Lost for Words? The Passion to Write (and Publish) is Important!


Originally posted on The Regina Monologue:
Feeling a bit hopeless right now. I haven’t posted about all the recent politics because I can’t think how to articulate my incredulity in any way that hasn’t been written a thousand times already. Brexit was bad enough… Trump is just unbelievable. Carl and I sat up watching the…

How I created a book trailer


above: artwork for ‘The Methuselah Paradox’ trailer by Catherine Archer-Wills by EJ Jackson The Beginning First of all, I should make it clear that I’m not claiming that this is the only way to create a book trailer, or that you as an indie author should follow my method. Mainly because, when I began the process,Continue reading “How I created a book trailer”

I NEED A TIME MACHINE! (Or, “Not enough hours in the day!” – an Indie Author’s lament)


As a fan of science-fiction, I’ve often thought how useful a time machine would be for a writer. Just think: you could hop into your TARDIS (surely the most recognisable time machine since HG Wells’ comfy armchair) write five thousand words whilst hovering in no-time (a.k.a. ‘the void’ or the ‘time vortex’) and be backContinue reading “I NEED A TIME MACHINE! (Or, “Not enough hours in the day!” – an Indie Author’s lament)”

It’s Live…. How you can help me to make a video trailer for ‘The Methuselah Paradox’ !


1979: a fire
1990: two deaths
2015: a disappearance – are they linked?

‘The Methuselah Paradox’ by EJ Jackson is a blend of crime drama and science-fiction. How long do YOU want to live?

Have you heard of these book publishing scams? (re-blog)


Here is a really useful warning for new writers about the less savory side of being the ‘new kid on the block’ – and the maxim ‘If it sounds too good to be true – it probably is’ has never been truer. Re-blogged from Suzan St Maur AMIPA : http://howtowritebetter.net/book-publishing-scams-three-stinky-examples/  I was approached by Authorhouse and hounded via emailContinue reading “Have you heard of these book publishing scams? (re-blog)”

What’s In A Name? Novel and Trailer Update


‘The Methuselah Gene’ is now ‘The Methuselah Paradox’ This book has had more titles than I’ve had hot dinners!  Well, not really… but it started life as a short story titled ‘The Journey’, before becoming a full-blown novel called ‘All Our Yesterdays’; then it became ‘All Our Tomorrows’.  Following a massive rewrite during which the secondary plotlineContinue reading “What’s In A Name? Novel and Trailer Update”