Category Archives: Publishing

Cats And Dogs

My short stories have transferred from Smashwords to the ibookstore and translated the ‘teen fiction’ category to ‘children’s stories’.  When I look at the downloads I find that in the ‘customers also bought’ section are books for young children.  Of course, … Continue reading

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Banished No More

Banished is now online!  It is up and available on smashwords.com: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/45233 We’ll be opening the bubbly tonight! As it is ebook week I am hoping to have a voucher code for all you guys soon.  Thank you to everyone … Continue reading

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…speaking Japanese, I think I’m speaking Japanese…

I really think so, because my publisher and I just can’t get the cover design right.  I want something edgy, graffiti-ish and grungy and he keeps submitting cover designs with clean-cut, sharp fonts that speak of squeaky clean kitchens on … Continue reading

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The Elephant In The Garden

You know that weird expression about big commonly-known secrets that no-one talks about, the proverbial ‘elephant in the room’ at dinner parties?  Well, I have an elephant in my garden, on the terrace to be exact.  It is a baby elephant … Continue reading

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The Intuitive Ending

Burnt or burned?  Dreamt or dreamed?  Leant or leaned? Smelt or smelled? Leapt or leaped?  Learnt or learned? I thought I knew, exactly when to use one form over the other and then I found myself questioning it as more … Continue reading

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Morphing Morphic Resonance

An unusual idea and a little bit like marmite.  Either you agree or disagree.  I have come across very few who are undecided.  My husband told me about a new example involving starlings.  Or was it skylarks?  Swifts?  Well the … Continue reading

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Wish I’d thought of that!

Unlike the chap who liked the product so much he bought the company (Remington?), I just sit around bemoaning the fact that I didn’t come up with the idea in the first place to anyone who will listen and admit … Continue reading

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