I’m thrilled to announce my next venture – a collaboration with Stephen O’Connor. It’s called The Other Shoe, and it tells the story of some very unusual people and their fight for what they think is right.
I’m serialising the book in both written and audio podcast form over on Patreon. If you’re a supporter, you can access the podcast automatically through whatever podcast software you use; if you aren’t, you’ll be able to listen to each episode as it’s released on the site. The text version, as usual, is available for supporters only.
Listen to the first episode now.
Dead in Paradise hit the shelves early this month! Much excitement for me, because I’m still pinching myself when I realise that this is book 7 in the series. You can get hold of the ebook on Amazon and in all good ebook retailers. Also!! There’s a paperback edition! It’s available in Amazon’s US and UK stores – wider distribution will follow later in the year. If you’re in Australia and you’d like to buy a copy of the paperback: shipping costs are ridiculous from either. Let me know you’re interested, and if I get enough interest I’ll set up pre-orders here on the site and then do a bulk order from Amazon.
When I wrote DEAD(ish) ten years ago, my goal was to get 500 people to read it. It seemed like a huge target back then. Within six months we smashed that goal, and then Amazon made it a freebie and boom – everything exploded.
It’s been a long and windy (sic) road, folks. So much has happened in my life, and no doubt in yours, in the last decade. My marriage broke down. I picked up a new job, then took a redundancy package when the company decided that writers were obsolete. I started freelancing – a decision that comes with its own stresses, but has been a freaking lifesaver lately. I started dating again. And then the guy that things were getting serious with… went into hospital. And had kidney failure. And then we both had medical dramas galore. Because of course.
Regardless of the drama, though, there are lots of bright sides in my life. One of those is my readers. I love you folk. It never occurred to me when I was starting out as a writer that it was one of the best ways for me to find like-minded people in this huge crazy world. Thanks to Linda and Trent, I’ve met some awesome peeps. Thank you all for sticking around, and for being you.