Cover Story: Meet The Tricksters

Author Archives: Sie Editor

Cover Story: Meet The Tricksters

Post Image

Whilst working on my latest collection of short stories I decided I’d ask my talented niece (Sam Davy) to design the ebook cover for me and then I’d also use her design for the print version. When I came to create the cover for the print version I rashly decided to create a cover from […]

read more

Coyote Tales Retold – New Book Released

Post Image

I’m so pleased to be able to announce my latest collection of trickster character themed short stories ‘Coyote Tales Retold’ is now released and can be downloaded in ebook format from all Amazon sites (UK – US). It took me just over a year to research and write this latest collection of short stories. It was […]

read more

Book Authors Resale Rights (BARR)

Post Image

I recently stumbled across an old news piece (16/06/14) released by the ALCS (Authors Licensing and Collecting Society) stating they had teamed up with Book Barn International (a second hand book seller) were launching a pilot scheme that would compensate authors when a second-hand version of their book was sold. This system is known as the Book Authors […]

read more

Just Too Good To Write In

Post Image

In last months post I commented about notebooks that are just too nice to make a mark in and a number of comments were left. This got me asking myself what makes a notebook too nice? So I grabbed my notebook (one that isn’t too nice to scribble in) and started to make a list […]

read more

Rediscovering The Art of Writing

Post Image

When working on a new article or short story I usually work directly onto my laptop to create my first draft. I think this is because I followed my dad’s advice (one of the few times I did during my teens) and learned to touch type, so it feels natural to work this way. However […]

read more

The Art of Procrastination

Post Image

At the beginning of this year I started a new part-time job working in the Adult Family Learning Services Department for my local council. Although a part-time position it has resulted in having a lot less time available to spent on my writing. So when, for the first time in three months I actually had […]

read more

Seven tips for marketing your ebook

In a blog post I wrote for Authors Electric last month (Retelling Tales – It’s Been Done Before) I hinted at my latest book. This month I’m pleased to announce my latest ebook featuring the rogue that is Brer Rabbit is now available for download from Amazon (UK – USA). The book contains eight retold tales all […]

read more

How Teaching Is Helping My Writing

Post Image

The few days ago I was talking to a friend who has just started a new job, which she’s loving. She’d come to the conclusion that in her previous job she reached a dead end, hence the move. Once we’d talked about her new job she asked me how my writing was going. “I just […]

read more

Turning one of my book characters into a toy

Post Image

Recently I was handed a sheet of paper and told by him-in-doors “this is for you to fill out.” When I looked down I saw the words ‘bucket list.’ So over the last couple of weeks I’ve been adding things as they’ve occurred to me. One of those things was to have one of my […]

read more

Author Visit With A Difference

Post Image

I was recently contacted by a teacher at a local school who had set hedgehogs as the theme for a class project. She asked if I could visit the children and talk to them about the volunteer work I do with Herts Hogline (a small organisation that rescues hedgehogs). A date was arranged and I suggested […]

read more