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This week I have been mostly … writing.

Posted July 7, 2018 and visited 1982 times, 10 so far today

A while ago you may remember I talked about an anthology I was involved in called Christmas Lites. The deadline for the next one is looming for August and I want to write something bespoke for this year’s. I sat down to try and do something on 27th June and this last Thursday, I finished the result. Except the maximum […]

What I know now, that I wish I knew then …

Posted June 2, 2018 and visited 2052 times, 8 so far today

Back on topic this week, I was asked for some advice by a writer who is just starting work on her first book. Even though she appears to be of sound mind, she was dead chuffed with what I wrote and asked if I’d share it on my blog so she could send people to the post. As […]

New M T McGuire release … sort of and Kobo Sale

Posted January 20, 2018 and visited 1576 times, 5 so far today

Talking about books this week! Well, this is an author blog I have to interrupt the cat and dementia stories sometimes. Christmas Lites VII is out! Woot! Yes! I have a new release out. It’s an anthology of fantastic short stories with one dodgy one from me to lower the tone. Phnark. Christmas Lites is a charity anthology to […]

Navel Gazing and Pocket Lint … MTM’s Year in Publishing 2017

Posted December 23, 2017 and visited 1666 times, 4 so far today

Yes it’s time for me to do a round up of business. When I say business, I mean my business, such as it is, not ‘the business’ of world book sales. Anyway here goes. So, how’s it been? So so if I’m honest. Marketing‐wise, I have not had the time to do it justice but I’ve turned the corner […]

Smashingly non‐expensive books alert!

Posted August 5, 2017 and visited 2736 times, 5 so far today

A bit of news, some special offers on other sci‐fi books and a little bit more from McMini.

When the luck unicorn farts …

Posted July 21, 2017 and visited 2548 times, 5 so far today

You’d better be ready. Yes, smashing things are afoot, in writing world anyway, and for once it’s not me blundering into something and breaking it. Something unusual and rather wonderful has happened this week, my book, Escape From B‐Movie Hell has been accepted for a bookbub promotion. Now, I can imagine you might be thinking, ‘Mmm yes […]

Meh and un‐meh. Thoughts, ramblings and a progress report.

Posted July 15, 2017 and visited 1943 times, 3 so far today

It’s confession time. I’ve been in a bit of a slump recently because we’ve reached a new stage in Dad’s illness and I’m still adjusting to the grimness. If someone you love has dementia then there will be stuff they say when you know it’s the illness speaking, rather than them. Over the last three of four months, […]

This week, I have been mostly thinking about #marketing #bookmarketing #indiereads

Posted June 25, 2017 and visited 2912 times, 3 so far today

I rant on about marketing and how I’ve stuffed it up even though I’m supposed to know what I’m doing!

A Charming Child: guest post by the inestimable Tallis Steelyard #newbooks

Posted May 27, 2017 and visited 1433 times, 2 so far today

What can I say? We have a guest, my writer friend Jim, Webster, along with the inimitable, the one and only Tallis Steelyard is here to tell us a little tale. Thank you Tallis and Jim, for stepping in and giving me something to share with everyone at the end of a week when gastroenteritis has left me short. […]

Mailing lists: the all embracing panacea or the hamster wheel of doom?

Posted May 6, 2017 and visited 2197 times, 2 so far today

The evidence suggests that only one in eight of the people on M T’s mailing list has actually read her books. She tries to work out why.