“This month has been all about downsizing, which for 90% of writers that I know is a slow and painful parting of the ways with a small section of their book mountain at very least. The Edwards-Coleborn household is attempting to relocate to somewhere easier to manage and one of the inevitable consequences is that… Read More Downsizing
Enter the Winter Downs giveaway on Goodreads And don’t forget the Winter Downs launch 3rd June. (see poster for details)
Originally posted on shamansland:
Children of the Shaman is now on sale from Amazon and Amazon UK. More formats and sites to follow! Published by Kristell Ink Publications, with cover art by Daniele Serra and internal illustrations by Evelinn Enoksen. Many thanks to everyone at Kristell Ink, who worked hard to bring this to fruition……
Originally posted on Novelgossip:
Goodreads|Amazon US|Amazon UK Release date: May 5, 2017 Publisher: Pigeon Park Press Genre: Chick Lit Blurb:? Ella Hannaford has a small business to run, an overworked father to look after and a future stepmother who wants a perfect wedding.? Can she avoid a girly night out with her clueless stepsister? Can…
Five Q&As and Four guest blogs written in nine days and I can’t use one of then on my own blog page until next month when the Winter Downs blog tour begins… 🙂 Finding something different to say on the same subject is exhausting. This blog tour lark is harder work that writing the book!… Read More Tour-crazy
In preparation for moving house, and anticipating the need to keep the feline occupants indoors for a few weeks (an act of self defence), we have invested in a couple of covered cat litter trays. As the tribe have never used cat flaps, and even Oberon the baby of the tribe is nine years old… Read More Miss Dilly & Co – juuuuuuuuuust a little on the contrary side #cats
Here it is – the Winter Downs Blog tour!
A rather nice review for Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties has just been posted on the Chat About Books blog!
Originally posted on Jan Edwards:
For a chance to win a signed copy of Winter Downs just sign up for my newsletter via my Contact page or pm me with your email address between now and the launch on Winter Downs on 3rd June! There will be a Tea and cakes 1940s Launch party! 11.30 am…
Originally posted on shamansland:
Cover art by Daniele Serra I’ve just heard some exciting news from my publisher, Kristell Ink: the new edition of Children of the Shaman will be launched on May 5th, and the kindle edition is available for pre-order from Amazon now. This edition has cover art by the amazing Daniele Serra,…
Originally posted on Misha Herwin:
A different take on my series of guest blogs about how writers write. SOME DAYS Some days, way more than actually writing, I do more drinking coffee, (yes let’s call it coffee) while pondering; Allowing my thoughts to do some wild-walk wandering, You know, like trimming words and pruning phrases,…
Preparations for the launch party of Winter Downs are well under way! (3rd June City Central Library, Hanley, in case you missed the notes 🙂 ) And today the proof copy landed on the mat. Excited now!
I tried the Hale & Hearty Organic Light Bread Mix with Golden Linseed yesterday. Oh dear. Perhaps other people have fared better with this product but for me it had no redeeming features. Firstly – the linseed may be golden but the bread was not. Like many GF products the top remained a pasty grey-white.… Read More Gluten Free Bread Mix
The launch of my crime novel Winter Downs – a not so every day story of country folk – is approaching fast! To celebrate Winter Downs and Jem Shaw’s forthcoming wartime tale of airplanes and pilots (follow up to The Larks), we came up with these letters between “Mu and Terry” ; a newly married couple living through… Read More Letters From Home : 2 #ww2crime #winterdowns
Originally posted on The Penkhull Press:
Latest news We are delighted to announce the launch of Winter Downs by Jan Edwards! 3rd June 2017 ISBN 978-0-9930008-6-7 / paperback £7.99 tbc | ebook £2.99 tbc The Winter Downs launch party will be held in the Tolkien Room at the City Central Library, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent on 3rd June…
My latest blog for Authors Electric is on the hell of preparing to send your darling out into the world – otherwise known as book launch hell! You can read it all here.
Any and all cat servants will be familiar with the blessed silence that follows the hallowed twice daily (or more often if they can find a mug) ritual of ‘The Placing of the Bowls!
Those blog tours are tough. I am all too aware of how interviews can be a drain on the valuable reading time of bloggers and reviewers, and how coming up with a fresh angle is not always possible. To make life that bit easier I have a list of questions that you can ask me… Read More Blog Tour Q&As
The launch of Winter Downs is approaching fast and plans are gradually taking shape for our WW2 themed tea and cakes celebration! As a part of the celebrations fellow author Jem Shaw and I have come up with the notion of reading out a series of imagined letters between a pilot Terry in France and his… Read More Letters From Home #ww2 #winterdowns #crimefiction
For a chance to win a signed copy of Winter Downs just sign up for my newsletter via my Contact page or pm me with your email address between now and the launch on Winter Downs on 3rd June! There will be a Tea and cakes 1940s Launch party! 11.30 am to 1.30 pm on3rd June… Read More Win a copy of Winter Downs
I am currently compiling my blog tour for June for Winter Downs – if you are interested in taking part just drop me a line! eArcs will be available for review after 15th April Winter Downs – pb date 3rd June 2017 | Penkhull Press Paperback £10.00 tbc | ebook £2.99 tbc In January of 1940… Read More Looking for Tours
Tea and cakes and books – what more could you wish for? The 1940s themed launch party for Winter Downs, the WW2 crime novel from 6X6 author Jan Edwards, of course! Tea and cake as Jan reads from Winter Downs and answers your questions. There will also be readings from other authors with a 40s flavour so come… Read More Winter Downs Launch Party
Writers are nosy beasts by nature, so listening in on other conversations in public spaces is a given. Mostly it is snippets. Those ‘And I said to her…’ moments. All grist to the writing mill. Now and then you get to hear a whole conversation and very very occasionally you feel compelled to step in because you… Read More Lazy Madonna? #FacePalm #beatles #overheard
Source: Renegade Readers – March 30th 2017
Originally posted on The Penkhull Press:
I was reminded the other day of an axiom that applies to research for writing: We don’t know what we don’t know. It’s a constant problem, especially when you’re writing a period piece. We have to check constantly that we’re not building in anachronisms that will jar the reader…
Sign up for my newsletter between now and June 3rd to be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of my forthcoming crime novel Winter Downs! (UK) Offers for e-copies to follow.
There is a misconception that cats are merely fickle when it comes to food. I am not so sure about that. Careful observations of the ‘Miss Dilly’ crew have led me to believe that their choices are made on a mixture of masterful plotting and the wish to collectively mess with the minds of humankind… Read More Miss Dilly and Co: United Union of Radical Kittykind (UURK!) #cats
My luuuuuuurrverly contrib copy of The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Part VI: 2017 Annual arrived today! Available in hardback and paperback editions.
“The cliched image of a starving author is of a shy and tortured creature huddled in a freezing garret dressed in tattered, dusty overcoat and fingerless gloves, scribbling furiously with a tattered quill pen by guttering candle light… ” The rest of my latest blog can be read over at Authors Electric !
Good time had on 6 Towns Radio Curtain Call show with Becs and Rob! Misha and I always have fun with our semi-regular slots on the show talking about writers, writing and writing events in and around Stoke-on-Trent, and last saturday was no exception! *** as an aside – note the grin.… Read More Always Fun #6townsradio @6TRcurtaincall