Category Archives: Ice and a Slice

Writing With Emotion – Four Top Tips

Writers are in the business of selling emotion. I forget who said that, but it’s true. We read – or at least I do – because we want to feel something. We might want to feel amused, uplifted, scared, touched, … Continue reading


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Winter Reading for 99p

Just Thought I’d pop in and mention that The Morning After The Life Before is 99p till this Thursday (22 October 15). So if you fancied reading the sequel to Ice and a Slice, now’s your chance 🙂 Nothing like … Continue reading


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The Morning After The Life Before

It’s publication day for me. The Morning After The Life Before is now out in the world. Oh gosh. I don’t think there is anything quite as scary.  I used to think that finishing the book was the end, but … Continue reading


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The Novel I Should Never Have Written!

Writing The Morning After The Life Before was probably one of the worst commercial decisions of my writing career. I knew when I began it – after discussions with my agent – that this book would not be taken on … Continue reading


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Wednesday Writing Spot – Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Don’t judge a book by its cover.  Hmm, this may apply to people but it definitely doesn’t apply to actual books. That’s exactly what we do.   Covers are everything. Having a good cover can mean the difference between selling … Continue reading


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Getting Very Excited about my Book Launch this Saturday

I have been banging on about this for weeks on Facebook and Twitter, but just in case you’ve been away on Mars, or you don’t use Facebook and Twitter, I wanted to mention one more time that my book launch … Continue reading


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The Truth About What Happened at my Parents’ Ruby Wedding Anniversary by SJ Crosse, currently starring in Ice and a Slice by Della Galton

Hello everybody.   Here I am – finally – it took me a little longer than I expected to hack into Della Galton’s blog, but I managed it eventually. Da daaa! Della Galton, who shall hereby be known as Teetotaller Big … Continue reading


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Ice and a Slice, Chapter One

Just in case you’re short of some reading material on this lovely, brrrr, summer weekend, here’s Chapter One of my new novel, Ice and a Slice… Chapter One The first thing she noticed was the tinny metallic taste in her … Continue reading


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Ice and a Slice

You know when authors tell you, ‘this is the novel I always wanted to write?’  Well Ice and a Slice is mine. Ice and a Slice is the novel I always wanted to write. I’ve landed myself two agents on … Continue reading


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Social Media to promote your books – does it work?

Write a blog, set up a Facebook page, get a website, Join Twitter, Join Linked-In, and all the other social media sites out there.  Get a public profile. Get a platform. This is what we are told we must do … Continue reading


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