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The Murmurs by Michael J Malone #Review #Giveaway

  I am delighted to be on another great Orenda tour to celebrate Michael J Malone's gothic thriller , The Murmurs . There is also the chance to win a print copy (UK only). Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.    In the beginning there was fear. White-hot, nerve-shredding fear. Terrifying premonitions of deaths. And then they started… The Murmurs… On the first morning of her new job at Heartfield House, a care home for the elderly, Annie Jackson wakens from a terrifying dream. And when she arrives at the home, she knows that the first old man she meets is going to die. How she knows this is a terrifying mystery, but it is the start of horrifying premonitions … a rekindling of the curse that has trickled through generations of women in her family – a wicked gift known only as 'the murmurs'… With its reappearance comes an old, forgotten fear that is about to grip Annie Jackson. And this time, it will never let go… A compulsive gothic thriller and a

Networking for Writers by Lizzie Chantree #Review


Today's post is a little different- a resource aimed at writers. Networking for Writers by Lizzie Chantree was published on October 29th. 

Are you swamped with book marketing and looking for a way to find new sales? Learn simple and effective networking techniques, to grow your readership and connect with other authors and book lovers, today!

Whether you are a new or experienced writer, self-published or traditionally published, this book will show you how to grow your readership and author network, through some of the most powerful of all marketing tools - word of mouth and recommendation. 

This book will show you:

How networking can help you sell more books.

Why author branding is important.

How networking hours work.

Specific Facebook groups for writers

How to utilise social media to grow your readership.

How not to waste valuable writing time.

How to make our marketing more effective.

Throughout Networking for Writers, we will explore running or attending book signings, hosting seminars, finding a writing buddy or mentor, author networking groups, social media planning and so much more.

 My Thoughts

Lizzie's book is eminently readable and has an approachable and can-do tone. It gives practical advice to writers, which it is clear, derived from first-hand experience of its subject matter. Looking in turn at each aspect of social media, the reader will find at least one which they can identify with as a starting point. Full of tips and links, this is a book which someone can dip in and out of, as required, and keep as a reference point. 

    I particularly liked how the author not only advises you on a course of action but gives practical advice on how to carry it out. For example, when she advises you to always have some business cards to hand, she also tells you where you can get them made up. She also recommends some sites to visit if you are looking to produce some handy graphics. 

In short: Clear, concise, approachable- a great resource!

About the Author

International bestselling author and award-winning inventor, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now works as a business mentor and runs a popular networking hour on social media, where creatives can support to each other. She writes books full of friendship and laughter, that are about women with unusual and adventurous businesses, who are far stronger than they realise. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex. Visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @Lizzie_Chantree here.

You can follow Lizzie here: Twitter  |  Website   |  Amazon Author Page  |  Facebook   |  Goodreads

Book links:  Amazon UK

Thanks to Lizzie Chantree and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review my book. I'm thrilled you found it useful. Stay safe and well. From Lizzie. x


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