MT McGuire Books

What do you see when you look at me?

Posted February 3, 2018 and visited 153 times, 9 so far today

You see a bad mother. Church, if you want to do it, can be a bit of a conundrum with small people. McMini being a bit older now and more susceptible to boredom, it is not so easy to persuade him to come to the Sunday service. Furthermore, when he does, it’s probably no longer appropriate for a young gentleman […]

Calm in a crisis; elementary burglary for dunderheads …

Posted January 27, 2018 and visited 160 times, 6 so far today

One of the strange things people tell me often is that I am calm in a crisis. Positively the ice woman, apparently, in my capacity for quick thinking action. Want to know a secret about that? It’s bollocks. Well not wholly bollocks but mostly. Amazingly, I am actually extremely cool-headed in a crisis, I can make calm decisions in the heat […]

New M T McGuire release … sort of and Kobo Sale

Posted January 20, 2018 and visited 282 times, 6 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 […]

To Infinity and Beyond! Plans for 2018. #NewYearsResolution

Posted January 6, 2018 and visited 460 times, 8 so far today

Heaven knows how many weeks ago it was now, far back in the mists of time, anyway; before Christmas, I posted about my efforts to bludgeon people into reading my stuff over the course of 2017. Basically, I discovered that I had a much higher rate of read-through on my perma free book than I thought and that I should maybe […]

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

Posted December 23, 2017 and visited 474 times, 8 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 […]

When dyslexic people try to fill in forms … #dementia

Posted December 9, 2017 and visited 617 times, 8 so far today

This week, a cry for sympathy rather than help, hopefully, in a way that is amusing or useful to you. Last night, McOther and I were invited to a Christmas party. We went. He from London, me from here. I met him there. I was late because our babysitter couldn’t get here before 7.00pm — although I had only just hopped out […]

Beeper and Bingy, and free books … #metaldetecting #mcmini #freebooks

Posted December 2, 2017 and visited 589 times, 5 so far today

Scroogeability factors. Better late than never today. The build up to Christmas is well and truly under way and I am gradually disappearing up my own bottom. As usual I am slightly dreading the holiday period but mainly because of all the travel, the being away from home and the general pain-in-the-arseness of that, the people I visit […]

When it feels right but is … wrong. #writing #indiebooks

Posted November 12, 2017 and visited 934 times, 14 so far today

I talk frankly about the things I’ve fucked up in my author career so you can avoid copying me.

Excerpt from one of the W.I.P.s #amwriting #comedybooks

Posted October 14, 2017 and visited 635 times, 2 so far today

This week, another joyous example of the logic of children. The children in question being me and my brother. This is also another story that will be making it into my family stories book: Setting Tripwires for Granny (and other tall family tales). And yes, as per, neither my brother nor I is reflected in the […]

Real treasure isn’t always shiny #writing #metaldetecting

Posted September 30, 2017 and visited 970 times, 4 so far today

Opening a little window on the world of metal detecting today, and chatting about gold, not comedy gold, like last week but kind of tenuously linked gold … Oh, I’ll just get on with it shall I? A few months back, the finds liaison bod who attends both the clubs I go to and asked us to […]