Guest Posts/Author Showcases

 

I’m always happy to host guest bloggers, provided the proposed guest posts meet my blog’s criteria. If you’re interested in being a guest on my blog, please email me with your proposed topic and, where applicable, the angle (opinion) you will take on it. If I think your topic fits my blog, I will ask for further information.

Please note that I do NOT accept generic text or text that’s been posted elsewhere – whatever you send me must be fresh text written just for this blog. Generic or duplicate text is considered spam by WordPress, and blogs who host such material are suspended.

Before submitting your request to be a guest blogger, please review the below topics, all of which relate to books in general or others’ books, writing, publishing and related topics, or my books in some way (for example, if one of my characters uses dynamite in a book, I would appreciate a post about the uses or dangers of dynamite). Note that topics not on the below list may not be considered, but you are still welcome to put them forward if you think I might make an exception for that topic.

Please feel free to pass on the link to this page to anyone you think might want to be a guest blogger or showcase their work on my blog.

NB: Please do not paste extracts and posts into the body of your email. They should be sent as MS Word attachments.

Preferred Topics

Book extracts (half to 2 MS Word pages, plus cover, blurb and purchase link/s – fantasy and sci-fi or sub-genres only)

‘About the author’-type posts for showcases

A post advertising your current specials, book tours or other author/book news (fantasy and sci-fi or sub-genres only)

Author interviews (please ask me to send you the interview questions if you would like me to share an interview with you on my blog)

Publisher interviews (please ask me to send you the interview questions if you would like me to share an interview with you on my blog)

Character interviews (it’s difficult to interview a character for a book you haven’t read, so authors must create their own interviews for this and email them to me; please make sure your interview has between 10 and 15 questions and includes an image of your book cover and, if possible, an image of your character; the questions should be addressed to your character and answered as if it’s your character talking – fantasy and sci-fi or sub-genres only)

Book reviews (for any sci-fi/fantasy book you’ve read, but only if you would give that book a 4- or 5-star rating; please also send a cover image and a link to the author’s purchase page)

Articles from readers about what you like or dislike about indie publishing/authors in general.

Your experience as a published author

Distributors

Editing, self-editing; editors

Book formatting

Writing tips

Grammar; spelling; language

Book covers; design

Graphic design

Illustration (especially tips or instructions for beginners)

Book marketing

Dynamite

Private investigator (only suggest this topic if you are, have been or know a PI)

Outer space; the universe; planets; the sun; the moon

Physics/science (particularly theory of or research into time travel; wormholes; alternate dimensions; black holes; teleportation; space)

Dogs

Templar Knights

Healing herbs

Magic in today’s world

Strange animals; animals that do strange things

Ley lines; earth energy

Myths/legends of creation

Catacombs; underground tunnels or caves; underground cities

Sword fighting

Martial arts

Guns

Paranoia; phobias; sociopaths

Skiing

Your experiences with ghosts/spirits; latest news on ghosts/spirits and your opinion of it

Cults/religion

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