Skype visit with author Kathryn Evans

I am delighted to be able to take part in Authors For Refugees, an online auction to raise  much needed, urgent funds for the refugee camps in Europe. Please take a look at all the auction offers, there are some amazing things – a trip around Jackie Morris Art studio for one! I am offering…

Second Book Syndrome

Well Meaning Pal ( WMP) “Hey Kathy, how’s the new book coming along?” Me: Look at this thing I did on Instagram. WMP: So the new book..? Me: Yeah, sorry, I’ve got fencing training, and I don’t want to be late…   WMP: I heard it was much easier to get a second book published. Me: WHY…

Fantasy versus Reality. Books, Brexit and Being Best.

It’s a hard thing to explain that while striving to be your very  best, being average in the bigger picture is actually just fine. We can’t all be the best of the best. We can’t. Being our own best self is what’s important. Here’s a Fantasy V Reality comparison of : Getting An Agent  My Fantasy: A fabulous book…

Tommyvcancer – Blog Tour!!!

Hey Tommy, you’re on tour – soooo rock and roll!  And you’ve reached the end of treatment – I know the ride ahead is still tough but look what you’ve done! And this is what we’re doing: See you on the 11th! Kathy x

How to Make an Author Website Part 2

Hello! If you’re back, YAY!!!  That isn’t you banging your head against the desk after last week’s post on the basics of How to make an Author Website.   That is brillopants because this week we are going to be personalizing your website. We are going to look briefly at categories and tags but, but when I looked at…

For Everyone Who Cared: Pike

In just two days, there have been over 6000 shares, views and comments  in response to my open letter to whoever shot my beautiful Pike. The local press and radio have been in touch  and word has spread all over Facebook and Twitter. Thank you so much – you have  been amazing. Well, 99.9% of you have been…

How to Make an Author Website Part 1

The very obvious answer is to pay a professional but hey, most of us live in the real world. Paying a professional web designer may be desirable, even sensible,  but it’s also far more expensive than free. Author advances can quickly be gobbled by such expenses. If you want to build a free site for yourself,  but…

How Facebook Brings You Readers.

  Want to know my  action plan on how to be media savvy? How to strategise promotions on social media? Well, sorry, but you’re in the wrong place. Having people try and sell me stuff makes me want to scream. This is more a  reminder  to be a human. Most humans are great. Let me introduce you to…

Ace Club, lower your lashes: RIP Louise Rennison

Today I am wearing my boy entrancers at half mast. I debated shaving my eyebrows off but I have school visits to do and I don’t want to frighten the children. Something had to be done though, for yesterday, the lightiest of lights went out.

Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas From?

Writers are asked this ALL the time. And the truth is, ideas come from everywhere, you just have to be receptive to them. Listen to conversations for the hidden under tones, read newspaper articles with a writer’s eye – ask: “What if?” at every possible situation. I find trying to force ideas quite hard but…

What’s it like? After Your book Launch.

It’s been three weeks since More of Me was launched and I am well aware my attention to this blog has been SCANT.  I am ashamed but I also have no idea where to start in sharing what it’s been like. It’s been crazy. So I’m taking a little writerly advice and am “showing not telling”  everything…