Conquer those writing fears! A chat with Margaret K Johnson

Author Margaret K Johnson (no relation) has dropped into the coffee shop today with some very valuable advice on how to stop negative thoughts getting in the way of our writing. Q First things first, Margaret – how do you take your coffee? A White with half a sugar please. Quite strong. Thanks! Q You’ve … More Conquer those writing fears! A chat with Margaret K Johnson

Launch day tomorrow!

I’m very excited to have two author visits during my online book launch tomorrow. Fellow Crooked Cat writer Angela Wren whose detective story is set in a French village and Tessa Harris who wrote the Thomas Silkstone anatomist series will be here to talk about their writing. It will be fascinating to hear from two crime writers whose books … More Launch day tomorrow!


This is an extract from a Q&A interview I’ve just published on smashwords. I’ve discovered I’m more comfortable asking questions than answering them! Can you think of any other questions that would be useful here? Interview with Katharine Johnson What is your writing process? Like many busy parents juggling writing with family life can sometimes be a … More Q&A

Choosing a cover

One of the most exciting aspects of having a book published is choosing the front cover – but it’s such an important decision. Unless you’re a really famous name your book will be judged by its cover. And you only have a few seconds to grab people’s attention. The cover has to capture the story. make a connection … More Choosing a cover