It has been nine months since my first book Oh Sugar! was published and ever since then I have been wondering how well its been selling (Amazon rankings give you a clue but they don't necessarily reflect book sales in shops). Last month I got my grubby mitts on the sales figures! Before I go… Continue reading Sales of my first book
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Book spotted in Asda!
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! I am a bit 'ex and shoff' at the moment (Teddy Robinson speak for 'excited and showing off') as I have just popped into Asda and guess what? There was my book on the shelf! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect start to 2015 :-)
Writing a Book (Part 9): A perfect night in
Last night a friend (who it has to be said has more than a passing affection for a certain fizzy drink) sent me this photo entitled ‘A Perfect night in’…. Naturally, I am not endorsing such outrageous 'reading nibbles'! But it did make me laugh. It also made me do a double take. My book is supposed to… Continue reading Writing a Book (Part 9): A perfect night in
Writing a Book (Part 8): What happens when you’ve wanted to be an author all your life and you finally see a copy of your first published book?
Today was a day much like any other EXCEPT for one remarkable thing: a nice chap from the editorial team presented me with a copy of my first ever published book Oh Sugar! So... what happens when you’ve wanted to be an author all your life and you see a printed copy of your book for the… Continue reading Writing a Book (Part 8): What happens when you’ve wanted to be an author all your life and you finally see a copy of your first published book?
Writing a Book (Part 7): My book has a cover!
OK, this is surreal. The cover for my book has been designed and it’s now on Amazon! As the publishers commissioned me to write the book, I had no say in the title, cover design or blurb. So I was a little concerned… What if I HATED it and had to spend the rest of my… Continue reading Writing a Book (Part 7): My book has a cover!
I have been commissioned to write a book!
I know. I don’t say anything for months and then I pipe up to tell you I’ve got a book contract! I can hardly believe it either. Here’s how it happened: Remember the temp work I was doing at the publishing company? Well I started out doing basic data entry. Normally, the idea of doing… Continue reading I have been commissioned to write a book!