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    The best in independent fiction – straight to your inbox Want to know when the best independent books are discounted? The ...

  • Free ebooks for kindle: Pick up this little charmer.

    There’s a lot of free ebooks for kindle around, but if you haven’t read this  charming short story already, ...

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    Text-ual fun with Sketchbook Pro

    Text makes texture. Words make noise. These duplicate, shrink, grow and fade away … into silence. I made this on my ...

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    Truth will prevail and fiction follows reality.

        Truth will prevail. So often in books, the bad guys are given most of the power. The evil queen always seems ...

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    Book site listings and the real conflict of interest.

      Over the last few months, since I set up the AIA Editing service, I have heard that some people were muttering about ...

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    Why readers AND AUTHORS need book evaluation sites & how to choose one.

      Anyone can publish a book and anyone often does. This anyone may or may not have skills in writing, but how do the buying ...

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    Delightful new cover for an old and beloved story

    A Hole in the Pavememt is pretty much everyone’s favorite story from my collection A Matter of Perception. and I would ...

  • Hmph

    A ‘be really grumpy & write one paragraph for my new book’ competition.

    World Within Worlds has a couple of abusive emails and a scathing review in it that I want to sound completely different ...

  • Prunella and the continuing what-next question

    Those of you who have followed my writing journey may remember the question I asked myself after completing, the publication ...

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    Travel Torture

    Remind me to never fly overnight again. It’s torture. One has to sleep, or at least try to. After all, when you arrive, ...

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Free ebooks for kindle: Pick up this little charmer.

There's a lot of free ebooks for kindle around, but if you haven't read this  charming short story already, you really should. I defy anyone to not enjoy it. It's free on Kindle from the 19th to the 23rd of September, and I'll give you your money back if you don't enjoy it. (Tee hee.) Every [...]

Text-ual fun with Sketchbook Pro

Text makes texture. Words make noise. These duplicate, shrink, grow and fade away ... into silence. I made this on my Surface Pro 3. Yep, you can have fun with Sketchbook Pro. Interesting repetitiom of Pro.

Truth will prevail and fiction follows reality.

    Truth will prevail. So often in books, the bad guys are given most of the power. The evil queen always seems more powerful than the good little princess; though good triumphs over evil in the end, it's a huge struggle. That's the truth of it in life, and fiction follows reality - otherwise [...]

Book site listings and the real conflict of interest.

  Over the last few months, since I set up the AIA Editing service, I have heard that some people were muttering about a perceived conflict of interest between the book evaluation services of the Awesome Indies and the fact that we also offered editorial services.  When books didn’t meet the standard for inclusion, I [...]

Why readers AND AUTHORS need book evaluation sites & how to choose one.

  Anyone can publish a book and anyone often does. This anyone may or may not have skills in writing, but how do the buying public know that if it isn’t clear from the cover and the sample? The reader can look to the reviews for help, but everyone knows that the only reviews that you [...]

Delightful new cover for an old and beloved story

A Hole in the Pavememt is pretty much everyone's favorite story from my collection A Matter of Perception. and I would be very surprised if it ever got a bad review; it's just too sweet and the characters too adorable. Mind you, someone wanting blood and gore wouild be disappointed, but I can't imagine anyone like [...]

A ‘be really grumpy & write one paragraph for my new book’ competition.

World Within Worlds has a couple of abusive emails and a scathing review in it that I want to sound completely different to the rest of the writing. When I write them, even though I play the nasty card, they have my style, so I would like someone else to write them. But I can’t [...]

Prunella and the continuing what-next question

Those of you who have followed my writing journey may remember the question I asked myself after completing, the publication of my Diamond Peak Series: What next? At that time, I didn’t feel like writing another book—ever—but Prunella Smith came along and I now have a book called Worlds Within Worlds that is almost ready [...]

Travel Torture

Remind me to never fly overnight again. It’s torture. One has to sleep, or at least try to. After all, when you arrive, you have to deal with all sorts of inconveniences like a foreign language, different money, and finding transport, all while dealing with a vast change of temperature and a different time zone. [...]