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AUTHOR BIO


I've been in the writing trade for 15 years now, starting out in print, with magazine fiction and short stories, flash fiction, humour pieces, newspaper articles, policy and procedural docs, technical manuals etc.   I've also been at the cutting edge of technology, writing paid Internet columns back in 2000-01 as well as contributing to one of the earliest e-books (PDF) in 2001.

Plus I've had the twenty requisite part-time, temporary jobs we in "The Arts" are supposed to have, so that we can eke out an existence while creating.   But that's okay; it's called "research"!

So, now it's the Era of the Indie Writer ... join me on my journey, won't you?






 

 

FAQ




WHERE ARE YOUR BOOKS AVAILABLE?

For now, my books are only at Amazon, in e-book format.   I am holding off distribution to other e-book platforms at the moment.



 

ARE YOUR BOOKS AVAILABLE IN PRINT?

I have no plans to release my current e-books in print format.   However I won't rule it out for future releases or particular genres; namely the historicals.



 

WILL YOU DO PRICE PROMOTIONS, DISCOUNTS AND DEALS FOR READERS?

Absolutely!   I announce any upcoming and scheduled book promos, discounts and deals on the Promos and News page.



 

WHAT SPELLING & GRAMMAR DO YOU USE?

My books are written using British Commonwealth English, spelling and grammar.   However, just to confuse everyone, there are exceptions to this rule!

For instance, I wrote the novella Christmas Wishes ('A Holiday Short' series) over a decade ago, using American spelling and decided to self-publish as is.   And in other books, I much prefer some US spelling (drafty instead of draughty;  donut instead of doughnut) over British spelling, so I've used the American version in those places too.

Also, if the book is set in the United States, I've switched UK words over to US words (e.g. flashlight instead of torch;  garbage can instead of rubbish bin) - that sort of thing.

A general notice about using British English is posted in the front matter of each e-book.



 

WHAT ARE THE HEAT / ADULT CONTENT LEVELS IN YOUR NOVELS?

It will vary from book to book, series to series, and genre to genre.

My humour series (The Holiday Shorts, for example) are a bit of bawdy fun, with some adult humour and jokes.   My romances will contain sex scenes and adult themes.   Historicals, etc -- undecided yet.

Basically, I'll write what the scene and narrative demands.

Notices are also posted in the front matter of each book and on each book page on this website, to inform of adult content, so readers know upfront what to expect.



 

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DO YOU HAVE A PRINTABLE BOOK LIST?

Sure do!   Click here to go to a printable list of my complete work.



 

CAN I SUGGEST CERTAIN CHARACTERS GET THEIR OWN STORY?

I work by planning and scheduling very long term, so currently have a bunch of novels already mapped out on paper.   I know in advance which character will feature in which novel / genre, and how many stand-alones, duos, trilogies, quartets etc there will be per completed series.   So, by all means, suggest away, but it's 99.99% likely that I've already planned a book for that character.   =)

Please see this question about suggesting plot ideas.



 

ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS

I am not a member of Amazon Associates and I do not belong to any other associate or reward program.   Each outgoing book link on this website is a direct link to each book sale page at Amazon and does not go through any third party or associate schemes.

The exception to this rule will be on the odd occasion when I am taking part in an Indie group promo or sale -- the Promos and News page will detail these -- where the organiser of the promo may use an Associate program and links.



 

ARE YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

No.   I've been online so long now, I've seen the rise then eventual fall of far too many Internet things.   While I do check in with a few blogs, to keep up to date with industry news, the only place to find me now is here, at my official website.



 

BUT DIDN'T I SEE YOUR BOOKS ON GOODREADS?

Actually, yes!   Although, I am not a member and didn't add my books there, per se.   However, some nice person / people / Amazon auto-program has added a listing of my books to the Goodreads site, which is super cool and makes it easy to leave reader reviews, etc, all in the one place.



 

IS THIS A BLOG?

No.   It's not.

However, I will be updating this author website on a regular basis with details about the newest published books, upcoming releases, series and character notes, etc.   You can see what's new by clicking on the Promos and News page.

[ 2014 note- A BlogSpot site using 'Lita Locke' in the URL exists, but it is not in English, does not belong to me and has no affiliation with this publishing name + website! ]



 

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LICENSES & OWNERSHIP OF E-BOOKS

E-books are currently NOT covered under the First Sale doctrine, like print books are.   Instead, they are limited licensed -- not owned outright -- to individuals.   So, while you mostly likely own your reading device (Kindle, Kobo, Nook etc), you don't actually fully own any of the e-books on it! What this essentially means is that readers and buyers cannot resell, sub/relicense, copy and reproduce, re/distribute, or transfer the e-book or its license in any way, shape or form.

Depending on the vendor you choose to buy your e-books from, you may however be permitted to borrow, lend and gift an e-book according to their specific terms and conditions.



 

A NOTE FOR ASPIRING OR NEW AUTHORS & WRITERS -

Please do not send me your stories, writing or writing questions.   I am unable to help you get published or with your writing, editorial, critique etc needs.   There are places online that cover this information or offer the help and services you may require.   Any unsolicited stories or writing sent will be deleted unread!   Any submitted plot ideas for my own novels will be deleted unread as well, as I do not accept manuscripts or plot input from others for legal and ethical reasons.



 

A NOTE FOR AGENTS -

I am not seeking agency representation at this time.



 

A NOTE FOR PUBLISHERS -

I am not seeking a publisher at this time.



 

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?

My main contact is via email and I thank you in advance for taking the time to write to me!   Most of your questions should already be answered within this website, but if they are not and several people ask a similar question, I will add that Q&A to this section.

Please do not send attachments, pictures or graphics; those emails will be deleted unread.

Humanoid?   Simply translate the following address into email-ese, then click send!    =)

admin (at) litalocke (dot) com





 

 

COPYRIGHT


LITA LOCKE WEBSITE

All text, books and covers, overall site design, plus metadata on this website © copyright Lita Locke.   Other copyrights (original web template, wallpaper, original stock art etc) are owned by their respective creators and have been credited / attributed above and elsewhere on this website.   Licenses have been procured, where required.

Content from this website is not to be republished or reproduced in any form or format without my express, and prior, written permission.*   No part of this website is to be stored in a digital, archival, retrieval storage system or database.   Not to be mirrored, framed, hotlinked or wiki-ied!

All rights not specified are reserved by the author.

 

*   Permission for Single User Personal Use - anything reasonable for personal use or personal research by a single user (e.g. bookmarking, printing hard copies of book lists, synching to devices, saving for offline reading, hyperlinking webpages) -- allowable.   Anything commercial or Internet-wide related, email for permissions.

 

 


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~ Book List ~


  • Wraith
  • Finding Serenity
  • The Last Pages
  • The Cupid Curse
  • Funny Bunny Business
  • Christmas Wishes
  • Miss Bliss