Monthly Archives: July 2016

What’s Next

Time to reflect back on the last four years.  I started writing in 2012 with a Regency Romance Mystery which is still causing me lots of pain – this time with edits.  Will I ever finish it…I hope so though I now realise how hard it is going to be to let go.  This book is my baby. It was written before I knew all the ins and outs of writing – yep still missing a few bits too.

Since then I have written my Garrett Investigation Series and should have another book out by Christmas, how I am lacking motivation – my muse has wandered off. Actually i think they have all wandered off, not that I am greedy or anything However, I do have muse attacks, as I call them. 

I need to stop waffling.  So far in the GIB Series I have six books, one being a prequel. Hidden Secrets, Secrets past, Hidden Agenda (Prequel) Hidden Slaves, Secret Assassin and Double Crossed.  

In my children’s section I have ‘Girlie and the War of the Wasps,’ the first in a set of charity children’s books which are set in a cottage garden.  Charming story which will enthrall all ages.  Book two and three should be out before the end of the year.  I also have a set of Billionaire stories out…I just had to. I couldn’t resist.  They are published under the name Beth Bayley – Billionaire Romances Blog.  Fun to do and stories to finish – yet again.

On my computer the manuscripts seem to be endless.  From Thriller to Sci-fi to Fantasy and more, never mind the Regency book.  What do I  write or finish?  I have opened several, read through them, poised to type and nope nothing there.  

Today I chose ‘Soul man,’ a story set in New Zealand about a dead body washing up on the beach and his wandering soul.  No idea where this is going, though he is learning a bit of Te Reo Maori.  He seems to be American, he doesn’t remember his name, a dog and a young girl can see and hear him.  He wasn’t murdered, though a local was…So what is going on in this small New Zealand town.  I first started writing this story in 2014. 

I should be editing my Regency novel and writing my next GIB story.  I want my mojo back. What ever is next, I suppose it will arrive when it’s supposed to. Meanwhile, Edward Scissorhands (Editors chosen nickname) and I will get through this editing, hopefully without slaughtering it too much and publish a decent book. 

Watch and wait as I journey onwards, Maybe you will see my first Sci-fi novel or Thriller, who knows, because I don’t.

 Thank you all for your support


Indie Publishing News – Update

Do you know anyone with a Service Animal. Find out a bit more about them in my next Indie Publishing News.

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Hello everyone

Issue 4 of the Indie Publishing News is due out on 10th of August.  It will be a tad different.  This time along with the usual I will be highlighting andhelping to teach you all about Service Animals, in particular Service Dogs.  If anyone has any other Service Animals with stories I would be delighted to know about them.  

swimmer-802890_1920 A Service Dog with his Owner

I have been learning about the difficulties some people have with knowing how to deal with Service Dogs, what they can ask, what they can do and if they really are a servce dog.  Like many things in life today, there are those out to take advantage of the system which gives real Service Dogs a bad name.   One of the things I have noticed is that not all Service Dogs are one breed. So think about what to say, ask…

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What type of Reader are you?

What type of Reader are YOU

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book-1012275_1280We all read books, be them eBooks or printed.  As the Indie Author community continues to grow, the reviews for what Readers read are even more necessary.  So what sort of reader are you? What do you look for? What annoys you? What makes a story awesome?

I love to read for the story.  There are only a few things which annoy me in books.  With Indie Authors it is the flow.  If  a book is stilted I find them very hard to read, the worst case scenario is I won’t finish it and I won’t leave a review unless I can find something positive to say.

In Traditional Published books I dislike finding American English in a book set in Historical England.  It annoys the hell out of me.  I have also noted now, since reading some great Indie Author books that I loath descriptions which go on for…

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Thank You

Liebster Award

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Thank You 

A big thank you toMichelle Diana Lowe for nominating me forThe Liebster Award.

Here are my answers to her 11 questions:

1) How long ago did you start blogging?

I first started blogging on Blogger probably around 2010 as a Family History Researcher.  I moved over to WordPress as an author and publisher in 2015

2) What is your favourite day of the week?

Not sure I really have a favourite day.  I like Monday’s – they are my catch up day business wise and also my voluntary work day at a local charity shop.  I also like Fridays because I get to spend time with my husband.  

3) What is the nicest thing you have ever done for a stranger?

I am one for helping others, so helping strangers is part of life.  I have given money so someone could pay for something…

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Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye

Love these short stories of Campbell’s journey.

Campbells World


Patty L. Fletcher

Told by King Campbell Lee Seeing Eye Dog AKA Bubba

Spring and Summer 2016

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### 2. Learning To Use Team Power

One late night as King Campbell lay curled on the foot of his human mother’s bed, he heard the faint tinkle of dog tags off in the distance. He new it was time to travel again to the puppy nursery. It was time to tell the next part of his tail. He stretched himself out, and after making sure to clean his human  mother’s hands and give her a good night kiss while putting his cold nose into her ear he let himself drift away.

Soon he was in the nursery and little puppies were yipping, chattering, and running all over. They’d grown since he’d been there…

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ICE is free July 7-11

Jessica Wren Fiction


I am humbled and amazed by how well my first novella has been received. With 70+ reviews between Amazon and Goodreads, it has been a great joy to know that most readers have enjoyed ICE. Is it perfect? No, but the vast majority of readers have said that they enjoyed the small-town feel, the suspense, and the sense of community.

ICE tells the story of one fateful November morning when the the fictional town of Minterville, Georgia, is brutalized by vicious thugs. Twenty women are kidnapped and set in a death trap that can quite literally be described as cold. Time is ticking away as the rest of the town scrambles to come up with a viable rescue plan.

Here are what some reviewers have said about ICE:

“This book is a crazy (in a good way) mixture of supernatural, thriller, and mystery.” Emily Woodmansee, who gave it 4 stars.

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Sharing Marketing via Videos

Book Trailers for one and all…Come look and let us know your requirements

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Looking for a Book Trailer Video or a Marketing Video then please touch base with us and we will show you the way to getting the exact video you want.  Plaisted Publishing House has so much to offer to Authors and Indie Businesses. So take a look and leave us some feed back.

We are happy to work with you.

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Finding Beautiful

A special discount for Independence Day follow the link 

Available from the 4th July for five days.

Finding Beautiful – Trinity Book 1