Thursday, 30 August 2012

Time to get cracking!

I have always loved solving cryptic crosswords, and have run several workshops to help others learn how to crack the clues. Now I have written a book on how to do it too! My new ebook HOW TO CRACK CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS, published by How To Books,is now available on Amazon Kindle and will shortly be on Kobo too. It's only £1.53, and tells you all you need to know to be able to recognise the many clue types, deconstruct and ultimately solve them! It's a great hobby, and does wonders for improving your concentration, memory and general brainpower. I have also included a handy list of the cryptics that appear in the daily and Sunday national papers with details of prizes and a star rating to indicate just how hard (or easy!) they all are. Here's the Amazon link:

Monday, 13 August 2012

It's freebie time !!

Now my novel 'Losing Lucy' has been on kindle for a while, sales are inevitably flagging, so here's the chance to download it for free - for 5 days only. If you enjoy my magazine stories, or you followed my trials and tribulations during the writing of this book in my Writers Forum magazine column, now's the opportunity to read the finished story at no cost - except maybe to kindly write me a review! There are some very good review there already - and no, I didn't pay the readers to write them. They are genuine! Thank you.

Saturday, 14 January 2012


My novel Losing Lucy is finally available (as an ebook only) via Amazon Kindle. This is the one whose progress readers were able to follow month by month in my Writers Forum column 'Book Deal or Bust' as I wrote and edited it and tried to find it a publisher. It's good to see it out there at last, even if I did have to go it alone in the end.