Have you read them all?

Four booksFascinated by Japan? Like a good whodunnit? Try the Josie Clark in Japan East-West fusion murder mystery series – just £1.99 each ($2.99 in the USA).

The Tokyo Karaoke Murder (a Josie Clark pocket mystery)

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An evening of karaoke turns out really badly for expat Londoner Josie Clark as she’s accused of murder and theft on an innocent night out in Tokyo. She’s got just an hour to work out who the real killer is before the police arrive. Can she do it? Can you?

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The Cherry Blossom Murder

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Josie’s got a new life in Tokyo: great job, Japanese boyfriend and fun weekends with her friends in glamorous actress Tammy’s fan club. Until she stumbles across a body under the cherry blossom and finds herself heading backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue to expose a murderer and save a priceless treasure.

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The Haiku Murder

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A haiku-writing trip turns to tragedy when a charismatic financier falls from the top of Matsuyama castle. But was he pushed? And what happened to his missing bag and its mysteriously valuable contents? Josie needs to find the answers fast, before more people die.

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The Bullet Train Murder

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High speed sleuthing on a speeding train!

Josie hopes her transfer to Osaka will give her career a boost. But when a colleague is found stabbed to death on Japan’s famous bullet train she’s forced to take a fresh look at her fellow workers. One of them is a murderer – but which one?

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It’s here! The Bullet Train Murder is out today!

The Bullet Train Murder

The latest book in the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series is out now!

When a body’s found on Japan’s famous bullet train it’s got nothing to do with Josie Clark. Or has it?

Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark hopes her transfer to Osaka will give her career a boost, even though it means commuting weekly on the bullet train. But when a colleague is found stabbed to death on the train she’s forced to take a fresh look at her fellow workers. One of them is a murderer – but which one?

High speed sleuthing on a speeding train!

Praise for the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series:

Lush imagery captures Japan’s bustling cities and restful countryside… believably crafted characters, a fast pace, and clean prose. – Publishers Weekly

Buy the ebook now at Amazon UK and Amazon USA. Or get the paperback at Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

The Bullet Train Murder launches 16 May!

The Bullet Train Murder

The latest book in the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series will be published on 16th May!

When a body’s found on Japan’s famous bullet train it’s got nothing to do with Josie Clark. Or has it?

Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark hopes her transfer to Osaka will give her career a boost, even though it means commuting weekly on the bullet train. But when a colleague is found stabbed to death on the train she’s forced to take a fresh look at her fellow workers. One of them is a murderer – but which one?

High speed sleuthing on a speeding train!

Praise for the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series:

Lush imagery captures Japan’s bustling cities and restful countryside… believably crafted characters, a fast pace, and clean prose. – Publishers Weekly

Pre-order the ebook now at Amazon UK and Amazon USA. Print version launches 16th May!

VAT rule changes force UK E-book price rises

HMRC moneyIf you’ve got an e-book reader (maybe you got a new Kindle or Nook for Christmas) and have been looking to stock it up since yesterday you may have found that prices on a lot of e-books are a bit higher than you expected. There’s a reason for that. It’s a change to the EU rules on VAT which applies in all EU countries, so that from now on VAT has to be charged at the rate applying in the country of sale. So how does that affect things? Continue reading

The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer – Spotlight Blog Tour

The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer

Laxmi’s Hariharan’s new book, The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, is a white-knuckle ride through the disintegrating streets of Bombay as a terrifying encounter with a molester on a train propels our heroine from her everyday commute into a battle for survival – her own survival and the survival of the city she loves. Continue reading

Assault on the New York Times bestseller list

PowerPackFBIf you’re an indie author, you’ve probably heard of David Gaughran. He runs one of the top indie publishing advice blogs and is author of two help books – Let’s Get Digital and Let’s get Visible. Or maybe you’ve come across Joanna Penn, book marketing guru and one of the leading lights of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Or perhaps you’ve found Write, Publish, Repeat by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant turning up in your recommended books on Amazon. Continue reading

Catherine Ryan Howard’s Self-Printed Splash

selfprintedsplashbadgeToday I have a guest post from Catherine Ryan Howard, self-publishing guru extraordinaire whose book Self-Printed: the Sane Person’s Guide to Self Publishing, hand-holds you through the whole self-publishing process from start to finish. It was my bible when I started self-publishing, so I’m excited to tell you the totally revamped third edition of Self-Printed is out today in paperback and ebook. Continue reading

Opinion: Quantity Plus Quality – Why Sometimes More is More

badge-185x185-authorI’m a member of ALLi – the Alliance of Independent Authors, a non-profit association for self-publishing authors and advisors, that provides advice and help to independent writers and a writing community to share thoughts and problems with. As part of that sharing, I wrote a post for them on how I reconcile the commitment to quality with the need to write more, and they’ve kindly allowed me to share that post with you here.

Opinion: Quantity Plus Quality – Why Sometimes More is More

‘I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.’ William Faulkner Continue reading