Secret of the Song


Exeter Writer, Cathie Hartigan is thrilled to have been featured in Saturday's Western Morning News magazine supplement. Much of her novel, Secret of the Song, was inspired by Exeter’s heritage, and as a consequence the photo shoot took place in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), and the Devon and Exeter Institution. All credit to Kilian aka The Smart Photographer.
Secret of the Song is a page-turning time-slip mystery on special offer at 99p as a Kindle Deal for the next few days only.

Not long left!

Don't forget, there are only a few days left to enter the 
Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 

closing date
 28th February 2017
First prize £500
Second prize £250
Third prize £100
Plus a prize for writers in Devon of £100
Click here for details!

Gorgito's Give-Away!

Elizabeth Ducie is featured this week on the With Love For Books website, which has an interview and giveaway on her first novel, Gorgito's Ice Rink

Sealskin is out there today!

The paperback went on sale this morning, and the audiobook as well. It's been a flying start, with so much support and fabulous reviews, not just from the bloggers on the tour, but others too, and a daily tweet-storm of good wishes. And there was an extra push when both Amazon and Kobo brought the ebook price down to 99p for Valentine's weekend. For three dizzying days, Sealskin got to number one in two categories, and became an official bestseller. In Mythology it got to number two, basking in the limelight focussed on Neil Gaiman's newly-released Norse Mythology, which will no doubt top the bill for weeks to come. I'm very happy with that!

The blog tour continues until the end of the month, and the official London launch is on March 8th at Goldsboro Books, followed by the Exeter launch at the fourth Exeter Novel Prize awards ceremony on March 25th. I'll be there with Sealskin to show the six shortlisters what can happen. The longlist is up now on the Creative Writing Matters website at, but no-one will know who the next winner is until the judge, Broo Doherty of DHH Literary Agency, announces it at the ceremony. Meanwhile, congratulations to all on the longlist! I'm looking forward to meeting some of you on March 25th.