Hangin’ with the Vamps, cos I’m down with the kids…

Yes, I’m middle-aged.  I often need a nap in the afternoon, I have a lot of grey hairs (more than home hair-colouring can fix…), I forget where I put the hand towel when I come out of the bathroom and then realise it’s wrapped around my head, I lose my sunglasses then realise I’m wearing them, I get excited about ordering seeds for the garden each year… and don’t even start on what happens if I sneeze suddenly. Continue reading

March 2016 news…

Well, firstly, my promise to publish a blog post every week has gone a bit off target.  Ok, not a bit, a lot.  Why?  Well, actually, I don’t even have a really good excuse, it’s just that the start of this year has flown by and I’ve had lots of little things going on that have all merged together to form a big thing. Continue reading

My favourite books on ‘writing’…

I find it really difficult to get motivated to write on days like today.  It’s a grey, mild, January, Sunday evening and my brain doesn’t want to come out to play.  I took it out to the cinema this afternoon, so you’d think it would be a bit grateful and meet me half way. But no… it’s decided to stay full of cotton wool.  So, I’m going to read about writing instead as at least that’s moving forward, albeit not in quite the direction I should be if  I’m going to keep on schedule to get book number 3 finished (well, started… oops). Continue reading

Best friends and book covers…

As much as we try to not ‘judge a book by its cover’, when it comes to selling books, the cover is absolutely crucial.  For many readers, it’s the shop window, the hook, the invitation to look inside and, if you get it wrong, your words may sadly go unread.  As a self-published author, it’s a huge concern.  It’s no good trying to put something together in MS Paint – I’m not artistic at all, and any drawing I do looks like it has been scrawled by Puglet the dog.  So, the only option is to outsource it.  But where to start? Continue reading

Trying to be organised…

Wow, what a weekend! Somehow, and completely out of nowhere, I had a huge rise in book sales on Kindle and I’ve no idea how it happened. I hadn’t posted anything in particular on Social Media, I hadn’t been tagged in anything, and there was no promotion event. It just happened. Whatever, or whoever it was, I’m very grateful and also excited that lots of people will be reading ‘Bringing Billie Back’. Thank you to everyone that’s supported me with my writing, it means so much every time I see a single sale. Continue reading

Well, hello 2016…

Who else returned to work today after the Christmas break?  Did you skip into the workplace, smiling and full of enthusiasm, greeting your colleagues as though you hadn’t seen each other for months?  Or, did you huff and puff, sigh and keep running your fingers through your hair, demanding ‘where did those 2 weeks go?’ whilst staring at your stretched waistband wondering how clothes can shrink for absolutely no reason?  Continue reading

It’s here!

The official release date of ‘Bringing Billie Back’ may be the 13th December (SBBB_main_imageunday), but the pre-order links are out!  And, I’ve started to take direct orders through my online store – with the warning that the books are due for delivery to me on Monday… so, I’m keeping everything crossed that there is no delay.

Please take a look at my information page which contains all the links required by clicking here.  To say I’m excited about the launch date is an understatement… Eek!

Penny