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Should you want to sign up for future issues, you can do so here. You’ll also receive a free short story.


Are you on Instagram? A friend persuaded me to try it. So far I’m not really sure what I’m doing, but it does seem like a good place to share photos of my garden, my travels, and perhaps even the locations and inspiration for some of my books.
My nickname there is Patsythetravellingwriter and if you’d like to follow me you can do that here. Here are some examples of the kind of thing I’m sharing…

A peep at my garden

Here are some photos I took of my garden yesterday.

And here’s one of my collections of garden related short stories, which is currently reduced to 99p / 99c – it will go back to full price in a couple of days. You can get it here.

When it comes to gardens, do you prefer pictures, stories, or getting your hands dirty in the real thing?

Audio books

Two of my novels, Paint Me A Picture and Escape To The Country are currently being recorded as audio books. I’ll have Whispersync enabled, which not only means you can switch between ebook and audio version without losing your place, it also gives a discount on the price of the audio version. 

Once the audio version is complete, I’ll have some codes available for free review copies. I’ll be offering these through my newsletter, so you might like to sign up now if you’re interested.

The whole process will take a while, so in the meantime here are a couple of short stories you can listen to for free… Holiday Temptations and Uncle Mick  

New covers!

Three of my novels, Paint Me A Picture, Leave Nothing But Footprints, and A Year And A Day, have new covers. These books are also now published through an alternative to Amazon – which means they can be ordered through bookshops and in your local library.

Where do you obtain your books?

If the shoe fits

I’m very pleased to have a story in the current issue (204) of The People’s Friend Special – and just as happy that I don’t feel the need to wear shoes like the one illustrated!

I did wear heels when I was much younger, but even then they weren’t this high. Although no doubt uncomfortable, I have to admit it looks very pretty.

Another bargain!

From Story Idea to Reader (an accessible guide to writing fiction) is on sale at just £1.99 / $1.99 for the ebook, next few days. It’s also available as an audiobook, a paperback, or a free read with Kindle Unlimited.

Review extracts –

An Absolute Mine of Information Given in an Informal and Easy Style – B.

 Friendly, accessible, and down to earth, I cannot recommend this book highly enough – A.P.

You can read this book from cover to cover or you can dip in and use it as a reference source. – K.H.

For me, this book is an essential read to progress, and that is why I am awarding five stars, and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of taking up writing. – C.

Get it here.

A cheap bunch of flowers

Just a quick note to say that two of my books are currently on special offer. These are Through The Garden Gate and Up The Garden Path.

In case you haven’t guessed from the titles, these are both collections of 24 garden themed short stories. Both are reduced to 99p / 99c and are also available through Kindle Unlimited.

(Sorry the images are so huge. I can’t work out a way to get an image alongside the text, despite spending so long trying I could have written another three pages!)

Special offers!

Several of my short story collections will be on offer at the reduced price of 99p / 99c over the next few weeks – different ones at different times and for different periods (because of Amazon’s rules on price promotion periods).

The ones available today are Slightly Spooky Stories II and Slightly Spooky Stories IV, both of which have two dozen not too scary ghost stories No Family Secrets, 25 family ‘related’ stories and All That Love Stuff, which contains 24 romantic tales.

You’ll be able to see all my books, and look out for the next offers here.