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A Weird Few Days

A Weird Few Days

Well, it’s been a weird few days. Firstly, I put Fleeting Ink on offer (it’s still free! Until Tuesday, I think, so if you haven’t nabbed it, now’s the time), and had a bunch of downloads. I mean, I don’t think it’s quite edged into double figures yet, but it’s the most interest anyone’s shown in my poetry in a couple of years, so that was exciting. Except it reminded me that I haven’t looked at these poems in… quite…

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A Fleeting Offer

A Fleeting Offer

This is just a quick note to say that my second poetry collection, Fleeting Ink, is currently free on Kindle. This should be worldwide (I checked US and UK and they’re both showing up as free, but I don’t know about other Amazons), so wherever you are, if you’ve been wondering about reading some of my poetry, now’s the time to do it. I haven’t written poetry in a long time. I haven’t written any all year, as far as…

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Buy One Poetry Collection, Get One Free

Buy One Poetry Collection, Get One Free

I feel like it’s now been long enough since I published my poetry collections that most people forget they exist. That’s fair enough. I regularly forget that they exist, too. In the months after I first released Crossroads Poetry, I remember checking KDP every day to see if I’d sold another one, and being disappointed when a week or a month passed and I hadn’t, but those days are long gone. Honestly, I’m not sure I sold any last year…

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The Ten Days Of Poem-mas

The Ten Days Of Poem-mas

Content warning: references to self harm. Had I planned this a bit better, I would have started twelve days before Christmas and been able to fit the song a little better. Or possibly I would have gone for the twelve days after Christmas — I’m never sure which it’s supposed to be. But planning isn’t my strong point, as I only decided to do this a few minutes ago, so you’ll have to forgive me for that one. Next month…

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Paperback Updates

Paperback Updates

Apologies for the double post today! I promised to keep you updated on the status of Broken Body Fragile Heart, namely whether or not the paperback I created through Blurb ever turned up on Amazon. I’m pleased to announce that it’s now definitely available in the US and the UK. You can get it from fun places like the Book Depository as well as directly through Amazon, which is super exciting to me. I’m glad it’s finally working. In the…

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BBFH (and Other Poetry Updates)

BBFH (and Other Poetry Updates)

I’ll be putting some of my cool photos from York up soon (if you’re following me on Instagram, you might have seen a lot of them already), but I just thought I’d update you on the status of Broken Body Fragile Heart, my third poetry collection and the only one theoretically available in paperback. Theoretically being the key word there. You may remember that a while back I made the decision to sell the paperback through Amazon rather than directly…

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Colour, Inspiration, and My Own Ghost

Colour, Inspiration, and My Own Ghost

I sort of thought, when I started university, that being in Cambridge would be inspiring. You know — all those old buildings, beautiful gardens, and the history that comes along with it. All the authors who have lived and written there, the pubs where important discussions were held, the sheer number of bookshops, some of them very large, that exist in the town. But that didn’t actually turn out to be the case. I’m not sure whether it was just…

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Souls For Sale! Discount Prices!

Souls For Sale! Discount Prices!

So, I’ve never celebrated Hallowe’en, or indeed Samhain, or anything else associated with this time of year. But I’m aware of all the stories, all the symbolism, all the beliefs, and I’m pretty sure if you’re trying to get caught up with fairies, it’s a good time to be dancing around stone circles or something. It’s a time where the veils between worlds are at their thinnest, right? And I don’t know if you remember, but that’s a theme I…

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Paperback, Paperback, Does Whatever A Paperback Does…

Paperback, Paperback, Does Whatever A Paperback Does…

Edited to add: Apparently it’s National Poetry Day. So I’m gonna pretend I timed this deliberately, and I’m also going to waggle my eyebrows at you until you think, “Hey, well, as it’s National Poetry Day wouldn’t it be good if I celebrated it by buying this book, either in paperback or as an ebook?” and then everyone will be happy. BECAUSE THAT’S MARKETING. Pretending coincidences were deliberate and all that. Right. Back to the topic on hand. I’m sure…

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Release The Krake– er, Poetry Collection

Release The Krake– er, Poetry Collection

It’s October! This means many things. It means Tumblr’s baffling obsession with Hallowe’en will intensify (as someone who never celebrated it as a kid, the appearance of pumpkins ALL OVER my dash is confusing every year). It means that it’s time to start preparing for NaNoWriMo, if you’re participating. It means I go to uni in four days, and isn’t that a terrifying thought? And it means that it’s release day for Broken Body Fragile Heart, so that’s what I’m…

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