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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10% off my books!

Lulu are having a promotion in honour of Oktoberfest – enter code CHEERS at the checkout, save 10% on your order. Maximum saving £15, offer ends 22 September. I’m not sure whether this applies outside the UK but it’s got to be worth a go. This has got me thinking about what my characters would […]

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We’re getting into single-digit weeks, if not days, until the books are available, so I thought I’d share this, which I wrote ages ago for Frankie after having sat through Elizabeth: The Golden Age. It’s a trailer for the Requite books, if they were a film. IMPOSING MUSIC PLAYS. SHOT OF THE SWARM RISING, FROM […]

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There is progress being made. Honest. The story so far: I thought I’d order a proof copy of The Maker’s Mask before I got into the whole trying to buy an ISBN thing. The proof copy arrived. I took one look at it and snatched it back from my husband saying ‘You can’t read this […]

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A question and a statement

Firstly: dear WordPress, why make it so hard to find a login page when I accidentally log myself out? Leaving a comment on my own blog doesn’t work, and just leads to the Orwellian situation where the comment gets screened until I verify that I’m not a spammer and unscreen it. Secondly: dear people who […]

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I have bought an ISBN for The Maker’s Mask! This is all getting scarily real. I think I may have to go and drink some Baileys.

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