It’s a typical summer’s day here in England. Grey skies, threats of gales, and lots of rain! My son and his family are camping in Devon, and despite the weather, we’re getting lots of pictures of them having fun. I thought I’d share a few. Because I have no interest in getting wet, here I sit, writing. Writing what? I hear you cry, or at least I hope I do. This morning I started on chapter ten of the latest Meredith & Hodge – and as always, a line from the narrative gave me the title. #14 will be Chance Encounters. In this one it’s all go for the CCRT with lots happening, and amid all that, Meredith goes off poking around in a possible miscarriage of justice. Will he never learn?
In other news, as requested, a boxed set is now available for Meredith & Hodge 10 – 12 you can find that HERE. Sharon is romping on with the edit of The Burglar, (I hope – she’s been very quiet) so we’re still on course for a September launch. Lee and Perdita have finished the audio version of The Murder. I loved listening to it, and hope you do too. Let me know if you would like a code for a free download, it should go live in the next week.
This week, a lovely reader in Canada wrote to me, to say she was enjoying reading the Meredith & Hodge series, but she’d noticed some typos, which she found distracting. Those of you who have been around since the beginning, know how useless I am at most things technical. Even accepting amendments from the editors, (which couldn’t be simpler). But my trusted Beta readers usually pick up those that slip through. This was a boxed set, which throws up a lot of possibles. I put the boxed sets together, months or years after publication, so there’s a strong chance that I’ve uploaded the wrong documents. Again. I know everyone makes mistakes. Even my favourite authors. Last night my bedtime reading was a Val McDermid, and in the very first chapter it used the word single instead of signal. But, although my editors, Sharon and Jill, do their best with me, the end product is down to me clicking all the right buttons. So, here I am, asking that you let me know if you spot anything. Correcting the odd typo doesn’t take long. I can amend the documents on Amazon fairly easily (especially now I delete the old ones.) If you notice a typo, please shout and help another reader have a better experience, and make a harassed writer’s life easier.
That’s it for now, I’d better get back to Meredith & Hodge.
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