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Book deals and $900 giveaway!

    In the the lead up to release of book 2, Eva Thorne Book 1 is free on kindle. Get it before 12 Dec! Free for Kindle! 4.7 stars -Fantasy/Mystery/Romance http://tinyurl.com/gooca96   I’m also involved in the $500 giveaway so stop by before 21 December and choose my book!

Goodreads Giveaway

As part of the countdown to the release of Book 2 in December, I’m giving away a paperback copy of Eva Thorne Book 1. Tell your friends! Goodreads Book Giveaway Tangle of Thornes by Lorel Clayton Giveaway ends December 15, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

Book Expo Australia

Book Expo Australia

It was an amazing experience yesterday at Book Expo Australia! I got to meet so many book lovers, and it was especially great to talk to people who bought my book, signed up for the giveaway or who just wanted to know more about publishing. A special shout out to those (like me) who love
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Why I don’t write what I know

I just had my first radio interview, and although I spend 4 sleepless hours a night writing my novels because it’s the only time I have for that passion, I didn’t dream once of pitching my book during the interview. I’d say it’s because I like to keep my work and personal life separate, but
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Writing Purgatory

  The first half of Eva Thorne Book 2 was a breeze, the pages and chapters flowing by. Now, 2/3 through and I keep getting distracted by playing Sims or baking bread. I still love the plot and know exactly what to do next, but I feel something is missing, a sub-plot that needs to be
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Blog Tour Roundup

Thanks to CLP Blog Tours I had a great tour in April, meeting some new bloggers worth following and getting some great reviews for Amazon and Goodreads. Thanks everyone!   5 Star Review from Terry’s Book Addiction Terry’s review of Tangle of Thornes: An Eva Thorne Novel I was sent a copy of this fantastic
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What would you do if you became obsolete?

“The publishing industry is reeling today after news broke this morning about Kindle Author, Amazon’s new service that  generates high-quality fiction using complex software algorithms. It’s like Build-A-Bear for ebooks. The reader tells Kindle Author what they want in a story, and then Kindle Author automatically generates the book….For many authors and publishers, news of
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Versatile Blogger

Thanks so much to JeriWB for passing on the Versatile Blogger Award! I always need a kick in the butt to write a blog post, so here goes. I’ll tell you ten interesting facts about myself and then pass this on to 10 interesting bloggers. #1 – I live in Sydney Australia! Ok, that’s not
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Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie is a must read if you love mystery. She set the cliches. And she was always innovating. I was watching the 1974 movie version of Murder on the Orient Express as research for the next Eva Thorne novel. I wanted to remind myself of a few of those trendsetting and memorable ideas later
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A Dame to Kill For

I know I said I’d be watching “Casablanca” next. I’m so ashamed. But “Sin City: A Dame to Kill” For was out on iTunes, and I said “What the hell. It’s noir.” Sin City is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I won’t say I’m a fan. Overall, I never find them an
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