Monday, 1 September 2014



This book has been shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger. First published by Robert Hale in hardback, the book then appeared in large print and was picked up by Harlequin Worldwide for a paperback edition. I have now put Sleeping Dogs on Amazon as an e-book available for download at £1.85. I had to wait until the Hale rights reverted to me before I could publish it myself.

I wanted to make the point that there is more than one avenue to go down with a book. I know there are even more places this book could go to for publication, but I have now got it where I want it to go and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it does well as an e-book. All my books, except one, first appeared in print format before they became e-books, most of them as Pocket Novels. I am one of those people who need to be told my books are worth publishing before I go down the Indie route. A lack of self-confidence on my part, probably, and I know a lot of authors have been very successful with self-publishing alone.

I recently sold the first book of (hopefully) a trilogy to Maggie, and eventually all three will appear in large print and as e-books. I am still trying to break into the magazine serial market and I will get there in the end, but meantime I have no one breathing down my neck demanding a book or two a year. I hate working to a deadline and enjoy being my own boss, but I really admire the writers who are with one or other of the big publishers and maybe even envy them a little. 

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