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Paperback Updates

Paperback Updates

Apologies for the double post today! I promised to keep you updated on the status of Broken Body Fragile Heart, namely whether or not the paperback I created through Blurb ever turned up on Amazon. I’m pleased to announce that it’s now definitely available in the US and the UK. You can get it from fun places like the Book Depository as well as directly through Amazon, which is super exciting to me. I’m glad it’s finally working. In the…

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BBFH (and Other Poetry Updates)

BBFH (and Other Poetry Updates)

I’ll be putting some of my cool photos from York up soon (if you’re following me on Instagram, you might have seen a lot of them already), but I just thought I’d update you on the status of Broken Body Fragile Heart, my third poetry collection and the only one theoretically available in paperback. Theoretically being the key word there. You may remember that a while back I made the decision to sell the paperback through Amazon rather than directly…

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A Few Poetry Announcements

A Few Poetry Announcements

Though I’m still in my mini blogging hiatus, I’ve got a few announcements to make regarding my poetry. Before we start, this is a reminder that descriptions, reviews and links to where to buy my poetry are all listed on the Books page. :) E-book editions A while ago I made all of my collections available on Nook and Kobo, taking them out of KDP Select in the process. Since I did that, I’ve sold a grand total of ……

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Release The Krake– er, Poetry Collection

Release The Krake– er, Poetry Collection

It’s October! This means many things. It means Tumblr’s baffling obsession with Hallowe’en will intensify (as someone who never celebrated it as a kid, the appearance of pumpkins ALL OVER my dash is confusing every year). It means that it’s time to start preparing for NaNoWriMo, if you’re participating. It means I go to uni in four days, and isn’t that a terrifying thought? And it means that it’s release day for Broken Body Fragile Heart, so that’s what I’m…

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Poetry Advice From A Folk Musician

Poetry Advice From A Folk Musician

I guess now is as good a time as any to tell you that Broken Body Fragile Heart will be released on October 1st and you can pre-order it soon on Amazon. You know, if you’re interested in that kind of thing. I’ve been formatting it for the last however long, trying to get it right first time this time. It’s been a long time coming, I know, but we’re getting there. So. That’s a thing. Actually, I had a…

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What’s The ‘Write’ Thing To Do?

What’s The ‘Write’ Thing To Do?

So, possibly you remember that I mentioned I was entering a few poetry competitions. Probably you don’t, because that was a while ago. The first competition I entered was a free competition from United Press, to which I entered three poems. Today, I received a letter from them. I didn’t win. Which is a shame, because £100 would have been nice, and might even have fed my book-buying habit for a little while. But, they wanted to publish one of…

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What I’ve Learned From Publishing On Nook

What I’ve Learned From Publishing On Nook

I’ve been uploading my poetry collections to Nook (and also to Kobo, but that’s not what this post is about), and I have to say it hasn’t been an entirely smooth process. While Amazon allows you to upload a Word file and then basically does the formatting for you — with surprising accuracy — it’s definitely advisable to format an ePub file before trying to publish it. I’ve never really formatted e-books before, so this was a steep learning curve….

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The Fear Of Improvement

The Fear Of Improvement

When I was making the decision whether or not to publish Crossroads Poetry, one of the things that crossed my mind was a question which bothers me about every single thing I write: what if I come back to it in six months or a year or two years or more and I don’t like it? What if I end up feeling about The Quiet Ones or A Single Soul the way I feel about the first novels I ever…

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I Will Sell You My Soul

I Will Sell You My Soul

For those who happened not to notice my sneaky self-promotion at the bottom of my last post, and who don’t follow me on any other social media network, I have an announcement to make. Even though everyone else knows already, so it’s not even news. My second publication is coming this month, and it’s a poetry collection. This is what it looks like: Isn’t it gorgeous? Okay, I can’t say that, because I designed it and I’m supposed to love…

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Thank You For Rejecting Me

Thank You For Rejecting Me

This is a letter to every one of the agents who contributed to my Wall Of Rejection, a collection of printed out emails on my wall that remind me of the number of times people have turned me down when I have sent them a query about my novel. And it’s genuinely sincere. That title is not sarcastic, though it might sound it. I am truly grateful that they rejected me. And I’m not going to be talking in the…

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