Missy Chin

A Stunning Writing Debut

It’s not often that I rave about a book, but this one is really special. When it comes to noir detective stories, there are some great authors: Elmore Leonard and Raymond Chandler spring to mind. Then there’s Hammett and Spillane and Robert B. Parker. When it comes to contemporary noir authors, there’s none better than […]

Book cover - Liberty Boy

Liberty Boy – a wonderful book

I have found a wonderful book – probably the best I’ve read in the past three years.  Liberty Boy by David Gaughran is a really well researched work of historical fiction, set in Dublin in 1803. The book reflects the brutal and unjust methods used at that time by the British to keep the rebellious Irish […]

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A New Cover Designer

  swalkerdesign.com So far, Stephen has designed three wonderful covers for me. His work is equal to anything available from the very best cover designers. If you’re looking for a meticulous, responsive, patient, and talented cover designer to design a WOW! cover for your book, get in touch with Stephen. This guy is amazing. Contact […]

How to Select Keywords for Your eBook

On 28 February 2013 I read an article on Joanna Penn’s blog about choosing Categories and Keywords for eBooks. I followed the process and my sales began to take off. I blogged about that here. Yesterday, I read a new article by Jordan Smith about the use of keywords. Following Jordan’s process I went into […]

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What Next?

I wrote my first novel Monkey Puzzle in 1995, after I was made redundant, and set about looking for an agent to represent it. I got about 30 rejections. Eventually, I spoke on the phone to a literary agent in Ireland. He had not read any of my work, but when I told him my […]