Hardback published

The hardback copies of Lightfingers are now available to buy at Lulu.com.



The paperbacks have arrived!

Paperback copies of Lightfingers

Lightfingers now in paperback



Lightfingers is now up on Lulu.com to buy as a paperback.

Wow. That’s strange.

I mean, it’s one thing to publish an e-book. I download long fic as e-books to my Kindle all the time. I sent earlier drafts of Lightfingers there from word. I am used to reading not-officially-published stuff on my Kindle.

But paper is a whole different ballgame.

I wonder if many people will buy it…



I like to think that I’ll always remember last night, coming home from a ukulele lesson on my crutches (long story) and thinking, it’s been 6 hours, maybe Amazon will have passed Lightfingers for publication and idly checking my phone, because, who knows?

And there it was, available for purchase.

As of 1pm today UK time I have sold 13 copies of my book via Amazon’s US, UK and Canada sites. I have also created the DRM-free PDF and have sent it to all of the £2 backers of my Kickstarter who favoured PDF as their preferred medium. Epub and mobi to follow along with the paper copies.

And here I am, a published author.

I tell you what, it’s a damn good feeling.

Lightfingers is currently available for purchase at:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Spain

Amazon Italy

Amazon Netherlands

Amazon Japan

Amazon India

Amazon Mexico

Amazon Brazil

Wow that is a lot of Amazons…

Lulu copies to follow!


Presenting, the cover of Lightfingers

Lightfingers coverAs designed by Peter of http://bespokebookcovers.com/.

LIghtfingers will be available to buy for Amazon Kindle soon!


And so it begins….

Three years ago I completed the first draft of my first ever NaNoWriMo novel, Lightfingers. Then I started rewriting.

A little over a year I submitted the Lightfingers maunscript to the Harper Voyager unagented open submission. I got pretty far, falling out of consideration only when numbrers had dropped from 5,000 to 200 under consideration.

This year the agent I wanted told me I obviously had talent but this manuscript just didn’t stand out enough.

Two months ago I finished the last set of rewrites.

Yesterday I launched a Kickstarter to help me pay for a professional cover design and, should funds allow, a professonal copyedit.

One day very soon the first adventure of Leni Lightfingers will be published.