NaNoWrimo Update


As you know, I’ve succumbed to the madness yet again and have signed up for NaNo 2016. I know I mentioned in the last post about it, that I’d decided to go rebel and work on On the Buses. Well, I still am, only now it’s called Girls and Boys.

I chose this title for two reasons. One is that while the book is, at heart, a romance book, there’s also a ‘bromance’ element to it between Jack and Andy. I love these two idiots and I really hope readers love them as much as I do. Second, the story is set in London in the 1990s and there is a heavy Britpop element throughout.

This title came from the Blur song of the same name as it brings back a lot of good memories of London in that time for me, plus is just fits. If you don’t know the song, check out the video below.

Hopefully, I’ll forge on and get through the month without going mad or giving up. I’ll try and make some time to post updates now and then throughout November!

Right Click, Love – The Audiobook – Now Available!


If you check out the Books page over here on my blog, you’ll see that the Right Click, Love audiobook is now available. It’s on Audible and Amazon; I’m still waiting for iTunes.

Claire M. James has done a wonderful job with Jodie and Louise’s story and I couldn’t love it more.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Here We Go Again…


I have attempted NaNoWriMo so many times and every time I’ve failed, yet I still keep trying.

This year, I’m using it to push myself to get On the Buses (may still change that title) finally finished. It’s currently sat at around 24,000 words and I’d like it to be around 80,000 so another 50 (If I win Nano this year) would be a great chunk done.

It’s now the 2nd of October, and I have a couple of things to get finished before I can dive in to Buses. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

I’ve added a wordcount widget to this blog in the hopes it’ll motivate me to keep going.

If you’re also doing Nano this year, find me (username mouse555) and add me as a buddy!

I must be crazy…

Exciting Things Are A Coming…

If you follow me over on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you may have noticed my news. If not… here goes.



I can’t even explain how excited I am to have words I’ve written come to life via an audiobook. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for about a year or so now – ever since I met a blind reader at a signing. Well, it’s finally happening, and I couldn’t be happier that these two books are the first to be produced.

Hopefully, you’ll all love them as much as I am so far.

I’ll keep you updated as much as I can – it’s currently a waiting game, so once I have news and more concrete release dates I’ll announce it (Most likely on Facebook first).

Repentance is LIVE


Tyler King has moved away from his family in order to help himself move on from the mistakes he made in High School.

A summer romance could lead to so much more, it could lead to him finally surrendering to his repentance for his past actions.


Repentance is LIVE!!

Buy it NOW!


Waiting on a B&N link to go live still

The Exchange Series – An update.

I’d never planned to write a series because I was always worried that I’d never be able to maintain one, but with so many people writing standalone series’, I decided to give it a go.

Admittedly, I copped out a little with The Exchange Series, because they’re all shorts (around 10k each roughly), but I’ve enjoyed it.

Dear Diary and Reluctance are already available, while book three – Repentence – is awaiting formatting and as soon as it’s ready will be released. The fourth – Dear John – is currently with pre readers. This will be the final book in the series, and in the new year, I will be working on combining them into an omnibus paperback.

I have to admit, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the reception these books have received and a lot of the comments concern the way they’ve been written (diary and journal entries). I’m always pushing myself to be a little bit different where I can, and this format just worked. I will say now though, Repentence and Dear John are not the same format, but they are both different from a straight narrative.

Hopefully, both will be released soon, and I hope you love them as much as I’ve loved writing them.

Here are a couple of short teasers from both:


When his mom first told him a British chick was coming to stay with them, Tyler had been like a shark tasting fresh blood. He was going to charm her into his bed, then let her head back home, he hadn’t forseen her coming back thanks to his brother knocking her up. What choice did any of them have but to have her in the house, this time permanently?

“Hey, where d’you go just then?” Anna’s question brought his attention back to the present. Once again he could feel the warm sand on his bare feet and her small form in his arms. He smiled down at her.

“Sorry, I was thinking about home.” He bent to capture her lips with his own. The kiss making his heart rate pick up as every other kiss they’d shared had done. When he boarded the plane back in Arizona, he’d never expected much to happen on his vacation. He’d planned on lounging on the beach during the day, and drinking in bars in the evenings, but as he was checking into his hotel, he’d spotted Anna struggling with her bags and from the moment he’d helped her into the elevator, his plans had changed.

Plans that had never included falling in love with someone in a two week period.


Dear John:

“As many of you know, I spent a lot of time over in the UK. During my time there, I made many contacts with teachers in schools and one such contact has agreed to take part in this project with us. Inside these envelopes, you will find a name and address of your counterpart at a high school in Brighton, a town on the south coast of England. You will, over the entire semester, exchange letters with them and learn about them, their family, and the culture they associate themselves with in the UK. At the end of the semester, you will present your letters— so keep copies of those you mail out via myself and the school, after all, we don’t expect you to pay for postage to the UK.”

I stared at him, unsure what the point of this assignment was. We’d all learnt how to write letters years ago.

“In this technological age, handwritten letters are a rarity and this saddens me, so I aim to bring them back; even if only for one semester. Maybe some of you will end up with a pen pal for life and continue to correspond with them after this project is over. I predict that many of you will drop your correspondent like a hot potato once the semester is over, but as long as you learn something from them, that is your prerogative. You may open your envelopes.”

The sound of tearing paper filled the air. I slid the single sheet out. The only thing printed on it was:

                    John Davids
                   c/o 78-92 Falmer Academy
                   Falmer Road
                   East Sussex
                   BN2 3FF

Groaning to myself at not getting a female pen pal, I tucked the paper into my bag and waited for Mr. Larsson to continue the lesson.


Hopefully, these will leave you wanting more! As soon as I have dates of release (or they’re live if I’m feeling sneaky), you’ll be the first to know. Make sure you’re following my Facebook Page to keep up to date with everything. That’s usually the first place I post anything.

Story Exchange

Earlier this year, I signed up to take part in a story exchange with some fanfic writers on Facebook. I used to write Twilight fanfic years ago, and I’m still friends with many that still do.

I used to take part in fic story exchanges, and the woman who organises those decided to organise one for original works.

The basic premise is this: You give 3 (pretty vague) prompts, a selection of 3 names and the genre you wish your story to be and what you are willing to write. Then, these prompts and names get swapped around and given to someone else. Everyone writes their story (2-10k) and posts on Wattpad on the same day.

Well, today is posting day and I thought I’d share the link to my story as well as the link to the tag so you can check out the others if you wish.

I can’t wait to read the story that was written for me.

Story Excange

My Story

Story Exchange Tag

If you decided to read the stories, please leave the author a little comment. It boosts our ego and self esteem😀