October 18, 2022

Welcome to spooky season - and a giveaway!

If, like me, you feel like a spooky read this October this is for you! It's time for a spooky giveaway for Halloween!All my mysteries have a magical/supernatural twist, from sorcerers behaving badly to suspicious ghosts and curses. I see lots of images on Instagram of people reading my books this time of year and I love this!Thanks for all the support for my books and in particular the latest The Poisoned Pie Mystery – so I feel it’s time for a spooky season giveaway – see below for details.

Want to win a copy of my latest book?

You have a chance to win one of 3 signed copies of The Poisoned Pie Mystery in my Spooky Signed Competition! You can win a copy for yourself, or gift one to a friend, or even a local school.Entering cannot be simpler. Simply click on the link and enter here: https://bit.ly/3T7J8XAThe closing date is (of course) October 31.

L'auberge de la sorcière hurlante 

And a little piece of good news that I’m excited to share. The Howling Hag Mystery will be published in France on November 10. The title translates as 'The Inn of the Howling Witch'.

I can’t wait for readers in France to discover Raven, Rookery and the whole Charming family and their cursed school.

Editing tips on YouTube

Just to let you know that the first in my mini series about editing is available to view. I get asked a lot about editing, so this is for anyone who has ever wondered about this aspect of writing  – why it’s important and some tips to take the pain out of editing.You can watch this - and all my YouTube videos - by visiting my YouTube channel here.Keep on reading, and good luck with the competition. Happy Halloween!nicki

PS The Poisoned Pie Mystery is available at your local independent bookshop, on Bookshop.orgWaterstonesBlackwells and Amazon.And if you've read it and loved it, a review is always wonderful too

October 16, 2022

Start of the spooky season

 I love autumn and the beginning of October when the days get shorter, the nights draw in, leaves start to turn and fall . . .  and I get sent wonderful pictures of my supernatural mysteries in great spooky settings! Here is a particular favourite - just look at how cute that Nightshade is!

I just wanted to firstly say Thank You to everyone who posts. It's the only way I have of communicating with readers outside of the UK and I really appreciate all the effort that goes into the pictures and the reviews.

I try to keep up with them all. Please keep them coming.

And just to say there will a little something coming soon to celebrate this spooky season. Look out for it!