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Blog Birthday: Charred Begonias

Writing&Coe is 5! Also, this is Post Number 700 🙂 I think I’ve done pretty well for a random blog about writing, scribbles, geek and whatever else I feel like posting about! You guys are all awesome for reading, and I officially declare every one of you fabulous.

For the last few years I’ve done random freebies for my blog birthday: if you need something to read there are Dresden Files stories and Greensky shorts, and if you do feel like being extra lovely then you could always go and buy a Greensky novella

However, this year, I’m going to try something a bit different: I want to ask you a favour.

Dun dun duuuuuun…

(It’s ok! It’s a good favour.)

I’d like you to go to Hoxton Monster Supplies, and buy something. I mean, who doesn’t need a tin of Creeping Dread, right? Their profits go to the Ministry of Stories, which supports school clubs and mentors young writers in East London – so it’s a worthy cause as well as having some nice stuff, and it means that while you’re buying yourself that much-needed bottle of tears of sorrow (perfect to flavour any dish) you can do some good at the same time.

Also, if you don’t have Dragon Treats on hand, don’t come crying to me when you end up with half your back garden lightly charred. If you’re not prepared for random dragons, then you can’t complain about toasted begonias! Honestly. Some people…

So thank you for reading, thank you for being awesome, and thank you for getting Writing&Coe to 5 years old – and please go buy yourself some earwax to celebrate!

Blog Birthday! Writing&Coe is four!

Over the four years, I’ve published 537 posts…70 writing and 67 reviews, and the rest either blog or assorted! I’ve had 8610 views over the past year, and 3756 visitors. It’s pretty good for a small blog about me, writing, books, crafty stuff and anything else I feel like writing about – so THANK YOU FOR READING!

I’ve been so disorganised this year that I don’t have any Kate writing freebies, but I can point you in the direction of some freebies from my publisher, Kristell Ink…there’s a free copy of Amunet (steampunk Victoriana adventure with a lot of mystery, a dollop of magic and some really good characters), and also a Rafflecopter of freebies including an Amazon gift card, easter eggs (just in case you’ve run out) and paperback books. Go enter at ttps://www.facebook.com/KristellInk/?sk=app_228910107186452

Portal Cake

Also have some cake, because…

Well, cake!

By the way, the next Greensky book is out soon – I don’t have a date yet (we’re waiting on cover art) but it’s coming!

Blog Birthday: Freebie Short Story

As Writing&Coe is three, and considering one of the things I do is…well, write…I figured that a freebie short story was in order! Find The Wrong Scapegoat below, or as an rtf file or pdf file.

This is a GreenSky short story, partly inspired a little by Vocho’s Night Out by Julia Knight in the Fight Like A Girl anthology, and partly because Zack Rezian comes back in Book 10 and I wanted to write a little about his prior exploits before we meet him there. He’s not actually being too much of a weasel in this story, actually…

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