News & Updates

New releases, work in progress, events & signings

New Releases & Work in Progress

News and updates, a brief update of what you’re working on, introduction to your process, call to action (click a post to find out more…

Book Reviews (What I’m Reading)

I’m an author first, but a reader second. I used to come home with a stack of library books as tall as me and finish them all in less than a week. I read about 5 books a month but I only review my favorites.

Events & Signings

Pictures of real-world events are great (even if events don’t really sell books, it’s still nice to show that professional author setup or signing).

Bestseller Blueprint

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Castle writing retreat in France

A few years ago I decided I wanted to run a creative commune and writing retreat in a European castle. We spent 3 months touring castle properties for sale, but didn't find anything good enough. Since then, however, we've started running writing retreats in castles....

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Edinburgh writing conference

I'm self-conscious about this one because I pronounce it the way it looks, edin-BURG. We spent last winter in this city and loved it, so when the chance came to speak at a writing conference this summer we took it. We'll probably stay a month and soak up the haggis...

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Book marketing and author promotion

Here are some useful articles on building an author website that actually sells more books.

Your Author Funnel

I wrote recently about author funnels on Creativindie but the point was this: you can't try to give everything to everybody. You have to focus on the 95%. Who is going to visit your blog? Either people who know you, your name, your book's name - or people who don't....

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Favorite Places

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