New Cover!

I wasn’t expecting it so soon, but my designer got back to me yesterday with a new cover for Jack Dawkins.


What do you think? I rather like it myself.

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#BlackFriday and #CyberMonday

The two biggest shopping days of the year are coming soon! So, I’ve decided it’s time for a sale on Jack Dawkins, which is about to get a new book cover.


Let’s ignore all the silliness in politics plaguing our world and have a brilliant Christmas in the best way readers know how, with a good book.

On Kindle at Amazon

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A July Sale!

Every year Smashwords has a sale in July wherein books can be reduced 25, 50 or 75%. Some are even made temporarily free!

This year I have entered both of my books into the sale. If you haven’t got them already, now is the time! Please invite all your friends.


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Nearly Christmas, but Where Is Reg?

I have been remiss in my blog, as well as my Christmas season marketing, but despite this my Christmas book seems to be selling.

More interestingly, I recently received a message on Twitter of some interest. I don’t spend a lot of time on the social networks, as I haven’t the time to spare, but I do at least have the accounts and receive notifications if a reader wishes to contact me.

This is exactly what happened. It seems that A Christmas With The Dodger has been the December book for a reading group and Reg has made his mark. Readers want more of him!

Now, this is something I’ve contemplated myself since finishing that particular book. Reg came into existence as a character in Jack Dawkins, which was, of course, about the further adventures of The Artful Dodger since Dickens left him sailing off to Australia. I had no intention of continuing Jack’s story beyond that book, but I had become fond of Reg and wanted to see him grow up. Naturally, his association with the characters of the previous book meant that they had to play at least a supporting role in Reg’s story.

Having left him at about twenty years old and contemplating what happens next in his future at the dawn of a new century, the temptation to write a follow-on book has loomed ever since, but I didn’t want to keep grinding on about Jack, who was, after all, a borrowed character. I’ve seen others make this mistake and don’t want to repeat the faux pas.

I’ve actually been slowly working on something far removed, set in an entirely different historical time and place, but with Christmas at hand, Dickens comes to mind, the annual reading of A Christmas Carol continues, and Reg pokes his cheerful little nose out of my subconscious and wonders when I’m going to let him come out to enjoy the next phase of his life.

Having readers ask about him is just the nudge I need to capitulate. So be it, Reg will live again!

How this will work in with my current work is yet to be seen, but I will endeavor to post updates more frequently, here on the blog.

My thanks to the lovely lady who reached out to give me that nudge, and also for the sterling review of A Christmas With The Dodger. It is appreciated more than words can say!


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Christmas Stories!

It’s coming up to that time of year again.

To join in the festivities, I am keeping A Christmas With The Dodger at $2.99 until 15th December!


For a little Victorian flavour and perhaps a touch of larceny and ethical dilemma, have a read.

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Jack Dawkins Is On Sale!

FrontCover200With the Summer months well in progress, Jack Dawkins has gone on sale again for .99 in most countries, and on all platforms. So if you get your ebooks from itunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble or Smashwords, the price is still reduced!

And of course this applies to Amazon in all countries,, UK, Canada, and Australia, plus the monetary equivalent or minimum price in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, India, Mexico and Brazil.

The sale officially starts as soon as Amazon makes the change on the book page later today and finishes on 27th June, so get yours today before the price goes back up to $3.99 and equivalents.

This is the last time Jack Dawkins will be on sale this Summer, so get yours now!

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Time for Summer Reading!

jackdawkinssample2May is traditionally the month when readers collect their book choices for summer holidays, so Jack Dawkins is temporarily reduced to .99 on both Amazon and Smashwords until the end of the month.

Buy links: Amazon USAmazon UKSmashwords

Grab yourself a copy now!

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