confessions #5: Wow, it’s been a while…

Hello hello lovely readers, Remember me? Wouldn't be surprised if you didn't... It's been a while, hey? Well, I've got plenty of excuses - books in production, opening Talem Press for submissions, publishing other authors' books and moving countries... But, frankly, I can't be bothered going into all that right ...

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These Are My (Author) Confessions #4: Reign of Mist Launch Day Feels

It's the publication date of my second book, and I'm still grappling with what that means. To be completely honest, I didn't know what to expect when this day arrived. I've been a jumble of nerves and emotions. There are a lot of things people don't tell you about releasing a second book. For me, my first ...

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Mini Podcast #12: Where I Ramble About 1 Year Milestones, Lessons Learnt and Book Launches

Hello hello lovely readers and listeners. Welcome back to another mini podcast episode. This one's a little bit special! We're celebrating Heart of Mist turning ONE YEAR OLD. Say whhhhaaatttt? That's right. It's been a full 12 months since my debut hit the shelves and I want to reflect on that a little. ...

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Mini Podcast #11: Where I Ramble About Launch Copies, My Editing Process and Stephen King

Hello hello lovely readers and listeners. Welcome back to another mini podcast episode. In this one I tell you all about picking up the launch copies of Reign of Mist and delve into the other aspects of an indie author's work. At one listener's request, I also share my editing process, from beta readers and ...

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