Name your baby Ligeia!

I am kind of charmed to note that Appellation Mountain has Ligeia as its name of the day. As you may have gathered, I got the name Ligeia from the Poe poem, or possibly the Vincent Price film. (I spent a lot of my teens watching Vincent Price films, and I really can’t call it […]

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Slightly late end-of-year post

Looking back on 2010, the main event that stands out is that I published my books. (Well, all kinds of other stuff happened too. My husband crossed the country on a unicycle for charity, for example, and I got to get up at a ridiculous hour of the morning in February and walk around Stonehenge […]

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Baby, it’s cold outside

Today I bought various books from Lulu for Christmas presents to take advantage of the 25% offer they’ve got going… and then forgot to put the code in at the checkout. I’d previously tried to cancel Lulu orders due to similar misfortunes and had no joy, so I thought ‘Ugh, that’s done, I can’t cancel […]

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Twitter

I am going to try to use my Twitter account more – I’m AnkaretWells over there. Please feel free to add me if you want to hear me twittering about the books and occasionally shouting at my characters, or not if you don’t. Also, I’ve been experimenting with adding rather random images to the blog […]

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Update

Today brought cheering and unexpected news: I’ve sold more books than I thought I had, because apparently the Amazon and Book Depository orders all come through in one lump at the beginning of the month. Who knew? Not me, because self-publishing is a continuing voyage of discovery. 🙂 The beginning of the week brought a […]

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Blogroll

Well, I have now made the grand total of 45p from Amazon referrals. When I told my husband about this he said ‘Well done!’ entirely unironically. Oh dear. I also had a baffling email from Amazon this morning suggesting I might want to display a large banner ad for the Kindle. I suppose there may […]

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Things I have achieved today

Finally worked out where one of the damn flashbacks fits into Heavy Ice. Yay! Including flashbacks is like starting one of those novelty three-dimensional jigsaw puzzles: it’s only a good idea if you have a very clear idea of what the finished edifice will look like, which I generally don’t. November is coming, so good […]

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