All great things must come to an end…

With the closure of Oh, Henry‘s debut blog tour, organised by the fabulous Sarah at @BOTBSPub, the giveaway (created by the equally fabulous @CazVinBooks) has also, sadly, come to an end.

My gratitude goes to the amazing bloggers who shared their wonderful reviews for the first in my #dogdetective series, Oh, Henry. I’m delighted with how everyone enjoyed my tome, and how kind they were.

Many thanks also to everyone who entered the giveaway. It was lovely to see so many entries.

The two winners of the top prize,  a signed copy of Oh, Henry AND a unique story, especially written for them, and the other prizes (signed paperbacks / free eBooks) will be announced this coming week – so hold your breath for just a little longer…

We hope you enjoy your weekend!

Final day of Oh, Henry’s debut tour – more lovely reviews

The fifth and final day of the debut tour for my dog detective novel, has received three more kind reviews (click their names to read the full review):

Oh, Henry is an absolute treasure of a tale, or should that be tail? Being a huge dog lover, I’m a sucker for a shaggy dog story and this one was pure brilliance. Henry was everything I imagined a talking dog would be and more!” Neats @lilac_hippo

“Morgen Bailey is one of my favourite authors… her writer’s voice is so quirky… never loses that magic touch… this charming and witty novel… appeals on so many levels… a must for lovers of quirky cosy mysteries… I loved it!” Kerry @cats_herding

“love the premise… the author is so strong in her writing and can write so many different styles of books that you find something you love.” Sean @seantalbot1977

What a fabulous way to end an amazing week. 🙂

My thanks as always to Sarah of Book on the Bright Side for arranging. And to Caroline Vincent for arranging the givaway… do take part… there are fourteen prizes up for grabs (details below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the giveaway (which finishes midnight Friday / Saturday, has the following prizes:

And all you have to do is:

  • Follow me on Twitter (worth two entries)
  • Tweet about the giveaway (worth two entries)
  • Visit my page on Facebook (worth one entry)
  • Leave a blog post comment (worth three entries).

Click on the picture above or here to find out more.

Day four of Oh, Henry’s debut tour – two more lovely reviews

The fourth day of the debut tour for my dog detective novel, has received two more kind reviews (click their names to read the full review):

“…a very clever dog… creates some funny situations… love to meet Henry in his first of hopefully a lot of adventures” Els @BookreviewB

“any age will enjoy it… really loved the way Morgen made Henry more human like… if you love dogs you will love this book” Simon @SimonJLeonard

How very kind and generous. 🙂

My thanks as always to Sarah of Book on the Bright Side for arranging. And to Caroline Vincent for arranging the givaway… do take part… there are fourteen prizes up for grabs (details below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the giveaway (which finishes midnight Friday / Saturday, has the following prizes:

And all you have to do is:

  • Follow me on Twitter (worth two entries)
  • Tweet about the giveaway (worth two entries)
  • Visit my page on Facebook (worth one entry)
  • Leave a blog post comment (worth three entries).

Click on the picture above or here to find out more.

Day three of Oh, Henry’s debut tour – more lovely reviews

The third day of the debut tour for my dog detective novel, has received two more kind reviews (click their name to read the full review):

“This is an excellent book that will appeal to all age ranges.  A talking dog story may be thought of as a child’s book, but this book works well on all levels.”  Caroline @thedivinewrite1

“a good read… a brilliant idea… a fun read… I can’t wait to read the sequel… I enjoyed the characters and plot” Sarah @sbroadhurst

How very kind and generous. 🙂

My thanks as always to Sarah of Book on the Bright Side for arranging. And to Caroline Vincent for arranging the givaway… do take part… there are fourteen prizes up for grabs (details below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the giveaway (which finishes midnight Friday / Saturday, has the following prizes:

And all you have to do is:

  • Follow me on Twitter (worth two entries)
  • Tweet about the giveaway (worth two entries)
  • Visit my page on Facebook (worth one entry)
  • Leave a blog post comment (worth three entries).

Click on the picture above or here to find out more.

