Writing blurbs is both an art and a science. Happily, I’ve long been a fan of both endeavours. Even so, writing the blurbs for my own books is always a challenge. The blurb needs to instantly captivate the reader. Every word needs to pull its weight. But, what should you highlight? What should you include as a teaser, and what should you omit for fear of giving away too much too soon!? What follows are my musings on how to write a blurb for your book. [Read more…]
Welcome to my new website!
Although life continues to be delightfully busy, I finally carved out the time to corral multiple facets of myself into this XYZ project.
Ostensibly, this site acts as a way to showcase the novels already out in the world, and my new novel, Colony, which will be out later in 2017. Colony is currently available for pre-order as an eBook, with the paperback edition available to order on September 15th. I’ll also post the occasional screed about writing, book promotion, and related miscellany.
If we’ve not met before, and you want to know more about what I do, head on over to the Author and/or Projects pages. You can also check out some reviews of my work, and a handful of interviews over on the Press page. If you’d like to talk to me about an interview or other press coverage, or would like a review copy of any of my books, send me a message at L [at] leighmatthews.xyz. Thanks!
And, if you like what you see, please consider supporting my work through Patreon.com, and by following me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Highlights include plenty of photos of a rather stern-looking border collie, as well as the occasional giveaway announcement.