Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Hi there

Hi there guys,

I thought I'd update my blog. It's amazing how quickly time goes by. So many things in my life have changed since this time last year.

I just thought I'd update you on what I've been doing...

I haven't been writing any more fictional eBooks. I just haven't had time and, if I'm honest, I've had a little bit of writer's block too. I am hoping to write another short comedy novella; however, I've been writing short non-fiction books on various subjects (under a different name) and I've been doing some freelance writing work to help pay the bills!

I've found that I really enjoy doing the freelance writing work as it means I can do what I love all day - the only problem is that I don't get time to do my own projects, but writing is writing, I guess.

When things slow down a bit, I am going to start my next rom-com. I'll keep you updated on this.

Thanks again for being so patient with me.  I really should update this blog more!

Bye for now,

Anna x

Monday, 7 January 2013

What is Young Adult Fiction, anyway?

Hi Guys,

I read an article recently about Young Adult books taking on a rather disturbing format, which has been dubbed, "Sicklit". You can read the article for yourselves by clicking on this link - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2256356/The-sick-lit-books-aimed-children-Its-disturbing-phenomenon-Tales-teenage-cancer-self-harm-suicide-.html.

As you may be aware, I prefer to write humorous books but, more recently, because I felt like a change, I wrote my paranormal romance/horror trilogy aimed at young adults 15 and over. This trilogy contains some adult themes, but I don't think they are any worse than what is in the Harry Potter books, yet I now feel my books seem mild in comparison to these "sicklit" offerings that the newspaper article mentions.

I have a conscience though, and that is why I have put a warning on my books, stating that they shouldn't be read by anyone under 15; however, how can I be sure that nobody under age is reading them? That is my dilemma.

I suppose the same can be said for the internet and television in general. I guess children have always wanted to delve into the forbidden adult world; I know I used to watch Hammer horror films when I was 13!

As I have had several issues with some of my eBooks in my paranormal trilogy not appearing on some of the retail sites, I have decided to put them all into one eBook instead. It is still the same price for the one book as it was for all three so, if you have already bought one, or even two, then you will not pay any more for buying the new compilation.

I also wanted to remind you that I do also have a more light-hearted eBook available, which is currently free from most online retailers.

Bye for now,

Anna x


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

I would like to wish all of my readers and friends a Happy New Year. I have vibes that this is going to be a great year. I don't know why; it's just a weird feeling I've got. Last year was pretty good: we had the Olympics,  the Jubilee and the country came together in celebration.

I think the best way we can all make this year great is to be respectful to each other, and to help others whenever we can. I try to do this all the time, and I think the world would be a much better place if we all treated others as we wish to be treated.

While I'm here, I would just like to apologise to any readers who were trying to find the second copy of my "Souls Apart" trilogy and were disappointed. I only recently found out that Barnes and Noble weren't stocking "Demonized" - the second book in the "Souls Apart" trilogy, and when some readers tried to find it on Amazon, technical problems meant that it was the first book uploaded and not the second. I apologise for any disappointment and urge readers to send it back to Amazon if you have got one of the faulty copies. I also urge readers to email me if you have any issues with any of my eBooks, because it is my intention to entertain people and not cause problems for readers! I have uploaded it again on Amazon and this should have rectified the issue but, if you do want to read it, I suggest you try a sample first and this way you can check that the technical problems are resolved before you purchase a copy. I have also let Barnes and Noble know that they aren't stocking my book and so, hopefully, this will be resolved before the end of the week. Fingers crossed!

I do intend to write more books this year; however, due to moving house, I have had other priorities and so it will probably be toward the middle or end of the year before I have something ready to publish.

I hope 2013 brings you lots of great things and I will try to update my blog at least once a month to let you know where I'm up to with my next eBook.

Take care,

Anna x