Ask me questions!

Coming soon: a giveaway of the paperback of The Maker’s Mask. I’ll open the post for that as soon as I’ve, er, opened the post from Lulu and the book’s in my hands. I don’t think there’s likely to be a postal strike or similar, but I just don’t want to be offering to give […]

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Legal deposit

I’ve found Tony Loton’s Book Publishing DIY very helpful in getting my books into print. Since it was published in 2008, there are parts that are out of date (in particular, it recommends Lulu’s Published By You package, which they don’t do any more, and also a lot of the links to Lulu’s help pages […]

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We’re all live and digital

Now seems as good a time as any to point out that if you buy the digital editions of the books they are pretty cheap. 🙂 I can totally understand not wanting to shell out £13 for a book by an unknown author (though a lot of that’s Lulu’s printing costs, and not anything I […]

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Clearing out the attics

I can’t edit these books any more. That feels really weird, because since about 2007 when the first draft was finished, they’ve been edited a lot. The scene with Innes and Tzenni at the bath house was written very late, replacing a scene which really wasn’t working at all involving Majed: there used to be […]

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Mummy, where do books come from?

This is going to sound ludicrously arrogant, given that I’m white, cisgendered, more or less able-bodied, and from a First World country: but when I look back at why I’ve started writing books, most of the time it’s because I’ve been irritated that the books that were already out there weren’t reflecting me. No, I […]

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Rate my books at Lulu, please?

If you’ve read the books and liked them (or even if you’ve read them and disliked them, I’m all in favour of honesty) could you do me a huge favour and rate them on the Lulu site, please? Here are the links: The Maker’s Mask The Hawkwood War If you were also minded to write […]

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Family trees!

Cas reminded me that I’d said I would do family trees for the Requite books and put them on the website, so there is now a family trees page. Click on the thumbnails for larger versions. So far, there are trees for the Boccamera and the Kapellans: the Malabranca and the Gentileschi are both a […]

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