Author’s Pen Names

Hello and Welcome. I hope you are well and fulfilling your dreams. Question, does an author put their name to paranormal and crime novels? On the other hand, should the two genres have a different name?  I mean, would a reader who is used to the author writing paranormal, realise the book on show is for crime?  The chance is, …

Blurbs and bios. Hello and Welcome. Hi there,

Blurbs and bios. Hello and Welcome. Hi there, I hope you are well.  I try not to write at night as I seem to be a different animal than the morning. The vocabulary is different, and I have this wicked sense of humour, well wicked to me. I write things I just wouldn’t write first thing in the morning.  Well …

The One is as important as the many

THE ONE IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE MANY   Do forgive me for not writing since March.  Please – say I, wringing my hands. There is a really good reason. I was just about to start editing my two new crime books which are to form a series, ‘Detective Inspector Devin Redd and DS Dove.when I received an email. To …

An answer to the genres?

Well on going through my Kindle Fire and Amazon itself, I found it quite difficult at first to find the kind of books in the Scott Hunter or Scott Mariani, Dan Brown genre.  On clicking on Dan Brown’s Amazon sale site,  I saw that it was under Action and Adventure, Adventure Stories and Action, then followed by Crime, Thriller, Suspense. …

The risk of too many genres

I came a cropper writing across too many genres when it came to publishing.  I decided to do a form of deconstructed palimpsest that provided more layers and texture to the novel. When doing my University course in Creative Writing as part of the Eng. Lit, they did stress that it was a more interesting book if, in their terminology, …

Hello and Welcome

Thankfully, I think I’ve just about managed to put this blog into some shape and content:). I am just about to commence putting in links and friends. I look forward to interacting and sharing.  Writing is a wonderful experience, but to enter and stay in the zone of creativity; solitude is a primary requisite. Although I write in the supernatural, …

Getting used to WordPress.

Hello and welcome to this  little blog. I hope you are well and happy, if not, I hope you will be soon. WordPress is a very popular system but I have yet to understand how others have fantastic backgrounds and pics.I have inserted a pic only to find that it is stuck. Never mind, after playing with ‘Happify’ I am in a …

Love the picture. Looks good

Hello, I have a blog with bloggers but am impressed with WordPress so I have decided to use both. It is interesting maybe a little disappointing to see the fall off in sales with Amazon.  There may be many reasons for this  including world economics.  It appears that the  independent  publisher should upgrade their marketing procedures, which is fair enough.  It is …