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How I survive social media as an Author (including the art of accepting unsolicited advice)

Get off Twitter, love (Photo by Denise Duplinski from Pexels) Altogether now: if you’re trying to put food on the table with your writing efforts, then social media is a necessary evil. I know it, you know it, your seven year old nephew knows it, everyone who cares about book sales and making a name for themselves knows … Continue reading How I survive social media as an Author (including the art of accepting unsolicited advice)

Till the Score is Paid- revised version THESE WOUNDS is out NOW

Beady-eyed readers may have noticed that my latest short story collection, TILL THE SCORE IS PAID, which was published in December 2019 by Giles Press, has been listed as 'unavailable' for some time on both Amazon and via the publisher. I've had a lot of enquiries about buying the book, and enquiries from (rightly) disgruntled … Continue reading Till the Score is Paid- revised version THESE WOUNDS is out NOW

We Will

We Will  By Gemma Amor We will each have a day, maybe past, maybe yet to come, when a landslide of cold and brutal change will fall upon us, an avalanche of rules and warnings and death and terrible news and things we can, and cannot do, and we will understand, slowly, reluctantly, that our … Continue reading We Will

DEAR LAURA long listed in the preliminary ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards

I can hardly believe I'm typing this, but I glanced at my phone yesterday to see a veritable storm of notifications and found, to my utmost joy, that my book DEAR LAURA has made the preliminary ballot for the prestigious 2019 Bram Stoker Awards. It's listed in the category 'Superior Achievement in a First Novel', … Continue reading DEAR LAURA long listed in the preliminary ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards

What it’s like to write your first novel: a first hand account

I have just written my first novel.  Before we continue, I should state: I have half-written fifteen novels in my life so far. Fifteen. There’s a sci-fi MS, an historic thriller MS, a fantasy saga MS, three more horror novels, a VR thriller MS, a dystopian underworld MS...the list goes on and on.  I’ve never … Continue reading What it’s like to write your first novel: a first hand account