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Sunday, May 22, 2022

BARCODES ON AMAZON'S PAPERBACK COVERS

 


Above is an example of a barcode from the back cover of my novel "Dangerous Devotion". The barcode is at the bottom right.

When I uploaded a new replacement paperback cover on Amazon recently there was a section to tick a box if I already had a barcode; otherwise leave it blank and they would add one. I always get confused about this, so I messaged Amazon. I was told if you do not have a barcode the option does not have to be checked as they would add one.

Well, I was still confused, because my existing paperback cover did have a barcode, but the new cover I was uploading didn't! Amazon told me yes, it would need a barcode and that "No matter how many times you make changes we will need to add a barcode."

I hope this helps those of you who may have been confused too!

 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

THE TINY LIBRARY!

 

This is the little "library" beside the swimming pool where we now live. It's hidden in a nook in the wall behind two small doors that meet in the middle.


The Swimming Pool at our new residence

Exploring, I had pushed on the narrow doors and they opened to reveal shelves stacked with books. I wondered about the history of these books, where they had been, who might have read them and who had placed them there over the years........!


Saturday, April 23, 2022

AN EQUESTRIAN BEACH GOER!

 

When we spotted this horse on Saunders Beach some time ago, but still during the pandemic, we thought it was a good sign of everything gradually going back to "normal". Saunders Beach is a public beach with beautiful white sand and a children's playground at the beginning of Cable Beach in the western outskirts of Nassau.


Sunday, April 10, 2022

UP AND AWAY!

 

These e-scooters are all over Nassau! They have slots for people to pay for them by credit card and then off they go!



Friday, April 1, 2022

LOCAL GUEST HOUSE IS INSPIRATION FOR FICTIONAL INN

 

Realtor Danielle Dillet Knowles of Islandeaze Realty Ltd. stopped by today to pick up the paperback copy of "Deadly Deceit In Paradise" that I'd ordered for her. She'd said she doesn't buy online, but she really wanted a copy of Book 2 in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series because Hummingbird Inn is featured in it.

Hummingbird Inn was inspired by what I'd seen advertised about Dillet's Guest House before it closed and was turned into an Art Studio. Violet and Gordon, who feature in each edition of the Buchanan Mystery Romance Series, love to stay at the Hummingbird Inn when they are in Nassau, because of its natural Bahamian ambiance! Just like Dillet's Guest House was.

She told me: "The fact that Dillet's Guest House was inspiration for you is a compliment".

ABOUT DEADLY DECEIT IN PARADISE:

A mysterious death in paradise leads a young woman down a path that will determine her future.

A stand-alone whodunnit filled with intrigue, romance, scandal and mystery that will keep your mind on it long after you’ve read the last page.

Natalie Barrett flies from London to Nassau, Bahamas, to attend a favourite uncle's funeral and the reading of his will. While staying at her deceased uncle's home, she notices a string of suspicious events that lead her to believe he may not have died from natural causes as reported. Will her curiosity and subsequent amateur investigation point to murder? And will she have to choose between the two handsome men she meets?

The paperback of Deadly Deceit In Paradise is available on Amazon and other online retailers for $8.99. You can also buy the e-book for only $2.99.

CLICK HERE

OR HERE!





Tuesday, March 22, 2022

WHEN MOVING GETS IN THE WAY OF WRITING!

VIEW FROM OUR APARTMENT


   THE BEACH!


 Last October our landlord gave us notice, as he wanted to renovate the apartment we'd rented from him for eleven years. My regular writing basically stopped right then until we could find another apartment. I have never in my whole life (and that's pretty long) been without the pleasure of writing.

I just posted and posted and networked etc. trying to find us another place to live. We nearly took one place, but it wasn't secure enough. Then the next one was going to have a lot of renovations going on as well. Finally, third time lucky, we found a lovely garden apartment in an oceanfront gated community, which unbelievably was in our price range! We moved here two weeks ago.

It was quite a move, but we managed it. We can now have lunch on our porch and enjoy the trees, flowers and shrubs that grow profusely here in The Bahamas. We can walk down to the beach in the evening and sit on a bench there, watching the cruise ships on the horizon and the waves lapping at the white shore. We will of course start swimming too, once we are completely settled and the weather warms up a little. NOW I can write again!