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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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 Since it was published in 2008, there are parts that are out of date (in particular, it recommends Lulu’s Published By You package, which they don’t do any more, and also a lot of the links to Lulu’s help pages […]
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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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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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Lulu have sent me another money off code, this one only for The Hawkwood War – use coupon code FALLREAD305 at the checkout and get 15% off, offer ends 15 October.
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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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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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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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I’ve made a couple of changes to the FAQ, which is now more about the books and less about me. 🙂
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I recently bought N.K Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms because I’d read the first three chapters on the webpage and got hooked. (I would link to N.K Jemisin’s webpage, but it seems to have been hacked – it’s nkjemisin.com, anyway, and hopefully it’ll be back soon) I recommend The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms highly. N.K Jemisin […]
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