Facebook Q&A – A Certain Persuasion

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Hi, everyone!

I’ve been trying to catch up on NaNoWriMo lately, having been behind since Day 2, but I am now caught up, so you might see a few more posts from me!

Mostly, however, I’m posting today to let you know that I’ll be participating in a Q & A over at the Manifold Press Facebook page. It’s at 7pm UK time (check your time zone here) and will last three hours. I’ll be in and out as I have family visiting, but I’ll try to be there for as long as I can – and so will the other authors involved in the anthology. Stop by and ask us some questions!

Talk to you soon!

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Out today!

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Hi everyone,

Well, I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it, but my first novel, Submerge, is out today!

Submerge cover

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Jamie Hill walks into his local LGBT+ nightclub, Submerge, intending to make friends and have a good time. When he meets comedian Addie Crewe and her girlfriend Gina Wilson, his night is already looking up – but it’s the man Gina introduces him to who really catches his eye. Miles Bradford seems to be everything Jamie could want in a man: smart, funny, kind. Jamie can’t take his eyes off him.

But though Submerge might sparkle on the surface, Jamie knows that the club, just like himself, hides darker secrets in its depths … and even Miles might not be as clean-cut as he appears.

Click on the cover image above for more information and all the links to buy yourself a copy!

Submerge is only available in eBook form (at the moment!) but if you’re more of a print-on-paper fan, or a lover of Jane Austen, you might be interested in A Certain Persuasion, which is also out today and to which I contributed two stories. A whole bunch of great authors also pitched in, so it’s definitely worth checking it out – in eBook or print format.

Thirteen stories from eleven authors, exploring the world of Jane Austen and celebrating her influence on ours.

Being cousins-by-marriage doesn’t deter William Elliot from pursuing Richard Musgrove in Lyme; nor does it prevent Elinor Dashwood falling in love with Ada Ferrars. Surprises are in store for Emma Woodhouse while visiting Harriet Smith; for William Price mentoring a seaman on board the Thrush; and for Adam Otelian befriending his children’s governess, Miss Hay. Margaret Dashwood seeks an alternative to the happy marriages chosen by her sisters; and Susan Price ponders just such a possibility with Mrs Lynd. One Fitzwilliam Darcy is plagued by constant reports of convictions for ‘unnatural’ crimes; while another must work out how to secure the Pemberley inheritance for her family.

Meanwhile, a modern-day Darcy meets the enigmatic Lint on the edge of Pemberley Cliff; while another struggles to live up to wearing Colin Firth’s breeches on a celebrity dance show. Cooper is confronted by his lost love at a book club meeting in Melbourne while reading Persuasion; and Ashley finds more than he’d bargained for at the Jane Austen museum in Bath.

Click on the cover image below for buy links and to find out more!

A Certain Persuasion anthology cover

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Thanks to everyone who’s followed me on my journey this far – getting a real novel published is a huge deal for me, one I’ve been looking forward to and working on for years, and I can’t wait to get on with the next stage of the adventure.

…And, of course, that starts with NaNoWriMo today – so I’ll be off to get some words down now.

Talk to you soon!