collingwood: (Blackwood Kiss)
2012-02-07 10:38 am

New freebie, new website!

2012 sees the 5th anniversary of my first book. While I continue working on my third novel with glacial speed, here’s a very special freebie as a small “thank you” for your patience:

you can now download “Lieutenant Samuel Blackwood (deceased)” for free, legal and as often as you want!

Download! Read! Share!
Spread it all over the internet! As long as you’re not trying to sell it, we’re fine. Not that I’ll protest if you should decide to buy the print version, of course.


And as you can see, I have a new website as well: will be retired.

Why the move?

As the US government insists that all .com websites are under its jurisdiction, even if no content is stored on US servers, I'm having my own little Morpeth tea party here. Down with that sort of thing!
collingwood: (Blackwood Kiss)
2012-02-06 12:53 pm

Open Letter: Dear RWA, please stick to your guns. No, really!

Dear Romance Writers Association of America

Much has been written lately about the More Than Magic contest hosted by Romance Writers Ink Chapter of RWA and the changing of the rules, stating that MTM will no longer accept same-sex entries in any category.

It can't have come as a surprise that authors and readers alike were outraged by your decision. But I fully support your efforts to accommodate your jury members who feel "uncomfortable" with GLBT themes, and hope you won't bow down to pressure and reinstate the original rules.


Because I much prefer that people like you are honest. Be open about your homophobia! Wear your badge of narrow-minded stupidity with pride! That way, authors will know right away who they are dealing with, and won't be lured into giving you their hard-earned money. You'll eventually get extinct like the dinosaurs, but with a bit of luck, you won't leave any lasting imprints.

By the way I'm not surprised to see that you've thrown your toys out of the pram and gone home now rather than facing the music. It's probably for the better, though - I don't know if people who can't tell the difference between "not accepting m/m" and "not accepting YA" are fit to judge books in the first place.

Not much love, and definitely no respect


PS: dear fellow authors, I understand that it's important to see your name on the member lists of certain organisations. But this one? I think you can do without.

More about this here and here.
collingwood: (Blackwood Kiss)
2012-01-27 01:57 pm

I'm on DW!

I've moved myself and my community to DW. You can find me there under the user name

[personal profile] collingwood 

and my community under

[community profile] youngcuddy (yes, yes, I know...)

I'll crosspost, feel free to comment wherever you feel more comfortable. :-)

collingwood: (Mr. Tarbottom)
2011-10-31 11:23 pm

Hallowe'en and Charity: "The Last Journey of HMS Dover" is now available!

"The Last Journey of HMS Dover" is a naval ghost story set in the late 18th century, taken from my book "The Radiant Boy - Four Ghost Stories from the Age of Sail". While the book is only available as a paperback, you now have the unique chance to download this one tale all through November for only £ 1.99.

My revenue per purchase is £ 1.23, and that will go 100% to the animal shelter which I've supported for quite a while. At the moment, the cat house is in dire need of renovation, and I hope I can drum up some funds with this "Hallowe'en Special" so the kitties will get a new home before Christmas.

HMS Dover prepares for her last journey, and so does Captain Ashley. After more than forty years at sea, all he longs for is a hopefully long retirement in the country, surrounded by his family and dogs. Unfortunately, there are rumours of a haunting aboard, and Captain Ashley knows only too well how the reputed presence of a ghost could influence the morale of his superstitious tars.

Of course there are no such things as ghosts, only creaking floorboards, the rustling of rats helping themselves to the provisions and the wind blowing eerily in the rigging...

Click here to buy:


Written by Emma Collingwood
Illustrations by Amandine de Villeneuve
Edited by Timothy T. Tarbottom, Esq.

Just like the book, this story comes with a book curse. ;-)

Please spread the word; thanks in advance for buying the story and I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
collingwood: (Mr. Tarbottom)
2011-08-12 11:22 am

What's up, Emma? News!

Yes, yes, I know I said I'd add a blog to the Emma Collingwood website (that's where you can find my original writing) for ages. What can I say -, I just always found something else to do. I'll leave it to my readers to judge my qualities as a writer, but as far as my promotional skills are concerned, there's little doubt that I'm a hopeless case.

But - but! Now I've done it!


That's where you'll find all the latest news and hopefully interesting bits and pieces. And there will be some news very soon - promised!
collingwood: (Default)
2011-01-05 08:45 pm

Books: “The Radiant Boy – Four Ghost Stories from the Age of Sail” now available on Amazon UK

It’s a miracle… or maybe somebody defrosted the computers? Be that as it may,

Four Ghost Stories from the Age of Sail

by Emma Collingwood
with colour illustrations by Amandine de Villeneuve

is now available through Amazon UK!

It’s definitely cheaper for you to buy through Amazon than through my website, so order while it lasts!

Happy reading!

collingwood: (PSCL vignette)
2010-12-31 09:47 pm

Administration: This LJ is only used for posting in communities

If you'd like to discuss my work or have any questions, you're very welcome to do so in


This personal LJ is closed for posting and previous entries are not available anymore.
collingwood: (Radiant Boy)
2010-12-03 08:41 am

Finally! "The Radiant Boy" is now available worldwide!

And just in time for Christmas!

Four Ghost Stories from the Age of Sail

Written by Emma Collingwood
Illustrations by Amandine de Villeneuve
Edited by Timothy T. Tarbottom
ISBN: 978-3842336759



At the annual meeting of the “Young Bucks Club”, four officers serving in the Royal Navy during the Age of Sail share ghostly naval tales.

The second book in Emma Collingwood’s and Amandine de Villeneuve’s “Penny, Dreadful and Tarbottom”-series, “The Radiant Boy” is an eerie and touching tribute to the classic English ghost story and the Royal Navy.

“The Radiant Boy” contains four stories, one b/w sketch, 10 colour drawings by the wonderful Amandine de Villeneuve and “Author’s Notes for the Curious”.

Oh, and a book curse. That one is included for free…

REVIEWERS: If you'd like to review the book, please drop me a line on  emma  at, and please also add a link to the site/blog you'd like to post your review to. I'll get in touch with you asap. Cheers! :)
collingwood: (Radiant Boy)
2010-11-19 09:17 am

Books: "The Radiant Boy" now available on Amazon / Preview online!

Finally! The second book in the "Penny, Dreadful & Tarbottom" series is now available on Amazon Germany! 

Or make your local bookshop happy and place your order there; you can find the ISBN number of the book below.


Four Ghost Stories from the Age of Sail

Written by Emma Collingwood
Illustrations by Amandine de Villeneuve
Edited by Timothy T. Tarbottom
ISBN: 978-3842336759

At the annual meeting of the "Young Bucks Club", four officers serving in the Royal Navy during the Age of Sail share ghostly naval tales.The second book in Emma Collingwood's and Amandine de Villeneuve's "Penny, Dreadful and Tarbottom"-series, "The Radiant Boy" is an eerie and touching tribute to the classic English ghost story and the Royal Navy.

If you don't want to wait for the book to become available through my website (which will be in about two to three weeks), you can place your order on Amazon even if you don't live in Germany. "But I don't speak German!" Don't worry - Google can help!


And for all other information incl. content, price etc. please see my

collingwood: (Default)
2010-11-06 03:11 pm
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