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50% Reduction at Smashwords

March 1, 2015

This is Read an E-book Week at Smashwords. I have reduced my books by 50% for the duration. Watch out for further discounts during St. Patrick’s week.

Happy New Year

December 31, 2014

A little premature, apart from my Australian friends, but I would like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year. (Have to watch what I write as I very nearly wished everyone a preposterous New Year, too much fine wine and food over the holidays.)

One Week To Go

November 20, 2014

Seven days to Thanksgiving. I hope the turkeys will be cooked to perfection and that all my American friends have a really special time with friends and family. I live in the heart of Ireland’s poultry region with duck, chicken and turkey farms all around. The farmers are gearing up for Christmas which is when we eat roast turkey. The next Val Bosanquet book is under-way. It is set in Guatemala, which will be no surprise for anyone who has read The Kingdom. Val and Dave head to Central America in an attempt to trace Rosa, Catalina’s long lost sister. The book will be a real page-turner with Val getting into some serious trouble when he runs up against some former antagonists.

The Kingdom – A Val Bosanquet Mystery

October 10, 2014


My latest book has gone live on Amazon. The Kingdom is book 5 in the Val Bosanquet Mysteries.

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PayPal Problems

October 7, 2014

I need advice over how to get some action from PayPal’s customer service. I topped up my account from my bank and the funds failed to appear in my PayPal account. I have contacted customer service on a daily basis, made an official complaint, and sent them a copy of my bank’s transfer log with all the details. Despite my best efforts, PayPal has done nothing. No return call, no e-mails, and no apparent interest in resolving the problem.

Any ideas would be welcome on how I could launch a bottle-rocket up its ass. Worse customer service I have encountered and I have dealt with some real stone-wallers.

New Val Bosanquet Book

September 11, 2014

A quick update to tell you all that The Kingdom, my new Val Bosanquet mystery, is due for release in October. Val is asked to review a State Police investigation into the homicides of two deputies in the neighbouring parish. Meanwhile, his friend Dave involves himself in the discovery of a mass grave dating from the War Between the States. Faced with opposition, resentment and a further murder, Val soon realizes that he has walked into a complex trap that could have life-changing consequences for the East Feliciana deputy sheriff. Cross against dramatic sky

You have to love this review.

July 7, 2014

I get all sorts of reviews, from one star rantings to five star raves. The accepted course of action for an author is that they should not read their reviews. But I don’t know a single author who toes the line on this.
I had to share my latest review from an Amazon reader. It’s so full of humor and energy. Loads of thanks to Susan Lane Shaw for her comments on An Evil Shadow.

Wow! This is a page turner.
It has been a long time since I have had to dim the brightness on my iPad so my husband could sleep as I read on into the night, to learn what came next. Great plot, characters that I came to care about, and worry “might be next”. Thanks to you I have had to nap on several afternoons! Well done.


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