Author Archives: Peter

About Peter

Peter Carroll is a Scotsman, author, musician and wildlife enthusiast.

Let It Bee

I have to confess I’m not much of a gardener. Let me re-phrase that. I’m not a gardener. I have a garden and I cut the grass and pull up some of the weeds, but that’s really about the extent … Continue reading

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Reviews – Are They Really All That?

The accepted wisdom in publishing is that reviews are critical to the success of a book. On Amazon in particular, people claim that a host of five star reviews is key to turning your book into a best seller. But … Continue reading

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Just the Ticket – Not!

In 1983 Kiss put on their first proper tour of the UK. Aged 14, four of us got tickets by getting an older sibling to phone the box office on the morning they were released. They cost £5 each, and … Continue reading

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Forever Young

It’s 1980, I’m eleven years old, and I’m lying in the bath. At the side of the tub is my radio/cassette player. The cable snakes out under the door and into the upstairs hall, where it’s plugged into the nearest … Continue reading

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I’m A Pulp Pusher!

I am incredibly happy to say that one of my favourite Scottish authors, Tony Black, has invited me to guest on his esteemed blog; Pulp Pusher. If you want to read a bit about what inspired me to write, and … Continue reading

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To Pay or Not to Pay

Earlier today I noticed a book promotion site being used by lots of writers via a hashtag on Twitter. It looked interesting, so I went to the website and started to delve into the detail. The main headline declared that they … Continue reading

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On The Road

At last, the new novel Drivers is available to buy from Amazon. On Kindle for now but with the paperback on its way soon. Amazon UK or Amazon.com If you do ever buy, read and enjoy any of my books, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Drive

I’m delighted to have received very positive feedback from beta readers, editor and publisher regarding the draft of my new novel ‘Drivers’. I’ve just worked my way through revisions, suggestions and so on and am very close to submitting the … Continue reading

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The Price You Pay

Why certain books sell, while others don’t, is a conundrum. Some terrible books sell by the barrowload and some fantastic books…don’t. Books lauded by the great and the good, with terrific reviews and recommendations from others, flounder in the lower … Continue reading

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And then there were four…

  That’s Stark Choices available on paperback now and the set so far is complete. Thanks as ever to Dave Lyons for his help. It would be hugely appreciated, if you’ve read and enjoyed any of my stuff, for you … Continue reading

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