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.

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How A Salmonweird Sleighing Came To Be

If you read the first Salmonweird book at the time of release, you’ll remember the little (then) surprise at the end. It said: We will return to Salmonweird in book 2: A Salmonweird Sleighing, and book 3: Salmonweird TV.

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It’s A Salmonweird Sleighing Release Day!

It’s here! I can hardly believe it, but today is the day I finally unleash book 2 in the Salmonweird series – the Christmas Cornish crime comedy caper A Salmonweird Sleighing.

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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 a genuine chill) and most recently, Babajide and Philip Latimer for the cover of A Salmonweird Sleighing.

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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 to expand…

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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.

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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 an introduction to the books or as an expansion of the wider universe.

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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 in the currently released stories and some inspired by the events. Thanks to Harry for this.

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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 use to help us top up the village coffers.

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Read Salmonweird: Chapters 1-3 Now!

If you’re dithering over whether to spend just £4.99 of your hard-earned cash on this ebook or £9.99 on the hard copy, never fear. I want you to decide whether this book would be for you before you buy it. That’s why I’m giving away three chapters for free right here.

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