Now what?

I left Perth a week ago – it’s been a busy week. Got to spend time with my youngest son while he was over from Sydney. That was a great distraction. Cryptobyte is now ready for editing. I heard back from my new beta readers and dealt with the raised points and enjoyed the fabulous feedback.

I just finished reformatting Databyte for kindle. It should be live soonish. Pain in the arse job but it’s done. Started the reformatting of Soundbyte but have given up for the moment. I’m going to have to strip the file and start again, and I’m not in the mood.

Not sure what I’m going to do now. I need something to look forward to because if there’s nothing on the horizon I tend to lose the fucking plot. So far this year it’s been busy. I was getting things organized for the Qubyte launch for the first 3 months of the year – there was a lot to make and do, plus I was leaving a few days later. So, that kept me occupied. And I had Cryptobyte to finish and beta readers to find and whatnot. Busy Busy.

At the moment I’m looking at a great big void and wondering how to fill it until the countdown to My Knight arriving happens – and that won’t be for awhile.

I’m not planning on releasing book 11 until December, so, that’s a little far into the future for me to worry about. I’ve not even started talking cover details with my cover designer (aka daughter #3).

Book 12 is underway but I need something on top of that. Something less isolating! Also something fun, creative, and productive.

youngest son/oldest daughter: Family

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes …

Remember when I said my publisher changed? Yeah? Of course, you do. Due to this change, my books are NOT available in a paperback version from any overseas site. Waiting for it to happen is futile. There are NO plans to make The Byte Series paperbacks available overseas. Remember I am a kiwi. Overseas is EVERYWHERE that is not New Zealand. 🙂

If you like reading paperbacks you can purchase them from Writers Plot Bookshop. 

Writers Plot website has a gorgeous shopping cart and Paypal.

When I say they are ONLY available from Writers Plot Bookshop, I mean it. The decision was made to stay away from Amazon with my paperbacks. Why? A few reasons but the biggest is that they allow 3rd Party Sellers to flog off authors books at whatever price they see fit … but (for mine at least) I can find nothing that says those books were purchased from Amazon (or anywhere else) via my former publisher. That means there was no royalty payment. So how exactly are these 3rd Party Sellers getting the books they’re selling? I have no idea! How are they allowed to sell books and cut the author out completely? Again no fucking clue. But I will not be part of this shitty scheme. So, my books are available from New Zealand. And ONLY NEW ZEALAND. For absolute clarity, they are ONLY available from Writers Plot bookshop. Should you see them anywhere else, please do not purchase them. They are not authorized copies, I have not and do not receive any royalty when they’re sold.

Digital versions of my books are available from all good digital retailers. But not all of my books are available from Amazon. Some have been reformatted and are available, for example: Eraserbyte, Psychobyte, Metabyte. Qubyte is available on Amazon. The first six novels are not yet available. Mostly because I don’t have the files for Flashbyte, Soundbyte or Databyte. I didn’t have the files for Eraserbyte, Psychobyte or Metabyte either, so had to find the last edit I did have for those files, cross my fingers and format those. It’s a little bit frustrating and annoying.

On the plus side, you can buy them all in ePub from ePub distributors everywhere. Why? Because Smashwords allows publishers to revert rights to the author and Amazon does not.

Hi, I’m Cat …

Hi, I’m Cat.

I’m a writer. Good chance you’ve heard a whisper about my work. This is the place where you’ll find reviews, links, contact info, information about my work, competitions, and other bits and pieces. There are videos on various pages (turn your sound on).

FYI my books (individually) are cheaper than a good coffee, so, you have nothing to lose. You can read while drinking a coffee. I prefer to read while drinking a good tequila but whatever.

A few questions I get asked a lot;

Why Thriller writing? Thriller writing wasn’t a choice, it’s just the warped way my mind works. Easier to go with it than fight it.

Where can we find you? My work is available worldwide (at all good booksellers), you can find me at Writers Plot which is a unique bookshop that stocks ONLY Kiwi authors.

Who is Romeo? He’s my rescue Greyhound. He hangs out at home with his pals, Missy the fat gray cat, and the guinea pigs Bucky and Timmy.

What’s in the silver case?  Body parts … I’m not even going to try and explain that, on the plus side I removed the M9 from the case.

What are you working on now? I’m writing the 11th-byte novel, Cryptobyte. I’m also working on a screenplay.

Do you have an Everipedia page? Super excited to say I do have an everipedia page. Big thanks to Pete Turner on the Break it down show. 🙂

If you follow me on social media (and you really should) just be aware that some days my social filter doesn’t quite kick in at all, if I think it, I’m liable to say it … don’t say you weren’t warned.

Until recently I was published by Rebel ePublishers, USA, they’ve now closed so I’m publishing under 9mm Press and part of The Renegade Guild.

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