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Monthly Archives: August 2010
Why did I start this blog? Partly to promote the books. Partly because I am really interested in learning processes, and I wanted to document the journey from not having a clue to how self-publishing worked to… well, having more … Continue reading
Firstly: dear WordPress, why make it so hard to find a login page when I accidentally log myself out? Leaving a comment on my own blog doesn’t work, and just leads to the Orwellian situation where the comment gets screened … Continue reading
I have bought an ISBN for The Maker’s Mask! This is all getting scarily real. I think I may have to go and drink some Baileys.
Firstly, my husband is back from riding from coast to coast to raise money for the British Heart Foundation! Secondly, arriving on the same day as him was my proof copy of The Maker’s Mask. I was gladder to see … Continue reading
I’ve bitten the bullet, bought image rights from istockphoto.com, and been playing around with cover images. This one is for The Maker’s Mask, from a photograph by Peter Zelei and a piece of concept art from loops7: And this one … Continue reading
Well, both books are now in Bookman Old Style (I typed that ‘Boomkan Old Style’ the first time round, which sounds like an explosive device out of an Evil Dead movie) and I think I’ve dealt with all the mysterious … Continue reading
New excerpt up here! Warning: The Maker’s Mask and The Hawkwood War started life as one book and still make more sense if read together – there is a resolution at the end of The Maker’s Mask, but there are … Continue reading
My husband is planning to ride from coast to coast  on a unicycle to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in a couple of weeks’ time. He’s already ridden from Bristol to Cardiff. The British Heart Foundation do … Continue reading
So far this week has been taken up with getting to grips with Word 2010′s formatting tools and with the newest version of The GIMP, in order to make title page images for Maker’s Mask and Hawkwood War. I’ve also … Continue reading