This was meant to be a post about my Norfolk Reading challenge, in fact any challenge getting you to read books about/set in your local area. But I’ve forgotten most of it, and what was to have been “Norfolk Week” on my blog will just turn into a few other things instead. But I can […]
I’ve spend the last two and a half days trying to work out why my new blog and website aren’t working. In a nutshell, the server they were on got corrupted. Eventually things were sorted out onto a new server, and in theory I should have been able to carry on as normal. (warning, techie […]
Happy new year! We’ve now moved… Please hop on over to http://jemimapett.com and keep up with my news, views and challenges. You may need to clear your browser’s cache or history in order not to be returned here. It would be great if you would also sign up to follow us by email when you […]
In January I discovered the Pre-1960 Classic Childrens Book Challenge. Like other challenges I didn’t do very well on linking back to the originator and telling what I’d been up to, but the originator didn’t seem to remember to do that herself, either. So I just kept reading them, tryng for one a month. Funnily […]
Don’t faint. I know it’s Thursday and I don’t often post on Thursday, but since I went into a bookshop for the first time this year I thought I’d comment on it. “First time this year?” I hear you say. “And you call yourself a writer?” Well, to be fair, I have absorbed a lot […]
I’ve got so many goodies for you in December, I’m getting really excited about Christmas for once! From December 1st to 23rd we are having a humungous Giveaway and blog tour. The 12 Authors of Christmas have clubbed together to bring you 30 prizes of ebooks, and they are featuring interviews and reviews throughout the […]
Small Fry Safari KidLit Readers Challenge 2014: Sign Up!. A great idea for a Reading Challenge next year… I’m in! How about you?
I think it’s number thirty-one. I’ve been popping them into other posts lately and not kept the sequential titling going. Sorry! Leaves, golden and bronze, Frost rimed and tossed in the wind. Soon they’ll all be gone.
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The Traveler in Black and White is out in paperback! Available on Amazon worldwide Createspace It’s 190 pages, complete with illustrations. Just like the ebook, in fact, but in a book, with real turnable pages, the same size as the Trilogy (and also the Harry Potter UK paperback books!) I’ve enrolled it in a new […]
I thought of writing this post last month, because none of them were free in September either. Those authors that are publishing with Amazon aka Kindle Direct Publishing, and choose to put their books out through a mechanism called Kindle Prime, have the opportunity to promote their books as free downloads for five days in […]
Thanks to Mother Daughter Book Reviews, I’m taking The Princelings of the East on the road for a blog tour. All the wonderful people below will be hosting me with either a review or an interview (and there’s even an interview with George). They are also featuring a Giveaway with a wonderful prize – a […]
My good friend Judi Walsh is now a published author! You may remember she guest posted for me during the A to Z Challenge with her lovely story Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year. She prefers writing short stories, loving the economy of words, so to know she submitted one to the Salt […]
I’m sure Chuck Wendig can be blamed for a lot of things, particularly my flash fiction. Ok, I’ll take responsibility for that myself, but he sets the challenges each week. No, this time it was his excellent blog on being an indie author, or a self-published author. Or, rather, a published author who happens to […]
It was Renee who sparked the idea for this post – “busy time of year for lots of folks,” she said. I thought yes, since I was trying to make myself take a week’s holiday, secure in the knowledge that all my blog posts were scheduled to the end of August.
I don’t know whether it’s summer madness, but there seems to be a lot of anti-social behaviour on the internet at present. From plagiarism and piracy to threats and bullying, all the baser side of human nature appears to be online, with nothing better to do.
The last days of the free promotion for the Talent Seekers took place last week. I went into them not expecting much. It seemed to me from the very disappointing first three days that either I had a book I couldn’t even give away or that the world of free promotion had changed so much […]
Thanks to Youth Literature Reviews and Mother Daughter Book Reviews, here will be another Kid Lit Giveaway Hop starting on 26th August and ending September 6th. If you blog about children’s books (or MG or YA) you still have time to sign up. All you have to do is give a copy of a book, […]
Ok, so I’ve left Camp NaNoWriMo for another year. It’s a really good challenge to keep me focused on writing every day. What it stops me doing, really, is reading long books (I can read something that takes me one or two days), and writing other stories (like flash fiction, or character interviews). However I […]
Well, I reached the stage where I couldn’t put the book down last weekend, and thanks to taking my laptop downstairs in front of the TV and watching the Open Golf Championship all weekend, I wrote for over five hours a day. I missed some of the good bits of the golf though! I actually […]