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Just about every how-to-promote your self-published books guide on the internet tells you to set up a mailing list and keep your subscribers up-to-date with what you’re doing. Now, I already have a mailing list… but I don’t actually send anything out. So, all that’s about to change. The mailing list is back – and…
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April 19, 2018 0

“Hellhound” – A sneak preview!

The release of “Hellhound” is just around the corner (that’s on the 19th April for those of you who have been living under a rock), so I thought now would be a great time to give you a little taster, so that you can see what to expect. If you like what you read, please…
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April 17, 2018 0

Get 10% off!

“Hellhound” is officially released on Thursday, so here’s a discount code to celebrate. Use HOWL at the checkout in my online shop and receive 10% off orders over £4. Limited time only. Please note that the ePub and mobi versions of “Hellhound” will be available on release day (Don’t worry – the code will still…
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April 16, 2018 0

“HELLHOUND” is out on 19th April 2018

Great news, everyone! “Hellhound” will be unleashed on the 19th April 2018. It should already be popping up in various stores as a pre-order, but if your favourite store isn’t stocking it, let me know. Also, tell them that you want it. They may be able to (and should be able to) order it in.…
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March 30, 2018 0

Every day is a social media day!

As well as filling you in on my writing adventures, I thought I’d also start writing some blogs about the other side of self-publishing: PROMOTION. “Promotion” is a scary word. I’ve come to discover that promotion is hard. Stupid hard. The thing is, it should be easy. Stick a few posts on your favourite social…
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March 14, 2018 0

You’ve got mail

I’m planning to relaunch my Mailing List in the not-too-distant future – sometime between now and before “Hellhound” is released… and I need your help. My first attempt at this mailing list business was a little half-arsed. Sure, I tempted folks in with the promise of a short story (“Lydia”), but then it pretty much…
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March 2, 2018 0

Imps (a World Book Day treat)

Today is World Book Day and, as “Hellhound” is not quite ready for your reading pleasure (it won’t be too much longer, I promise!), I thought I’d share a lovely little bit of flash fiction with you. Happy World Book Day! IMPS Lou Yardley © 2018 The scraping meets my ears every night. Scratching sounds…
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March 1, 2018 0

Lou interviewed on Horror-Writers.com for Women in Horror Month

February is Women in Horror Month. It’s the time of year when the internet (and probably those in the ‘real world’ too) gets excited about the killer contributions that women make to the horror genre. After all, the female of the species is far deadlier than the male. I’m kidding. Mostly. Anyway, if you would…
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February 17, 2018 0

Hellhound: Stick a fork in it, the first draft is done

That little wolfy dude in the pic looks happy, doesn’t he? No? Maybe he does in his own way. Maybe that’s how he shows that he’s having a good time. His tail might be wagging. You don’t know… You know his life! Erm… yes… Well, I’m sure he is happy – the first draft of…
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January 25, 2018 0

The first draft of “Hellhound” is…

… still not finished… This isn’t great news, BUT earlier today the word count for the first draft reached 88,815 words, which is more than the first draft for “The Others: A Bleak Reflection” (that one weighed in at 87,889). It’s looking like this first draft will end up being around 95,000 words (possibly more)…
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January 15, 2018 0
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