Amazing! Lifetime sales for One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human (to 30th June 2016) now stand at 260,245 copies. Thank you to everybody who has bought a copy since it was first published in September 2003.
It’s National Dog Day, so here’s a run down of books every dog owner (and dog) should have:
I’ve just been advised that my entry ‘Out of Place’ was shortlisted in the 2016 I Must Be Off travel writing competition. That means my piece was placed in the top 30 entries out of a total of 647. For details of all the shortlisted […]
The shortlisted entrants in all the categories of the NAWG (National Association of Writers’ Groups) Annual Writing Competitions have been named. Congratulations to everyone. It’ll be exciting to find out who the winners are when the envelope is opened at the Gala […]
Check out the July 2016 issue of Writers’ Forum magazine for my hints and tips when entering writing competitions … including the most important one of all: always obey the blooming rules!
I’ve been interviewed on the Papers, Pens, Poet blog! Find out why I still like my stationery pieces, as well as all of my gadgets. Sometimes, good old fashioned pen and paper is still the best!
I’m sorry to announce to all of my Writers Bureau students that, with effect from 1st May 2016, I am no longer tutoring for the Writers Bureau. It’s been fantastic fun marking students’ assignments from all over the word, but after nearly 12 years, and […]
Well, I never expected to see a recommendation to buy One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human in a photography magazine … but here it is!
For one day only (8th December 2015) Bluffers are offering The Bluffer’s Guide to Dogs as a free Kindle download. Anyone would think it’s Christmas! To download your free copy: click here. Get it for free while you can!
If you’re looking for a bargain over the next few days, check out the Bluffer’s website where, between 27th and 30th November 2015, you’ll find all of their books at half price – that’s every Bluffer’s book, not just my Hiking and Dogs editions.
I’ve just been sent a link for a sneak peak at the Icelandic version of One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human. (My physical copies will be in the post soon.) It’s always exciting to see your book when it’s been translated […]
I’ve just been sent a copy of the Icelandic version of One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human. It’s always exciting to see a foreign version of a book, and this will be the fourth foreign edition for this book (Portuguese, Italian […]
And so the royalty statements are in, and lifetime sales for One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human now stands at 252,381 copies. That’s truly an amazing figure. Thank you to everyone who bought a copy!
A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Robin Dynes of The Voice newsletter, produced by Wessex Writers. Primarily aimed at other writers, they sought my views of being a multi-tasking writer. I just like being busy! Here’s the interview, but click here to read […]
Fancy a couple of freebies? Well, you can download a free sample chapter from my Bluffer’s Guide to Dogs and my Bluffer’s Guide to Hiking, but clicking on the links below. Enjoy! Free sample chapter from the Bluffer’s Guide to Hiking Free sample chapter from […]
Check out the all-new Bluffer’s Guide to Dogs microsite at http://bluffers.com/bluffers-guide-dogs/ Do the short quiz, or download a free chapter!
The August issue of Writers’ Forum magazine has an article by Glynis Scrivens, who asked several writers, including me, about the books on writing that we keep turning back to. For me, it’s Diana Cambridge’s How To Write An Article in One Weekend. I love […]
Well, I can’t quite believe it, but my first book, One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human, has now sold over a quarter of a million copies (250,141 to be precise). That’s a lot of dogs that have trained their humans now. […]
This letter appears in the Spring 2015 issue of the Society of Author’s journal: The Author
The Erewash Writers’ Short Story competition has just been launched for 2015, and they’ve kindly asked me to judge. Top prize is £100, and all profits from the competition go to charity. To find out more about the competition, check out their competition page at: Erewash […]
The Complete Article Writer has just been published and now brings my range of books written especially for writers to three.
After many months of work, I’m pleased to announce that the series of eight workshops I devised for the 2014 Writers’ Holiday at Fishguard has now been turned into book format: both print and eBook, and both are now available.
2015 has just got better for writers, with two of my books, dropping to 99p in eBook format (and the equivalent for foreign editions). That means both The Positively Productive Writer and Photography for Writers can be downloaded via Amazon, iTunes or Barnes and Noble for 99p […]
It’s that time of year when people buy presents for their dog-loving friends and relatives, and what better present that my One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human? Lovely to see the book back in Amazon’s top 50 humorous Cats, Dogs and […]
I’ve just caught up with the issues of The People’s Friend that contain the new monthly series of articles from Age UK. Whilst Age UK could supply the text, The People’s Friend needed someone local to the Newport shop that Age UK have selectued to […]
Saturday’s Meet The Author event Wellington (Shropshire) Library was great fun. It’s always interesting chatting to potential readers (and past book buyers), many of whom are dog owners – although, looking at my table display that’s hardly surprising!
I, along with a bunch of far more talented writers, will be taking part in the Meet the Author event at Wellington (Shropshire) Library, this Saturday, 25th October, between 10am and 2pm, as part of the Wellington Literary Festival. It’s an opportunity to explore a […]
I can’t believe the figures keep growing, but thank you to everyone who has bought a copy of One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human. Total sales for all formats now total 246, 209 copies!
Chatting with Deborah Moggach at Burway Books’ 40th Birthday Bash.
I know we shouldn’t check our Amazon sales rank every three seconds, but I just happened to log on to discover the following: