I'll add to this over time, but for now, here's a few FAQs. Don't hesitate to contact me for anything else.
How many books are in the Stella Mayweather series?
The series is now complete with six books.
Are the Lexi Graves Mysteries a series?
Yes, they are. There are currently eight books available (plus two boxsets). I have several more planned.
Will you write anything else?
Yep! My brand new mystery Deadlines is out in June 2016. I have another new mystery planned for 2017.
Do Stella and Lexi exist in the same world?
No. Stella's world is an urban fantasy layered in real world settings (London, New York, etc). Lexi's is a contemporary mystery in the fictional town of Montgomery.
Are you an independent author?
Yes and no. My non-fiction titles are under contracts. My fiction titles are independent, but to say I do this alone would be misleading. I work with a team of editors, formatters, and cover designers. You can find their details (link to be added) if you're interested in hiring them. I've also been in the writing industry a long time as a journalist, editor, non-fiction author and copywriter, among other things, and being independent works well for me.
Should I become an independent author?
That's entirely up to you. For me, it has been very rewarding. If you're prepared to do a lot of work on top of being an author (think: hiring cover designers, editors, proofreaders, formatters if you can't do those things, along with blurb writing, uploading, marketing... and the list goes on) then do your research first. (The Writers' Cafe at www.kboards.com has lots of information to get you thinking and I recommend browsing.) If you're on the fence, don't close yourself off to this option.
Where can I buy your books?
The Stella series is available across Amazon, Nook, iBookstore, Kobo and Smashwords (where books are available in several formats). The Lexi Graves series is also available at Amazon, Nook, iBookstore, Kobo and Smashwords.
Paperbacks are available from Createspace.com, B&N and Amazon. Paperbacks typically come out a few months after the ebook release.
Are you English or American?
Ah, this causes some confusion because my character Stella is English (with a transatlantic urban fantasy setting) and Lexi is American (in the fictional town of Montgomery). Yes, I am English and I live in London (my adopted city). I've visited the US numerous times (California, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, and more) and my US editor beats any stray Englishisms out of my writing.
So, why write American characters who live in the US?
For the same reason that men write as women, women write as men, adults write child characters and fantasy lands... because I want to, because I can. I also *love* America. It's a wonderfully diverse country and Southern accents make me melt. Most of my team are American. (If you are a writer and you want her details, see the sidebar. I highly recommend her. Please say I sent you.) I also have a very, very large American readership and I *heart* you guys.
What are you working on now/ next?
I'm currently writing A Few Good Women, the 9th Lexi Graves mystery. I'm working out a sequel for Deadlines and I'm very busy thinking about a certain hero who needs his own book. I update readers on what I'm currently doing via my blog.
Do you have a mailing list?
Why yes, I do! Add your name and email to the newsletter signup form below and you'll be added to the list. I don't like to spam you so you'll only be emailed when a new book goes on sale or if something really special happens. You can unsubscribe any time and your email will never be passed on.
Do you have a Street Team?
Not yet, but I'm thinking about it and what I can do to make it attractive. They look like fun. Please contact me if you're interested so I can add you to my waiting list.
Can I interview you?
Sure. Use the contact form. I answer all emails though I'll admit to being a little slow. You can message me through my Facebook page too, where I reply a whole lot faster.
Can I get a review copy?
Again, use the contact form or Facebook and let me know where you blog and your contact details and the format you need (PDF, .mobi for Kindle, or epub for Nook etc). Don't forget to let me know which book(s) you'd like to review. I try to accommodate all requests, though I have a limited number of paperbacks and swag for giveaways.