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Writing with SAD

Fed with with the news and weather? Low energy and bored with most things? Easting more chocolate? Yes, it’s February again, the drag-end of winter. Many of us dislike that grey, liver-yellow time between the first frost in December and the first flower burst in spring.

But for a small proportion of us, it takes […]

What is an editor? Joanna Maitland reveals all

This week’s guest, multi-published Joanna Maitland, knows all about loving her characters, but to ring the changes from the ‘Love me, love my character’ series, I’ve asked her to give as some of her valuable expertise. What am I talking about? Read on…

Joanna Maitland’s first historical romance went through the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New […]

Talking about author events on the BeginSelfPublishing podcast

Well, this is all very exciting. Tim Lewis of the BeginSelfPublishing podcast asked me to talk about author events; what I’d done, how to get speaking gigs and practical tips for doing them.

I was flattered to be asked, given his previous line-up of guests, but very pleased to pass on what I’d learned.

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Images, work and copyright

You’ve seen the most wonderful picture on Google Images. An online blog has the perfect photo for your book cover. Look at that graphic – wouldn’t that make your book event notice shine?

STOP!

Unless you pay a licence or ask the owner’s permission to reproduce it, it’s theft. The least you could expect […]

How to set up and run an author exhibition stand

Each year I set up my stall and sell my books at the Marché de Noël at Terves. Not only do happy customers go away clutching copies of one or several Roma Nova books, but I’ve had the pleasure of chatting about writing, books, feminism, adventures, history, Rome, publishing, the holidays, travel – you name […]