A Class Entwined – release date and cover reveal!

It’s hard to believe that only a year ago I made the decision to self-publish my historical fiction series, and now I’m about to announce the release of my second book!

I published A Class Apart, the first instalment in my series A Matter of Class, in July 2018 and I can now reveal that the second instalment, A Class Entwined, will come out on 1st February 2019. This date is particularly apt as it is the feast day of St Brigid, who is one of the patron saints of Ireland and the person after whom Continue reading

Publication date and cover reveal!

In my last blog post, I said that I was about to embark on my final read through of my soon-to-be-published novel, A Class Apart. Well, that quick job took a full week…! But I’m delighted to announce that it’s finished at last, and it’s now time to push my baby out of the nest.

So today I am going to announce the publication date for A Class Apart and also reveal Continue reading

Get an exclusive first look at my book cover design

Getting the cover designed for my book, A Class Apart, is an exciting stage in the self-publishing process. At last I’ll be able to visualise it in images rather than words and picture it sitting on a bookshelf like a real book!

A Class Apart is the first instalment in my historical fiction series, A Matter of Class, so it’s important that the genre is very clear from the cover. I began the design process for it with my cover designer a few weeks ago and am due to get a first look at it sometime next week. I’m so eager to see it and I want you to share in the excitement! If you’d like to join me in Continue reading

Snazzy New Website with a Shiny Newsletter

This post includes info on how to get a sneak preview of my first book’s cover design so do make sure you read on!

It’s been nearly three years since I set up my website so I decided it was time to jazz it up a bit. I’ve changed the theme, taken down outdated material and added some new items to make it more relevant to where I am right now in my writing career. The About My Books page provides details about A Matter of Class, the series I am hoping to get published in the future, while the About Me page might give you a bit of a giggle.

The most important new feature I’ve added to the site is Continue reading

Never Judge A Book By Its Cover – But You Always Do!

In May and June this year, I had the very interesting experience of getting a book cover designed.

Why did I decide to do this? Well, at the time I had almost completely made up my mind to go down the self-publishing route and I knew that, if I was going to put any money into that venture, it had to go on the book cover. The cover is the first thing a reader sees and, regardless of the old adage, it matters a whole lot:

1) If a book’s cover looks cheap or poorly produced, that will turn the reader off from the outset, leading them to think that Continue reading