Yesterday, [Leave a message] digital versions were released. This joy coincided with an interview in the Big Thrill and that's pretty much all that marked the release of the third Ronnie Tracey novel. No cake. No fanfare. It just happened. 🙂 Currently, we are away and enjoying ourselves. Nothing like being away to really enable … Continue reading Christchurch, [Leave a message], fun!
What does it take?
What does it take to get authors who have their books in our shop to share social media posts we make? It's a serious question because I really want to know what it takes.Clearly, there is something I'm missing. It gets pretty frustrating when a post goes out and no one bothers to share it … Continue reading What does it take?
Yes, it's Tuesday. It's been busy here. No, I've been busy. Not so much the girls. :)Saturday's Crime Writing Session was mostly about characters (also POV and openings), Creating people to populate a novel is a big topic. I fired off quite a few PDF's on Sunday evening, to my students. I felt bad about … Continue reading Tuesday.
In My Secret Life
Thanks to Leonard Cohen for the blog title (yes, there will be a link down below to this track). It's probably no secret to anyone here that I grew up with Leonard Cohen loving parents. So, I'm a wee bit familiar with his music and poems. Anywho, moving right along. The reason I chose 'In … Continue reading In My Secret Life
You probably know that 'Fingerprint File' is a Rolling Stones song, right? And that it was on the 1974 album It's Only Rock and Roll. It's one of my least favourite songs from that album but I like the lyrics. They work for me today, so, there ya go. Today is another day of mistaken … Continue reading Fingerprint File
Ms Connor has zero [blanks] to give
Okay, all right, we all know they're fucks.Today's junk mail netted another one of those wankers who thinks they can screw money from me by saying they've emailed me from my own account. (No, you, butt munching bog kangaroo, you did not.)Rookie mistakes were made:1. Assuming authors have money. (Crazy town!)2. Assuming I'm an idiot.3. … Continue reading Ms Connor has zero [blanks] to give
It’s about relationships …
I woke up this morning to lots of messages about Ellie Conway. Now, as far as I'm concerned, she is the main character in the Byte Series and my very best imaginary friend. That's it. End of story.For years my website has occupied space here. I've talked about Ellie quite regularly over those years and … Continue reading It’s about relationships …
Mahau and Christchurch
You might have noticed I've been a bit quiet since [Lure the lie] launched ... well, that's because I'm away with My Knight in the South Island. We left Wellington before the COVID infected visitor went everywhere he could possibly go in Wellington. 🙂 We've been south for a wee while and are heading back … Continue reading Mahau and Christchurch
Long Cool Woman
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