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24 Jul

It has been a bit quite on my social media throughout winter/spring and I am now emerging wondering if anyone still remembers me. Back in October, I began the final module for my Open University degree. With the classification of my degree riding on this last year I decided I needed to focus my effort primarily on finishing my degree to the best of my ability.

My first novella, written over the summer and awaiting further edits, was put to one side. I took off my writer’s hat and fastened on my student’s hat.

Fast forward to last week and the degree results are in and my new book is ready to face the world. I am now the proud recipient of a BA Honours in Humanities (Creative Writing) 2:1 with a new novella waiting to be published!

2.1 is what I was aiming for so I was delighted when the results came in. While I was waiting for the results of my end of module assessment I had managed to half convince myself that I had failed it, that I had written the worst essay the examiners would ever have seen, that they would be shaking their heads at how I had the nerve to submit something so disastrous. Imagine in my relief when I got my results back and I’d scored the equivalent of an A and secured my 2:1 classification.

In regards to the novella, I am currently waiting for word from Feedaread that my book is ready to print and go live. In the meantime, the eBook is now available for pre-order with a release date of 18th August.

Below are the details for the new book. I’d be thrilled if you checked it out. ūüėÄ


“It was to be a summer of storms.”

A dark supernatural tale of love, obsession and power.

At the haunted auctions of Thornhill and Swift, where artefacts of the ghostly and the macabre are bought and sold, we learn of the statue entitled: ‚ÄėThe Girl with the Roses‚Äô.

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Charlotte Salt has always dreamt of marrying for love but when she receives a proposal she realises that romance isn’t always the deciding factor in the Victorian marriage market.

Married to the eligible but secretive George Avery, she finds herself cut off from her family and friends when her husband takes her to live in his isolated Derbyshire home.

Trapped in a loveless marriage, she finds her thoughts turning towards her brother‚Äôs newly returned friend, the handsome Charles Jameson. In failing health and increasingly troubled by strange sights and sounds, she cannot help recalling Jameson’s mysterious warning: “be on your guard.” What danger did he foresee?

As dark forces surround her, she contemplates the fate of her predecessor. What happened to the first Mrs Avery?

In a summer of storms, can anyone save her from the shadows?

A Gothic horror novella from the author of A Spirited Evening and Other Stories and The Haunted Chamber and Other Stories.

Read A Review Of –The Girl With The Roses: A Tale From The Haunted Auctions.

Where to Buy:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Kobo

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The Haunted Chamber and Other Stories – Cover Reveal

14 Aug

Here it is the brand new cover of The Haunted Chamber and Other Stories

Drumroll please

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Ta Da!

Book Cover

Across the Finish Line

13 Aug

Well folks it’s been a hell of a year; ups and downs and merry-go-rounds. But finally I’ve done it. I’ve finished writing my second book. I’ve still got to give¬†two of the stories a¬†thorough proofreading etc. but the worst/best bit is over. Admittedly some of the stories were published earlier in a smaller volume but they never really sold so I’m not counting them :p

I am disappointed to not be able to release¬†a paperback this time¬†or a second edition paperback for my first book so I’ve decided on a compromise.¬†Book two will come out only on Kindle for now but I have decided, all being well, that I will release the combined volume made up of both books as a paperback only. That way all the stories are available on Kindle and in paperback but I only have to worry about the cost of one paperback.

To celebrate this milestone and being one step nearer to publication I am planning on doing a couple of cover reveals, one tomorrow and one next week. Stay tuned folks.

Free Book Giveaway

13 May

Ladies and gentlemen in honour of this weeks Twitter Fiction Festival I have decided to make my new short story Lifting the Veil Available for free today. So if anyone wants to check it out and even leave me a review *insert winning smile here ūüėÄ * Then just follow the link here¬†or click on the picture below. Any and all downloads/reblogs/reviews gratefully received.¬†Thank you. ūüôā

Lifting the Veil: An Algernon Hunter Story by K.B Goddard

Lifting the Veil:
An Algernon Hunter Story

Take 2 – The Second Edition

19 Apr

I want to start this blog post with a warning. What follows is a truthful account of the blunders I have made during the self publishing journey. It might not be fashionable to admit that your book is less than a sparkling masterpiece but I feel it is important that self published writers share their experiences good and bad so that we can learn from each other’s mistakes and successes. Continue reading

My Self Publishing Journey – Feedaread vs CreateSpace

16 Apr

Hello folks, today was an important day for me; it was paperback royalty day from Feedaread. They only calculate royalties every 6 months and as book seller sales aren’t reported for 3 months I didn’t really get the picture back in October so today I was curious to see how my book went. Continue reading

Book Haul Delivered

12 Mar

New books!Look what got delivered this afternoon. Oh goody. You know as convenient as my Kindle is I get to miss paperbacks. I just love the feel and the smell of them. I like to gaze at the covers adoringly. It’s just not the same on a screen. Actually¬† I¬†¬†only got my ereaders because I don’t really have room for more paperbacks. Don’t get me wrong though, I can’t fault ereaders for supplying me with large quantities of FREE classic fiction. Free because it’s out of copyright. Oh yeah, there’s a lot to be said for classic fiction. Still a paperback doesn’t go flat when you’re getting to the good bit. On balance¬† think I have room n my life for both.

I say I don’t have room for more paperbacks but I’ve just entered¬†a Waterstones card holder competition to win 80 books. 80 book!!! Imagine if I won where would I put them all? What a nice problem that would be.

 

 

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