The Spanish Connection

No 17 of my Rafferty & Llewellyn detective series

ADVICE FOR AUTHORS

BEWARE! Penguin House/Author Solutions Now Targeting Spain, India and Africa

A firm for authors to avoid at all costs. As exposed once again for their shoddy practises, by author David Gaughran.

Now that authors in the US and UK have got wise to their appalling and ridiculously expensive ‘publishing packages’,… Continue reading

Tremendous Growth in the Sale of Self-pub eBooks in the UK

Did all you indies out there see this? And if you have a phobia about the number thirteen, you might be interested to note that this Guardian article appeared on Friday the 13th!

According to the latest information from Neilsen… Continue reading

Get A Clue: Writing Detective Fiction

If it’s your ambition to write detective fiction, you should read this; it’s full of useful tips, with the added bonus of a few words from me in the comments!

Get A Clue: Writing Detective Fiction.

“If I can think of it, anyone can” and other false thinking.

Sound advice for all creatives, reposted from thestoryreadingapesblog:

“If I can think of it, anyone can” and other false thinking..

All about the indie life v traditional publishing: See my article on the storyreadingapesblog

I wrote an article about my experiences both before and after I took up the indie author lifestyle for thestoryreadingapesblog. I enjoyed writing it and I’ve had some lovely, appreciative comments for my honesty (Rafferty’s family wouldn’t be impressed!).… Continue reading

Self-publishing for Beginners by Patty Jansen

Excellent advice for those new to self-publishing. Well worth a read.

Self-publishing for Beginners by Patty Jansen.

THREE LITTLE FREEBIES: 1 OCT 2013 Palmistry and Relationships, How to eFormat and a Spoof

FREE TODAY 1 OCTOBER 2013 THREE LITTLE FREEBIES. SMALL, BUT PERFECTLY FORMED!

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Top 5 Panel-Van-Creepy Social Media Tactics

Read Kristen Lamb’s blog post on what NOT to do on social media.

AUTHORS: This means YOU! And yes, I confess I’ve been guilty of one or two of them. But, no more. Do unto others how you would be… Continue reading

WRITERS: TERRIFIC READERS’ SURVEY HERE!

Extremely informative survey of readers’ likes/dislikes, where they buy, why they buy, the works! It’s all there. Tremendously helpful resource for writers. Take a look. What do you think? And does its conclusions agree with your own thoughts/suspicions?

I must… Continue reading

Guest post: Tag or No Tag? Showing Not Telling by crime writer and reviewer Graham Smith

Interesting  guest post by crime author/reviewer Graham Smith on Morgan Bailey’s blog.

I confess I have to plead guilty to this writing crime. I don’t think I’ve ever had a character ‘expostulate’, but I may have sinned in the… Continue reading

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The Author

Geraldine Evans is a British writer of police procedurals that contain a lot of humour and family drama Her15-strong Rafferty & Llewellyn series features DI Joe Rafferty, a London-Irish, working-class, lapsed Catholic, who comes from a family who think - if he must be a policeman - he might at least have the decency to be a bent one. Her 2-strong Casey & Catt series features DCI 'Will' Casey, a serious-minded, responsible policeman, whose 'the Sixties never died', irresponsible, drug-taking, hippie parents, pose particular problems of the embarrassing kind.

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