Today is launch day for [Lure the lie] ... if you've been hiding in the dark and haven't heard about this book, stick around. 🙂 [Lure the lie] is the second kiwi set spy/PI book in what might be a set of three ... well, I'm writing the third now so definitely three, so far. … Continue reading It’s My Life
It's Friday.[Lure the lie] launches tomorrow. Worldwide. More importantly, the paperbacks launch here tomorrow. About that ... there were a few hiccups in Auckland and the books left the printer yesterday on Aramex. FFS. I can track them and they're nearly in Wellington ... but it's Aramex and they give zero fucks about hitting their … Continue reading Bring me some water.
I am officially on holiday for the rest of June. And it is glorious. The weather is a bit shite but it's winter so that's expected. My Knight arrived yesterday, after 18 months of being apart (thanks to COVID) we are finally in the same country and house! We have a bit of catching up … Continue reading 1800
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It's Sunday night. It's been an okay weekend. Bit of writing, bit of movie watching with Kid6, some housework ... and the knowledge that next weekend My Knight will be home. Hard to be unhappy with so much joy on the immediate horizon. Not that I tend to unhappiness anyway: I'm generally a happy person. … Continue reading More than a feeling
Some days writing very much feels like that, every story has a 'last chance' feel to it. It's just the way it is. Living with a creative mind isn't always easy but it is always interesting.I really like this new book [Lure the Lie]. The characters make me laugh and the story was properly fun … Continue reading Last Chance Train
If you've been here a while you know that, Long Cool Woman is Ellie's song. The reason for this blog post is because of an email I got this morning. I thought, maybe, we'd have a chat about it. Stick around for some writer truths.For almost 20 years, Ellie Conway lived in my head. I … Continue reading Long Cool Woman
It's been quite a week! The final changes were made to Raidbyte, after I waded through the proof. Kinda fun to be honest. And there is something particularly awesome about a hardback. I do love it. At some stage I will update the info on Amazon because it says nothing ... but they make the … Continue reading The singer sang his song …
This from author Margot Kinberg about the death of characters in a series. Fab read!
It’s a sad fact of real life that people we know and care about move to other places or pass away. It’s always hard when that happens, but it is inevitable. It sometimes happens in crime fiction, too (in case you wondered, crime writers are ruthless that way at times). As sad as it is when a beloved ‘regular’ character passes, it does in a way reflect real life, and that can add a bit of authenticity to a series.
In Elizabeth George’s Thomas ‘Tommy’ Lynley series, readers have gotten to know several of the ‘regular’ characters. Several story arcs develop around these characters, and they are woven through the larger main plots of the novels. Their interactions are often important parts of the focus of the novels, too, and many readers feel they truly know those characters. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that readers were shocked when one of…
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Or wait, wait, wait ... but I prefer to dance. 🙂 It's how I'm wired. Currently, my wrist is driving me bonkers. Without wearing the wrist widget I can't do much without pain. There's only so much the wrist widget can do, it doesn't help much when I need to move heavy furniture to clean … Continue reading Dance, Dance, Dance.