Day two of Oh, Henry’s debut tour garners two fabulous reviews

The second day of the debut tour for my dog detective novel, has received two more amazing reviews (click their names to read the full reviews):

“I knew this was the book for me… I was chuckling away… an adorable read… this delightful book… addictive and charming… enjoying the author’s writing style… will appeal to everybody… I just didn’t want the book to end… a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.” Amanda @Ginger_bookgeek on Twitter

“Absolutely charming… a clever mystery all make for an entertaining and enjoyable read… it’s a book that can be enjoyed by many as it’s just a lovely creation… a clear promise of more adventures to come… I’ll definitely be looking forward to joining Henry on those.” Alex @red_bristol

How lovely, kind and generous. 🙂

My thanks as always to Sarah of Book on the Bright Side for arranging. And to Caroline Vincent for arranging the givaway… do take part… there are fourteen prizes up for grabs (details below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the giveaway (which finishes midnight Friday / Saturday, has the following prizes:

And all you have to do is:

  • Follow me on Twitter (worth two entries)
  • Tweet about the giveaway (worth two entries)
  • Visit my page on Facebook (worth one entry)
  • Leave a blog post comment (worth three entries).

Click on the picture above or here to find out more.

A wonderful first day of Oh, Henry’s debut tour

It’s come around so quickly… The first day of the debut tour for my dog detective novel, has received some lovely reviews (click their names for the full reviews):

“This was one heck of an adventure. Henry was simply the cutest. I loved the way the author had characterized him, giving him intelligence and mannerisms of a human. His life away from the facility was filled with its own highs and lows.” courtesy of Shalini (@Shalini_G26 on Twitter)

“It certainly made me smile… the perfect read for grandparents… a larger than life character (think Scooby Do)… an enjoyable read.” Nicki (@nickijmurphy1 on Twitter)

“A really fun book!.. the author has nailed it perfectly and Henry was fab… ace!… really looking forward to the next book.” Donna (@dmmaguire391 on Twitter)

My thanks as always to Sarah of Book on the Bright Side for arranging. And to Caroline Vincent for arranging the givaway… do take part… there are fourteen prizes up for grabs (details below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the giveaway (which finishes midnight Friday / Saturday, has the following prizes:

And all you have to do is:

  • Follow me on Twitter (worth two entries)
  • Tweet about the giveaway (worth two entries)
  • Visit my page on Facebook (worth one entry)
  • Leave a blog post comment (worth three entries).

Click on the picture above or here to find out more.

A busy day – five ‘woo hoo’s and it’s only 3pm!

The day started off brilliantly with me finding out I’d been longlisted, with 121 others(!), for my 143-word story ‘Two Peas’, written especially for Ad Hoc Fiction for their theme of ‘door’. To read the story (and if you enjoy it please click on the ‘Vote’ button) please pop along to https://adhocfiction.com/read/#FlashEbook then keep clicking on the ‘xx more’ until it shows ’53 more’. (NB. there are only a few days to do so; the current theme is ‘Feed’ and then votes for that will open October 30th replacing this one.) Thank you!

Secondly, I’ve been interviewed over at TL Clark’s blog, and starts…

Author name: Hello. I’m Morgen Bailey.
Morgen with an E. Not to be confused with the handful of MorgAn Baileys (mostly American), including a rocket scientist, basketball player, Green politician, and transsexual porn star. I get some interesting Google Alerts!

Are you a traditionally published/indie/hybrid author?
I’m both. I self-published seven books between 2011 and early 2018, and my eighth, The Serial Dater’s Shopping List, was traditionally published, the first of a two-book deal, by Bombshell Books (part of Bloodhound Books) in July 2018. (Hello Betsy, Fred, team, and fellow Bombshells!)  Self-publishing means the author has total control but not the support of a publisher or agent. I’ve been very lucky with Bombshell in that I got to choose the (fabulous) cover, and had a blog tour and review promotions upon release. These days it’s generally up to the author anyway to do most of the marketing and I’m hiring two marketeers to help with this.

Thirdly, I’m the judge for the annual Flash 500 Short Story competition! You have until the end of February to submit your stories but it’s never too early to start planning. Lorraine says, “We are looking for stories ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 words, with strong characters, a well-crafted plot and realistic dialogue (where used). Make us laugh, make us cry, but most of all, make us feel!” That’s exactly how I judge too! Click on the link or photo above to find out more.

Fourthly, I’m going to be one of The National Association of Writers Groups’ (NAWG) regular contributors to their bi-monthly ‘Link’ magazine. You can look forward to writing and editing tips, competition advice and more. Click here for more details.

And fifthly (not finally as the day’s far from over…), an anthology I contributed a (very British, based in Cambridge and inspired by Trinity College’s Great Run) story to is available for pre-order from Amazon. See https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cool-Weather-Warm-Hearts-Anthology-ebook/dp/B07G4LK4XQ for details. Clicking on the picture below will also take you there.