My story 'Jimi Hendrix Eyes' features in the Exaggerated Press anthology THE DARK HEART OF PEEPING TOM, launched at the British Fantasy Society's open night on 5 December. 'Peeping Tom' was one of the best known small press horror 'zines of the 1990s, and helped launch the career of many British horror writers. If you're in London on Friday, do stop by at the Two Chairmen pub in Trafalgar Square. All are welcome.
October is nearing its end, and I've done a couple of guest blog appearances this month. On the 8th of the month, I was on Jami Gray's blog with a post about the importance of location in murder mysteries.
Then on the 19th, I made a guest appearance on Margaret Fieland's Unique Visions blog, talking about 'Happy Ever After' endings and why my characters don't have any.
To celebrate its fourth anniversary, MuseItUp Publishing is offering many of its titles at 50% or less for the month of October, including DEATH SCENE. Buy it for $2.38 in any e-book format direct from the MIU Book Store until midnight on 31 October!
I've been rather busy travelling around cyberspace over the last few weeks, doing a variety of guest appearances. Here's a round-up of where you can find me, along with links.
10 July - interview on Mary Waibel's blog
13 August - Guest post for Kat Holmes' summer bash on cultural displacement
20 August - Five Facts About me on Anne Stenhouse's blog
21 August - DEATH SCENE in the spotlight on Penny Estelle's blog
Phew! And I'm not finished yet - more guest appearances are lined up over the next few weeks, so watch this space!
Release dates for the first two books in the Shara Summers series have been set! DEATH SCENE releases on 22 September, with DEAD COOL following on 25 November. These novels will both be available in all formats of e-book. It is possible to pre-order, at a special sale price, by going through the web store of the publisher, MuseItUp. So if you want to make sure you get the e-book emailed to you the moment it releases, place your order now.
My guest post on Helena Fairfax's blog earlier this week was all about strong women in fiction and how they inspired me to create my amateur sleuth Shara Summers. You can read the guest post in full on Helena's blog.
I've been rather busy with guest appearances on the Internet over recent weeks, and here is a round-up of where I've been visiting the second half of June. Firstly, I hopped over the pond to New York to chat to sibling authors Heather Brainerd Fraser and David Fraser, and you can read the interview here.
Then it was off to the country to visit Heather Greenis, where I talk about how being nosy is an essential trait for a writer (see post).
After that, I was off to Maryland to visit Christopher Mannino, who interviewed me for his blog 'The Poet's Fire' (see interview).
Time for a quick break before getting back on the publicity train...
Susan and I had a blog swap recently, featuring on each other's blogs. In my visit to her blog, I am chatting about my writing process and favourite films and authors. I also talk briefly about the current work in progress.
I've been rather busy doing interviews of late, in the run-up to the re-release of DEATH SCENE. On Joan C Curtis's blog I am chatting about the difference between writing novels and short stories.
Keep checking this page for news of writing-related activities!