Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Book festivals 2017 - look out for The Witch's List! #thewitchslist #bookfestivals

Still trying to get my book on the programme of some of the book festivals taking place in Scotland this summer / autumn.
Edinburgh said try again next year :(
Waiting on replies from Dundee, Nairn, Wigtown...
Also checked out the Bookmark book festival (Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens):

Monday, April 17, 2017

35th review on, says this about The Witch's List:
"An interesting ride... captivates the reader... The book is unique..."
See full review on:
Please consider writing a review - it only takes a couple of minutes. Help me reach 50 reviews! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Latest reviews "compelling first book", "unique and engaging story" and news! #thewitchlist #wednesdaywisdom


After a week's break from blogging and social networks, I'm back with a vengeance!

Great reviews are still rolling in on amazon. Check out the latest ones:

Thanks to everyone who has read and reviewed the book so far. To those who haven't yet, why not take it along as one of your spring/summer holiday reads?

Talking of summer - it's festival season! I'm hoping to be on the program of some of the Scottish book festivals: Edinburgh, Wigtown, Dundee, Nairn... - to be confirmed.

Also watch this space for my upcoming promotional video... - it's going to be beyond the pinnacle of absolute awesomeness!

Happy reading,

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

There's a big, wide world out there just waiting to be explored, written about, and read about! #thewitchslist #TravelByBook

I just joined this awesome new group on facebook, called Travel By Book:
If you're interested in writing/reading about travel - both fiction and non-fiction - then please join too!
Bon voyage!

Friday, March 24, 2017

10 Ways to Help an Author #thewitchslist #9months #reviews

Today marks the 9 month anniversary of The Witch's List! Can you help me take the bestseller ranking chart from this:
to this:

Here are a few tips on helping authors:

  1. Write a review! (any place online is good, but Amazon, Goodreads, BN, Smashwords–in that order of importance–are best because of the way they run online algorithms.)
  2. Offer words of support. (It’s hard. Writers need to know someone out there is even reading them.)
  3. Suggest their book to a book club.
  4. Follow their blog. (hint hint. there’s a little “follow” button hiding somewhere on this page.)
  5. Add their book(s) on Goodreads.
  6. Follow them on social media. (even better, interact with them!)
  7. Talk about their book with friends. (word of mouth is the most powerful promotional tool there is.)
  8. Give their books away as gifts. (If you have a personal connection to the author you could probably have them personalized.)
  9. Suggest your local library carry the book.(If the writer is an indie and is open to it, ask your librarian to host a book event with the author.)
  10. Buy their book! (if you bought it online and leave a review it will have a “Verified review” tag which carries a little more credibility.)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I was captivated from the beginning... A great story! #thewitchslist #reviews

Reviewer, Rachelle S., had this to say about The Witch's List on the Netgalley website:
"That old black magic!  I was captivated from the beginning. It combines multiple genres very well.  A great story."
A review can be just as short and sweet as that! Please take a minute or two to leave your review on amazon, goodreads, netgalley, librarything... blogs/sites/social-networks of your choice.