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AUGUST 2018

Oops! It’s been a while since I updated this page, but since All the Lonely People, I’ve published another Rafferty from my backlist and acquired the rights to the last of my backlist, Deadly Reunion from my ex-publishers. That was #14. I have written another four in this series, which brings us up to #18, and I’ve also published three non-fiction books and two romantic novels.

Unfortunately, in 2015, I had a stroke on the plane flying to my holiday destination (yeah, bummer. It could have let me actually have my holiday before it struck me down!).

Anyway, that slowed me up considerably, and various bouts of ill-health since then, have laid me low. And then, with the amount of technology that a modern author has to get to grips with, I have had less and less time to actually write.

But enough excuses. You’ll be glad to know (I hope) that I have started a new Rafferty. This one will be #19. I haven’t even got a title yet, though I’ve roughed out the plot. I just need time to actually get on with it!

I updated my cover to Reluctant Queen. Here’s the new cover. And I’ve brought out another two four-book bundles (below Reluctant Queen)

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Rafferty Box-Set: Books 5-8
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Rafferty Box-Set: Books 9-12

 

OCTOBER 2014 

COMING SOON! All the Lonely People #12 in the Rafferty & Llewellyn British Detective Mystery Series.  This digital edition will be available on 18 October 2014.

JUST LOWERED THE PRICE OF THE FIRST 6 NOVELS IN THE RAFFERTY & LLEWELLYN BRITISH DETECTIVE SERIES TO £1.92 / $2.99! Grab them now before the price goes back up! (Available at this price NOW on Amazon and in a day or two from ALL OTHER RETAILERS (should be available at all by 20 October 2014 (my birthday! A suitable day for giving). DEAD BEFORE MORNING #1 IN THE SERIES IS STILL FREE ON AMAZON UK AND US AND AT ALL OTHER RETAILERS

So excited. I’m getting CUSTOM covers designed for my entire 15-strong Rafferty & Llewellyn series! My designer is Rene at www.phycel.com.

AND — I’m having my website professionally redesigned by www.fausga.com.

Can’t wait for them both to happen!

SEPTEMBER 2014 

Noirwich is on in Norwich (Norfolk UK) next week. Really looking forward to it. I’m not on any of the panels, but I shall just enjoy listening as a reader to the stars as they tell us about their crime writing.

Val McDermid will be there, Simon Brett, John Harvey, Sophie Hannah, Megan Abbot and a host of other well-known authors.

If you want to attend any of the events, you’d better get booking! Now!

Here’s the link: http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk/Events-all/?utm_source=WCNmasteremailLIST&utm_campaign=e19fc2f126-Workshops_2014+enews_10.01.14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e700b2186c-e19fc2f126-277164760

AUGUST 2014

SATURDAY, 9TH AUGUST

‘Meet the Authors’ event organised by Bob White of the Showcase Gallery.

Event Location: the Atrium, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham, Norfolk, UK

Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.

9 JULY 2014

Last night, I was asked by Kayla Posney of the Pittsburg Historical Fiction Examiner, to answer ten questions. She’s doing a new segment with historical fiction authors called “10 Questions”. Fun to write and the answers will help readers get to know me a little better. I’ve almost finished writing the first draft and will now leave it aside for a few days so I have fresh eyes to see any errors. I’ll post a link when it’s done to the ‘INTERVIEWS/GUEST POSTS’ link at the top of each page.

4 JULY 2014

UPDATE ON THE BUNDLE: I’ve decided to extend the reduced price time limit on this offer by a few days. And who knows, but I might just forget to raise the price. It’s been known.

EBOOK BUNDLE OF THE FIRST FOUR NOVELS IN MY RAFFERTY & LLEWELLYN MYSTERY SERIES.

First Bundle I’ve ever done!

AT THE SPECIAL PRICE OF $4.99 FOR 3 DAYS, STARTING ON 4 AND ENDING ON 6 JULY 2014.

The Bundle of the first four novels in my Rafferty & Llewellyn mystery series will be available from tomorrow morning on Amazon and within a few days at the other retailers.

  • Dead Before Morning #1
  • Down Among the Dead Men #2
  • Death Line #3
  • The Hanging Tree #4
Rafferty Box-Sets: Books 1-4
Rafferty Box-Set: Books 1-4

 

 

ENDS 7 JULY 2014

100 EBOOK GIVEAWAY OF RELUCTANT QUEEN

100 EBOOK GIVEAWAY! ENTRY OPEN NOW!

Reluctant Queen, my biographical historical novel about Mary Rose Tudor, the Little Sister of Infamous English King, Henry VIII, is available as an ebookEBOOK IMAGE 1500x200WHITE TITLEandGREEN PLUS REV72px giveaway on librarything for one week from Monday 30 June 2014. Open to everyone.

OFFER OPENS ON 30 JUNE 2014 FOR ONE WEEK.

A chance for those of you who missed out on winning the Goodreads giveaway of the paperback edition to try your luck again.

Here’s the link to the LibraryThing giveaway page so you can see if there’s anything else you fancy while you wait for my giveaway to start. You can read about the book if you click my Giveaways link button above right.

http://www.librarything.com/er/giveaway/list

Currently (1 July), the book is around nineteenth down the list, but it will move upwards as the week progresses).

 

APRIL 2014

 

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Just finished checking and correcting the proofs of the pb edition of Reluctant Queen. I’m a bit behind with this, even though I took it away on holiday with me. But, glory be, it’s finished now! I uploaded the corrected pdf to Createspace earlier today and expect their email shortly to see if it’s passed muster. I must offer my apologies to those who win one of the 10 copies in my Goodreads Giveaway of this book as I’m going to be late sending them out (a lateness compounded by having to wait for them to be shipped from the US to me in the UK).

MARCH 2014

Published digital edition of  DEATH DANCE #13 Rafferty & Llewellyn series. (This is the latest cover August 2018).

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I have several freebies and giveaways at the moment. Click on my GIVEAWAYS button top right.

JANUARY 2014

Published THE WISHING FOUNTAIN a gentle Cornish romance (under the name Maria Meredith).

THUMBNAIL the wishing fountain cover WITH TEXT MARIA MEREDITH 2 jan 2014

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