Tag: Karno

Wittering writer writes a blog post

Hello, good morning and welcome–oh, somebody else has already used that catchphrase, haven’t they? Let’s see now… Once upon a time there was a writer who really, really meant to write a blog post every single week and he was…

Character-driven plot

I had a busy and productive two-week holiday recently. Sure there was some visiting of local purveyors of fine ales, and yes I finished and published ‘Song a song of Saturn’, but perhaps more importantly for long-term success, I ‘studied…

Book sales quadrupled!

Matters of the moment: It’s true–but don’t get too excited, we’re only talking a very small number of books here. JK Rowling can sleep easy in her number one position. After months of virtually no sales, you might remember that…

My mind has been changed

I was sitting in front of the computer, struggling with the new (projected) Karno book–another collection of short stories. I had a catchy name for the anthology (Purrfect Crimes), I had a cover more or less planned out (yet another…

Back in Blighty

The weather: (slight sniff) the UK, innit. BBC: So parochial, my dears. The World Service is so much more interesting. The economy: Maybe the UK government aren’t so stupid. Things seem to be looking up. Shopping: Not quite as expensive as…

Somebody doesn’t want to kill me

A surreal experience: Editing one book whilst having one of mine edited. A sense of relief: ‘My author’ doesn’t want to kill me. The ‘Big Giveaway’:Is it ever worth it? I have an idea: actually I have two ideas and…

Time limited free offer!

Free Offer: Kittie Cracks Case on Kindle for a limited time. Edit edit: Been hard at it, editing that is, all this last week. Another free offer: This time from Solstice. Time-limited Free Offer: I finally got around to a…

About Solstice Publishing

Interview with Solstice Publishing: Interview with SP CEO Melissa Miller and COO Kate Collins, compiled by William H. Matlack. It gives an interesting insight into the way the publishing industry is changing. Editing: I’ve finally bitten the bullet and embarked…

Keeping an open mind

Editor: Yes I now have one. Guest blogging: There is a literary blog that invites authors to submit articles, so I did. Pricing an eBook: A thorny question. I’ve tried free giveaways and I’ve tried an introductory lower price going…

Christmas 2014 has arrived early

This will be a bit of a mini-post rather than a fully-blown article. First bit of news is the latest Karno, The Poisoned Pastie is now available in paperback. For UK readers this is the link. Secondly, in what can…

Karno returns

He’s back! Former Detective Chief Inspector Leon ‘Fred’ Karno recently retired from the Cornishire CID has been knighted for ‘Services to the Crown, unspecified’ as a result of his exploits recounted in The Kaieteur Caper. Now in practice as a…

You’ve got to write a book or two yoooo

Got to write a book or two? For those who are wondering, think the musical Oliver and Ron Moody as Fagin. As Fagin noted ‘You’ve  got to pick a pocket or two’. Ah, happy memories. I should clarify that. My…