Sunday, 29 December 2013

Belated Christmas wishes from Triskele Books

Well, the only excuse I have about this extremely late festive message is being too busy walking on the beach and swimming in the rock pool at Towradgi... what I wait for the whole year round, in France.
Anyway, I thought this clever little Xmas wish, put together by my talented Triskele Books colleague, JJ Marsh too good not to share.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Monday, 2 December 2013

December Book of the Month

Wolfsangel is December book of the month over at France Book Tours. There is also a giveaway to win a signed copy if anyone is interested.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

'Tis the Season...

‘Tis the season …

To curl up in a comfy armchair beside a crackling fire, hot chocolate and good book in hand.

‘Tis the season ….

To escape the heat of the Southern Hemisphere in the shade of a eucalyptus tree, cool cocktail and good book in hand.

‘Tis the season …

To tear your hair out over Christmas gifts.

‘Tis the season ...

for the Triskele Books CHRISTMAS PROMO!
Massive Triskele Santa Sack

Grab a Triskele eBook for only 99 cents

December 6-8 only 

Details on the Triskele blog:

Friday, 22 November 2013

Author Interview

Many thanks to Stacey Mitchell for her interview and review on her blog.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


Back home from a fabulous, exciting and exhausting weekend for the launch of the 3 latest Triskele Books releases. Wolfsangel is finally out on its lonesome in the big wide world! Read all about the fun at Chorleywood Literary Festival here.

 The Human Library

Buzz around the books table

Well-earned glasses of wine at the end of the day...


Many thanks to Jo Barton (and Jaffa!) for her lovely interview, review and giveaway of Wolfsangel, on her blog.

Monday, 18 November 2013


Join Triskele Books this week for the Prism Book Tours Giveaway week. All the Triskele Books authors and books featured in this week-long giveaway event.


Drop in to say hi somewhere along the road of my virtual book tour, with France Book Tours, from November 11th - 20th. Reviews and Giveaways abound!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Once Upon A Time....

there were five writers.

They believed there was a third way of publishing, somewhere over the rainbow.

So they packed their books and set off to explore.

This is what happened on the journey.

The Triskele Trail is a true story.

About a writers' collective who made some mistakes and some smart decisions; who discovered opportunities, found friends and dodged predators in the independent publishing jungle.

Fourteen books later, here are the lessons we learned.

This is not a How-To book.

This is How-We-Did-It.

This is The Triskele Trail.

Read the rest of the story on the Triskele Books blog...

Friday, 8 November 2013

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Wolfsangel Giveaway

If anybody is interested in winning a print copy of Wolfsangel, I am running a Goodreads giveway from 6th - 24th November.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


I'm pleased to announce the upcoming blog tour of Wolfsangel, with France Book Tours.
In conjunction with the tour of Wolfsangel, listen to a Podcast excerpt of the book.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013


Looking for a few tips on how to make Goodreads work best for you? Read my article here, on the Triskele Books blog.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Chorleywood Literary Festival

The Triskele girls are very happy to announce that we will be appearing at the Chorleywood Literary Festival on Saturday November 16th, 2013. If anyone is planning on going to the festival, we'd love you to drop by and say hello!

We'll be conducting  The Human Library  whereby participants can borrow one of the Triskele authors to discuss any aspect of indie publishing.

And, The Rise of the Author Collective  where we will talk about the lessons we've learned on the self-publishing journey and the benefits of working together. These events are Free, but ticketed. For more information, see Chorleywood Events.

The Launch:

We will also be launching the next three new releases from the Triskele Books collective:

· Wolfsangel - Liza Perrat

· Overlord - JD Smith

· Ghost Town - Catriona Troth
.... Cover reveal to follow!

Friday, 20 September 2013


Many thanks to my Triskele Books colleague, JJ Marsh, for her interview in The Displaced Nation, on bringing location to life in fiction writing.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

EFestival of Words Virtual Book Fair

Several months ago, I was nicely surprised when a fellow writer brought to my attention that Spirit of Lost Angels had been nominated for the EFestival of Words Independent Book Awards.

I eventually discovered it was a lovely book blogger/reviewer who nominated my novel (you know who you are!).

Taking place over last weekend, the virtual festival was a fun event, with workshops, swag bags and lots of bookish discussions. And I was very happy to learn that Spirit of Lost Angels won the Best Historical Fiction category.  Many thanks to the organisers of the festival, and to those lovely supporters who voted for my book.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Friday, 9 August 2013

Self-pub Tips

Need any tips on self-publishing? Pop over to the Triskele Books blog and read our collection.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Friday, 26 July 2013


Today, in the first of a series of discussions with other author collectives, I discuss the value of author collectives for indie publishers, with Five Directions Press, on the Triskele blog.

