Authors: Don’t Overlook Fonts in Cover Design!

How much thought do you put into your cover design? The answer should be “a lot.” Readers judge books by their covers, like it or not. But there is more to the cover than the image. Even the perfect illustration or photograph will be all for nothing if you choose an ugly font.

An Interview with Illustrator Leon Active (Oniphoenix)

Hello! In this blog post, I’m interviewing a very special guest – Leon Active, also known as artist Oniphoenix. You may have seen me crediting him for the work he’s done for me. So far, Leon has designed both covers of The Christmas Goblin, the creature concept art for Phobetor’s Children (which gave me aContinue reading “An Interview with Illustrator Leon Active (Oniphoenix)”

Planner vs Pantser vs Plantser: Which Are You?

If you saw my interview with Boomers On Books last week, you’d have seen our brief discussion about the planner vs pantser dynamic. The interview was an hour long and because of all the other things we discussed, we didn’t go into great depth. So I thought I’d write a blog post about it toContinue reading “Planner vs Pantser vs Plantser: Which Are You?”

A Salmonweird Sleighing: Chapter 1

So, here it is! The moment a handful of people have been waiting for. Here is the opening chapter of the second Salmonweird book: the Christmas Crime Comedy Caper A Salmonweird Sleighing.

Three Things I Hope People Take Away from Salmonweird

Hello, it’s the author here. I thought I’d switch off the village voice for this blog post and talk as me for once. That is, instead of pretending to be an article written by a committee of scribes in a ghost village! I hope you’re enjoying the extra content here at either as anContinue reading “Three Things I Hope People Take Away from Salmonweird”

The Salmonweird Sea Shanty Playlist

Hello again dear reader! If you’ve read our book or any of our short stories, you’ll know how much Harry and some of the other residents love music. To get the full experience of the chronicles of our little village, we thought we would provide a quick post on the sea shanties that features inContinue reading “The Salmonweird Sea Shanty Playlist”

Salmonweird Village Ran Out of Coffee – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

No, don’t worry, the village did not run out of coffee though we are running very low on some of our favourite biscuits. The jam is also getting perilously close and the clotted cream is down to one last pot. On that note, we want to talk about a new development that you can useContinue reading “Salmonweird Village Ran Out of Coffee – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!”

Read Salmonweird: Chapters 1-3 Now!

The first book in the Salmonweird series: called “Salmonweird”, goes on sale from 2nd September on ebook and hard copy. Click here to read a sample.