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There’s a little bit of refocusing going on behind the scenes of our site. My three writing books will be available soon, the first which being our free gift to anyone subscribing to my podcast, Writer on the Road, where Cracker will be one of my first and ongoing (if he let’s me win) guests!!

This site will once again be about middle grade fiction as Cracker and I share our writing trials, tribulations and downright fun bits of collaborative writing and reliving our sibling squables, getting the better of each other, and me always winning writing journey.

You’ll all be excited to know Cracker and I have agreed to get cracking (sorry, couldn’t resist) on Book 4 of our Cracker & Gilly Mystery Series and it will be quickly followed by books 5, 6 & 7. Our aim is a baker’s dozen and Book 1, Forbidden, will be our gift for anyone signing up to our Growing Up Writing newsletter.

On the marketing front, I’ve been busy upskilling. My education has included the following courses:

  1.  Creative Freedom with Joanna Penn
  2. Your First 10,000 Customers with Nick Stephenson
  3. Facebook Advertising (new) with Mark Dawson
  4. ebook bestsellers audio course with Derek Doepker

So, to sum up, I can write, produce, market, sell foreign rights, record audio and write some more. Or I will be able to once my kids leave home😇😇

Wadaya reckon, Cracker, you ready?

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I just received the following email:


They told me to follow my passion so I did.

My avatar is…me.

I blame Joanna over at the Creative Penn…I did her course, Creative Freedom, and took her advice on upscaling.

I read books on entrepreneurship. The advice in a few words: there will never be a perfect time, or enough money, to follow your dreams.

Do it now.

So I am.


This blog, and http://www.melhammond.com, will be migrating over to http://www.writerontheroad.com…I think…as soon as I can afford to change everything over.

I’ve just paid my first month’s subscription over at http://www.podcastwebsites.com and now I get to build my new website (it was either that or spend the afternoon marking assignments for school:))


Podcast Websites has a 24 hour tech crew on standby to answer questions from people like me.

I can’t go wrong, can I?


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Claim your little bit of romance reading by subscribing my weekly newsletter over at http://www.melhammond.com where I’ll be posting updates on my latest project, Around Australia in 8 Romances.

The first three chapters of Coming Home, set on North Queensland’s most beautiful island, Magnet Island, is yours for joining (as soon as I learn how to upload it) and I’ll be looking for feedback. For those of you who have already subscribed, don’t worry, I will make sure you’re included.

The official launch for Coming Home is June, 2016, and a free copy will be my thank you to you for your contribution and support.

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I first came across Tim Grahl with his marketing book, Your First Thousand Copies: the Step-by-Step Guide To Marketing Your Book’.


I followed him when he set himself a goal to sell 10,000 copies of his book in a year – The 10k Experiment – which he did (almost).

Now, he has an online training course, Instant Bestseller (visit http://www.outthink.com).


I’ve been following Grahl’s blog for so long you think I would have taken some of his advice by now but…err…okay, I admit it, there may be a reason or three why I’m yet to crack the Bestseller list, or any list for that matter, and it’s called Marketing, or in my case, lack thereof. It seems my books aren’t going to sell themselves, at least sell enough of themselves to get on anyone’s list.

So I’m gunna do the course that promises to tell me how to sell my books.

But the question is which one…

This one?

imageOr or this one?


Anyone want to join me? Or you can just follow my blog as I set myself the goal selling some books.

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