Saturday, 13 July 2013


Very pleased to learn that Spirit of Lost Angels was selected as Indie Book of the Day Award Winner for 13th July, 2013. They also sent me a lovely certificate and badge:

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Spirit of Lost Angels Finalist in EFestival of Words Awards

Very pleased to see that Spirit of Lost Angels is a finalist in two categories of the EFestival of Words Awards: Best Historical Fiction and Best Novel. If you have read the book and enjoyed it, I would really appreciate your vote! Thanks a lot To vote, go to the EFestival of Words site and register (it's free). Then go to the Awards Hall area, and just scroll down to Best Historical Fiction and Best Novel categories. And you can vote in both categories.
Thanks again!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

How To Make Printed Marketing Materials Work for You

The very-talented Jane Dixon-Smith, of JD Smith Design fame, and my fellow Triskele Books colleague, blogs this week about marketing options available to authors. Choosing well-presented, professionally-designed material can make your books stand out from the crowd.
Check out Jane’s advice on this week’s Triskele blog.

Thursday, 13 June 2013


A lovely surprise to see Spirit of Lost Angels shortlisted in the Writing Magazine Self-Publishing Awards this year.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Indie-friendly Book Reviewers

Having trouble finding reviews for your indie book? Read my article on Indie-friendly book reviewers in this month's edition of Words with Jam.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Triskele books launch at Foyles

Just home after a fabulous, if not tiring, weekend in London for our second big Triskele Books launch at Foyles Bookstore in Charing Cross Road. It was great to meet my lovely fellow Writing Asylum writers in person. Thanks so much for your support everyone, and I hope you had a great time!

The Triskele Books girls: Gillian Hamer, JD Smith, JJMarsh, Liza Perrat, Catriona Troth:

My interview with Gillian Hamer:

My interview with Catriona Troth:

Finally worked out that damn microphone!

The calm before the storm:

Chatting with fellow Writing Asylum colleagues:

The books:

The crowd:

New Author Interview

Many thanks to Lorraine Mace for her interview of me for The Writer's ABC Checklist.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Triskele Books "Collective" Giveaway and Author Features

For each day of this week, starting 26th May, Laura from Colorimetry will interview a different Triskele Books author, who will offer a free e-copy of their book. And on Launch Day - June 1st - it's the Big Giveaway. All seven of the Triskele Books will be on offer for a signed paperback giveaway of whichever book(s) readers choose.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

New giveaway and review of Spirit of Lost Angels

Many thanks to Audra of Unabridged Chick for her lovely review of Spirit of Lost Angels. Audra is also hosting a giveaway of one paperback and two e-copies. Enter the draw until 7th June, on her blog.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Spirit of Lost Angels Nominated for EFestival of Words Award

I was very happy to learn Spirit of Lost Angels has been nominated in the Best Novel and Historical Fiction categories for the  2013 eFestival of Words Awards.

Monday, 29 April 2013


Firstly, I am so excited Spirit of Lost Angels will be featured as the Author group read for June, and I’m really looking forward to discussing the book with you. 

For members of the Goodreads Historical Fictionistas group, I am hosting a giveaway before the group read begins. 

The giveaway will start on May 1st and end on May 10th, to give the paperback copy time to arrive from France. 

One paperback copy will be available for international readers and two e-copies in whatever format is desired.

Please send me a message on Goodreads to enter and I will make up an anonymous draw.

An excerpt of the book can be found here.

If you would like to listen to a Podcast of Spirit of Lost Angels.

Reviews of Spirit of Lost Angels.

Many thanks to all those members who choose to participate.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Spirit of Lost Angels Giveaway

Many thanks to Leah, of Uncorked Thoughts, for her lovely review of Spirit of Lost Angels. Enter Leah's giveaway, running for the next fortnight, to be in the running for a signed paperback or two e-copies of the novel.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Indies at 2013 London Book Fair

Read this article from my Triskele Books colleague, Catriona Troth, on how indie authors blew up a storm at this year's LBF.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Triskele Books at London Book Fair

Thanks to our Triskele Books rep, Catriona Troth, we are getting first-hand news of the big event. Very pleased to see all our lovely books lined up together on the Triskele Books shelf...

