Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Novel Points of View

Recently I was delighted to be asked to join a joint blog, Novel Points of View, with six other writers, some of whom I've known for several years.

Oddly, the way these things sometimes happen, at the same time I received a request to join a group of US writers of "cosy" mysteries all named Leslie. There are two of us using the correct (!) UK spelling for the female version, and I'm still a little ambivalent about it. Their approach is so different from ours, and I fear I will soon come to blows over correct (English) spellings and terminology. Because of course, even though I hate the term, I recognise that I write "cosy" mysteries, but I will NEVER spell them "Cozy." Oh, whoops, I just did.  Anyway, we shall see. I'll let you know what happens. Meanwhile, do have a look at Novel Points of View and all the other writers.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

New Year, New Books

Happy New Year to all my readers!

First, of course, is the news that the first in the new series, The Alexandrians, Death Plays A Part, was released on Boxing Day and has collected some lovely 5 Star reviews on Amazon.

Next, the sixteenth in the Libby Sarjeant series, Murder Dancing, is now up for pre-order, and both print and ebook will be released on March 24th. I've just worked out that this is actually my twentieth book, not counting the short Libby, Murder at Mallowan Manor, which came out for Christmas last year. Sixteen Libbys, two romances, How To Write a Pantomime and Death Plays a Part. Blimey! I think that deserves a celebration, don't you? Oh - and not to mention the pantomimes and the musical. My dad would have been so proud.

I hope you all have a healthy and successful 2016, and thank you for buying the books.