Category Archives: Novel News

Client or Customer? – Clear Head or Committed Heart?

Back in 2015, I published a guide to the various types of publishing options on offer based on my own experiences as a novice novelist. https://jhbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/publishing-as-a-first-time-author/ As time goes by, I’m receiving an increasing number of requests for advice from authors who’ve been offered contracts … Continue reading

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I said never again …

… but then I got offered another book signing … As those of you who follow my blog regularly will know, my first book signing experience wasn’t positive. When I arrived in the town a few miles from home, I … Continue reading

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‘Loved Your Book,’ she whispered behind her hand …

Dear Reader What do the following comments have in common? ‘Fantastic novel, loved it from start to finish. Can’t wait for number 3! Hope you’re already working on it!’ ‘You’ve done it again, written another great work of fiction. Looking forward to … Continue reading

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The Writing Life of: Julie Haiselden

Yes it’s me!  Huge thank you to whisperingstories for affording me the opportunity because, let’s be honest, we all like to talk about ourselves, no matter how reticent we think we are (or maybe that’s just me).  So … here’s the interview …!! … Continue reading

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My New Baby …

or, bringing my second book into the world … … after a nervous nine months when we went from submission to publication, ‘Evil Echoes’ will be delivered on Monday 31 October. At times I thought I had created a monster as Lizzie Tester took over … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal – Evil Echoes

My grateful thanks to whisperingstories for my cover reveal.  Evil Echoes is my second novel and I very much hope my loyal readers and indeed new ones, enjoy it.  Please let me know what you think of the cover and the … Continue reading

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The Final Proofs

So … they’ve arrived! The proofs for my Victorian thriller ‘Evil Echoes’ are now safely ensconced in a file on my laptop. I’ve been looking forward to getting them for a few weeks and finally the email arrived on Thursday evening. You would have … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Spot the Wrong Proofreader!

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You’re an author, and you’ve finished editing your book. You now want to find someone to proofread it for you – smart move! If you’re submitting to an agent/publisher, you want to give your manuscript every…

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Forceful Foils and a Timid Writer

As a novelist, I believe my style is evolving all the time. If that’s the case with my books, then I reasoned it may well also be the case with my blogs. So I’m revisiting a few and this one caught … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected … Introducing Miss Ellie-Mae

As some of you know I write crime/thrillers.  I was happily working on my next book when one morning, something totally different appeared on the page.  If you are a non-author you may think I’ve literally lost the plot but the writing community will … Continue reading

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