New cover for The Girl from the Sea

I’m so happy to reveal the new cover for the eBook and paperback editions of The Girl from the Sea. I’ve been sharing it all over the place, and I wanted to thank the artist, Greta Paliulyte, who has done such a wonderful job. I feel the cover works really well alongside the great artwork… Continue reading New cover for The Girl from the Sea

Review of Island of Fear: The Third Adventure of Letty Parker by Misha Herwin

Island of Fear by Misha Herwin This book drops you straight into the action and never lets up. Feisty young heroine Letty Parker runs her own detective agency in the English west country city of Bristol - but this is an alternative Bristol, newly escaped from the thrall of the Dark Ones, where gargoyles come… Continue reading Review of Island of Fear: The Third Adventure of Letty Parker by Misha Herwin

Nissen v Nissan – the joys of spellchecking @mishaherwin @rasumova @ktscribbles #amwriting #dyslexia

This! The curse of autocorrect. My other “favourite” thing is when it corrects everything to US spelling.

Jan Edwards

Because of my dyslexia I do keep the spellchecking function on as a matter of course but Microsoft and other software/social media sites can make this incredibly frustrating.

I have watched as Word especially (though Facebook can be as guilty) will change a word, without red-underlining it, not just once but several times after I have gone back and altered it.

These anomalies can often be put down to syntax – i.e. when writing dialogue where characters are not speaking in grammatically correct sentences.

At other times it is down to the software’s limited dictionary. I always have Word in the UK, rather than US, spelling and language mode but still have occasions when it throws a wobbly over Z versus S.

Because The Bunch Courtney Investigations are a crime series set in WW2 the number of ‘unrecognised’ words rises by some margin.

Today it was ‘Nissen’, as in Nissen hut. I was typing fairly…

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SFF REVIEWS bundle from StoryOrigin

Free books to review Find your next favourite books from StoryOrigin. From 1-30 September you can get copies of any and all of the books on the page below to review for free. We’re looking at all kinds of Fantasy and Science Fiction in a bundle from authors across the world. Click on the link… Continue reading SFF REVIEWS bundle from StoryOrigin

More free books and booklets

Here’s a new Science Fiction and Fantasy giveaway bundle for the August Bank Holiday and beyond. StoryOrigin and SFF author Jay Toney bring you a choice of novels, novellas and previews. Just boldly click on the link below to see the books!

Review of Listed Dead by Jan Edwards

Listed Dead by Jan Edwards A compelling story of murder set in war-time Sussex In this, the third instalment in the Bunch Courtney Investigates series, Bunch becomes a consulting detective with the local constabulary for the first time, and gets to work in an official capacity with the tantalising Inspector Wright, who has some mysterious… Continue reading Review of Listed Dead by Jan Edwards

Science Fiction and Fantasy Bargain Books

https://storyoriginapp.com/to/pB54Pes Starting today, July 27 through August 31, you will find a great new bundle of Science Fiction and Fantasy bargains from lots of authors new and old. Click here With many thanks to organiser Jay Toney, author of Hunted and many more!

A letter to my MP

This is the text of a letter I have just sent to my MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg: Dear Mr Rees-Mogg,As one of your constituents, I am writing to express in the strongest terms my opposition to the prorogation of Parliament by the Prime Minister.Despite the Prime Minister’s assertion that he intends to bring forward important legislation,… Continue reading A letter to my MP

Malarat joins the Time Benders!

Time Benders From 24th August until September 22nd, Malarat is one of a bundle of discounted eBooks featured on StoryOrigin. Why "Time Benders"? Because all the featured books involve time travel, history and steampunk! From a re-imagining of the story of Joseph of Nazareth, to an epic historical romance set in the Kremlins (fortresses) of… Continue reading Malarat joins the Time Benders!