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Welcome to the blog.

 

Here you will find all the updates on how my writing is going, how the quest for publishing is coming along, and details of any new additions to the website. You will also find any announcements, and the details of where you can find my work.

 

Chelle

Posted By Michelle Birbeck

The Last Keeper


‘Twas the night before Christmas… and that’s all I’ve got. Except for a sale. Rhyming I may not be able to do, but sales, I can.

And as a Christmas Eve treat for everyone, The Last Keeper is on sale!

So if you’ve just bought an ereader for someone or a Kindle, and you want to load it with some awesome books ready for them to read on Christmas morning, then check out The Last Keeper’s sale. Just $4.99 for Christmas Eve only!

Click the picture or the book title to be taken to the publisher's website!

And Happy Holidays!

Chelle

 


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

First off, a Christmas Sale!

On Christmas Eve, The Last Keeper will be on sale again! Down to just $4.99, it is a great last minute present for vampire lovers and those after something a little different. Click the picture below to be taken to the publisher’s site.

TWCS Xmas Sale

2012 has been an interesting year, in both good and bad ways. The most notable events of the year have to be The Last Keeper’s release, and the signing of the contract for Playthings. Fantastic events that warranted celebrations and ball gowns and an evening to remember.

There have, of course, been signings and reviews, royalty payments and new friends, and a whole host of other little triumphs that culminated in a fantastic year.

However, there have also been events on the opposite side of the scale. Being dumped by my publisher wasn’t exactly a highlight, and the recent slew of people marking my books to read under derogatory shelves on goodreads, as well as giving it false ratings without actually reading the book… well, those weren’t so fun.

I’ve also seen a lot of changes this year. I have a new editor, and I fully intend to procure her services for the rest of the Keepers’ series. I have left the fandom world completely, thanks to the bullying tendencies of a small group of people. And I have written three new books. All of which will be seeing the light of day in the next couple of years, including the start of a new two/three book series.

So my career as an author has gotten off to a very rocky start, but it has also taught me a lot. I know for future reference what I need to do and how I need to go about things, and I know what to avoid. My skin has thickened, and I discovered that warranted low reviews aren’t that bad. After all, I can’t please everyone, and if someone didn’t enjoy my work, then that is perfectly fine. I am still trying to harden up against the other sort of reviews out there, the low ratings, plain mean titled shelves, ect. However, I am starting to feel sorry for the people who feel the need to do that. If their lives revolve around making other people feel like rubbish, then that isn’t much of a life.


But regardless of all of that, the positives of this year have been fantastic, and I am hoping that next year will result in the same. In the meantime, I am taking two weeks off for Christmas, and will be working on Last Chance, due out May 2013.

 

Chelle


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

Black Friday

Thanks Giving is coming up in America, and that means something strange and unusual to me here in England, and that’s Black Friday. All I really know about it is that it’s a day where everything is on sale.

And that includes The Last Keeper!

For one day only, The Writers’ Coffee Shop is offering ALL of it’s regularily priced $7.99 ebooks for just $4.99.

For us here in the UK, that means The Last Keeper will be around the £3 mark!

So get your copy whilst you can and get it cheap for all ereaders! Just click the picture up top and on the day you’ll see the whopping discount!

The link will also be around the site and on Facebook over the next week.

Chelle


 
Posted By Michelle Birbeck

If you missed the announcement earlier this week on my twitter and Facebook, then here it is again.

I am very excited to announce that I recently signed the contract with TWCS (publisher of The Last Keeper) for the second in the series. It’s called Last Chance, and it will be released next year!

And secondly, I recently published Isolation (a short horror story) via Smashwords, and I also put Survival Instincts up there, too. The latter is a free short story that’s been available as a PDF on my site for a while. The first is the short story I wrote to celebrate the release of The Last Keeper. And it’s currently on sale! As part of the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale it is now free until the end of the month!

So grab your copy whilst you can and let me know what you think!

Chelle