Friday, June 24, 2022

The Second Louise Miller book: From Sorrow's Hold

When I was writing the outline for what would become Dirty Little Secret, a lot of ideas for possible other stories started to appear. Some of these were put into the book, but others had more to them to be explored and so I started fleshing out outlines for future books. 

One of these was the discovery of a body in a graveyard - that was all I had, just that image of a body lying across a gravestone surrounded by snow. When I came to finishing the outline, I knew I had elements from the first book I could bring over to this, and so started work.

As the story progressed, it changed a little from the initial idea and became something a lot more deeper. 

December, 1988. What should be a time of excitement and joy is forever tainted when a teenager's body is found in the graveyard of Ossett's Holy Trinity Church, but when another teenager goes missing, WDC Louise Miller starts to believe there is something even more sinister behind the events...

From Sorrow's Hold is out July 12th, and available to pre-order now.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

A Quick Update

It has now been a couple of weeks since DIRTY LITTLE SECRET was released into the world, and the feedback has been very pleasing. It's quite weird to get emails from people who have read the book and felt compelled to reach out - so thank you to each and everyone of you who has done so.

This has also led to a few other developments, most of which I can't talk about just yet, but all are very exciting. In particular is the very real possibility I will be doing some in-person author talks in libraries in Horbury, West Yorkshire and in and around the Derbyshire area. Details are being sorted out and as soon as I know more I will let you know.

Best way to keep in touch is join the mailing list using the link above.

Book two, FROM SORROW'S HOLD, is released in just over three weeks time on July 12th. A blog tour has been organised, details below, so make sure you bookmark them and take a look to see what people are saying about the book.

If you've read either of the books, please consider leaving a review. Reviews are vital for authors as they help get the word out and raise awareness about an author and their work. Places to leave them are Amazon (naturally), but also your local reading group's facebook page, GoodReads, online retailers and even in your local bookshop if they offer that service. Some post cards next to the books with comments from readers.

Work is underway on the third book CUT AND SHUT, and the deadline to getting this to my publisher is end of July. After that I have plans to write a standalone novel before diving into book four of the Louise Miller series. 

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