Monday, 15 April 2013


Last week, Laura from Colorimetry kindly hosted a giveaway for Spirit of Lost Angels. I'm pleased to say the giveaway was a great success and garnered many comments. In an effort to answer all the questions, I have posted a guest blog on Colorimetry.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Yesterday I attended a webinar on Metadata, hosted by the Bookseller, in association with BIC (Book Industry Communication), sponsored by Virtusales. My Triskele Books colleague, JJ Marsh, beat me to a blog post, and explains it far better than I could.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Indie-friendly Book Reviewers

If you are an indie-published author and looking for the best way to get your book reviewed, read my post today on the Triskele Books Blog.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Awesome Indies

Very pleased to announce Spirit of Lost Angels is the latest addition to the historical fiction category of Awesome Indies, site for quality independently published fiction

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Triskele Books blog

This week sees the launch of our Triskele Books blog. Jill Marsh opens with her words on what we've learned and the mistakes we've made during the first year of our authors' collective.

Should I buy a lottery ticket?

Very excited to see Spirit of Lost Angels on two more "Best Books of 2012" lists, alongside a few Big Names! Thanks to Andrea Connell of The Queen's Quill and Darlene Elizabeth Williams 

Monday, 25 February 2013

Monday, 18 February 2013

We are NOT getting another dog!

Our beloved family pet, Oscar the border collie passed away last September.
Oscar was lucky enough to grow up with three children, chasing balls and sticks, jumping on the trampoline with them, and instinctively trying to round them up when they got a bit too rowdy. They shoved him into princess and superman costumes, painted his toe-nails, plaited his fur and tied ribbons around his ears. He never once growled at them, and adored every minute of his busy life.
Two of the children left our home in France to move to Australia last August, and, with the passing of Oscar, it truly felt like the end of an era.
Padding around our silent, tidy house, I tried to look on the bright side. 'We'll be able to travel more easily,' I said to my husband. 'And you won't have to clean up the crap from the garden every weekend.'
'Yes,' he said, into the long silence, 'life should be a lot easier now ... but it is kind of too quiet, don't you think?'
'I know,' I said. 'But we don't want another dog, do we?'
'No ... we won't get another dog.'
A week ago, some invisible force found us at the local animal shelter, a heart-wrenching experience in the best of times. A few hours later, we headed home with Holly, the dog we were never going to get.
Meet Holly... she's a 9 month-old cross Labrador  collie, and possibly something else - a crazy, exhausting, adorable, bundle of beans.
So, since we don't have a new doggy, I can get back to writing my book ...








Sunday, 3 February 2013

Not quite rich and famous, but it's a start!

Thanks to journalist Kate Walsh for featuring a piece on Spirit of Lost Angels in Wollongong's local newspaper: The Illawarra Mercury. For those who were at the "photo shoot", there's a far more humorous story about clambering up those rocks in the high heels and short dress.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

TIPE Zürich

Congratulations to Jill and Libby of Nuance Words for their success in The Independent Publishing Event in Zürich last weekend.
Read all about it in this Takeway kindly provided by Nuance Words.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Oz holiday

Where did the past seven weeks go? As my holiday in Australia comes to a close, and I try to accept returning to wintery, grey France, I thought I'd pen a few random thoughts and pics on my adored homeland.

Morning walks on Corrimal beach with the crowd:

The scruffy man throwing a ball for his scruffy dog, a green parrot perched on a red and white checked tea towel draped over his shoulders. The fisherman standing for hours on the shoreline and never catching a thing, his wife reading her Kindle under the parasol.

The army of dog-walkers on the dog-friendly part of the beach, the smiley mutts speeding along the sand after balls, breakers dumping them onto the shore.

Mums jogging behind 4x4 wheel strollers.

Sand Happy Xmas Christmas card:

Pelicans perched on the lampost by Towradgi pool crapping on my book, my thongs and my towel!

Blue bottle stingers bobbing ominously on waves:

BBQ antics with long-time friends the lovely Vanderspuys:

Afternoon with Mathilde Perrat and Anton Vanderspuy at Kiama blowhole:

Catching up with family. Lunch with Mum and Dad:

Matching beach accessories:

Pink parrots pecking:

Interview and photo session on the rocks at the lighthouse, in skimpy dress and ungainly high heels for the Illawarra Mercury who are kindly doing a piece on Spirit of Lost Angels on Feb 10th.:

New Year's Eve with Jean-Yves, Camille, Marcel and Tonia, down at North Beach, watching fireworks over Belmore Basin:

And more... so much more. If only it would never end, but my cat, and my third novel, beckon from across the wings of Cathay Pacific.