Did you know that The Countess of Lovelace was the mathematician responsible for the very first algorithm? She’s the one we can all blame when our books are foundering in the choppy rankings on Amazon. How do I know this? Because I was researching SOMETHING COMPLETELY UNRELATED! Many writerly souls have been lost on the… Continue reading The Black Hole of Research
Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand THE STOLEN CHILD William Butler Yeats This poem has been knocking on the door of my subconscious for quite a few years now and I’m proud… Continue reading Come Away
A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another. Rebecca Solnit A very strange thing is happening as my new book, The Story Collector, takes its first tentative steps into the world. Advance review copies are winging their way to people and for the first time in my… Continue reading The Author Is Dead, Long Live The Reader
It’s almost 2018 and you know what that means? The Year of The Story Collector!! No other books will be published this year, well, none that matter anyway 😉 And what’s more, I have my date (which oddly makes me feel like I’m getting married). The Story Collector will be available to read on… 14th… Continue reading 2018 – New Year, New Book
It’s summer. You all want a good read. Something you can really get your teeth into, historical fiction with a modern twist? I’m only too happy to oblige! Get your peepers over to Amazon UK and Amazon US where you can download a copy of my novel, The Cross Of Santiago for only 99p/c until… Continue reading Ye Olde Kindle Countdown Deal
We’ve all heard how JK Rowling famously wrote Harry Potter in a local cafe. In fact, the chair she sat on recently sold for €344,300. That’s some indication as to the importance we give a writer’s creative perch. Writers and readers alike are enchanted by the idea of where a book was conceived, convincing themselves… Continue reading Where Was Your Book Born?
£0.99 sale! The Cross Of Santiago & The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris #kindlebargain https://t.co/1k0RVwheci pic.twitter.com/4gthVJkNgH — Evie Gaughan (@evgaughan) January 18, 2016 The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris Most Recent Customer Reviews 5.0 out of 5 starsMagical Read! A wonderful novel about the books heroine Edith and her life changing adventure… Continue reading Special Offer!
There are three types of writers in this world: Those that drag out the story for so long that you start to lose interest and begin thinking of all the other books you could be sleeping with reading. Those that race to the finish – so just when you start to get into it, it’s… Continue reading The Art Of Seduction
I’m delighted to announce my December 9th blog tour with IFB Tours. The Cross of Santiago will be touring with 12 hosts for the week of December 9th-13th, with reviews, interviews, guest posts and of course a fantastic giveaway! Stay tuned for the tour schedule and a very special discount offer to buy The Cross Of… Continue reading December Tour Launch
Wow – I can’t believe National Novel Writing Month is almost over and I am set to complete my 50,000 word novel by Saturday! I don’t think I’ll realise what an achievement this is until it’s over. All the way through, you are just so focussed on your daily word targets, that you almost forget… Continue reading My NaNo Playlist