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Donations made.

When I first published my books you may remember my promise to donate a percentage of my royalties to charity.

With all the figures in for the tax year I have no made true on this promise, and then some.

I have donated 10% of the royalties of Darrienia, plus a little extra to the UHNM (for the NICU) and 15% of the royalties from Herbal Lore, plus a little extra, to the Defence Medical Welfare service

I want to say a big thank you to all those who have brought my books and in turn also supported these causes.

I am currently hard at work on editing the second book in the series, with the help of my wonderful Alpha reader, as well as making some revisions to book three.

Here is wishing you all a wonderful week.

Take care xx


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Darrienia and Herbal Lore are now available.

Darrienia and Herbal Lore are now available.

If you enjoy fantasy, or would like to know more about the uses of herbs in magical or medicinal practices, don’t forget to pick up your copy today.

By buying one of my books you will also be helping to support either the neonatal department of the UHNM or the St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

Herbal Lore

UK £1.99

US $2.99


UK £3.99

US $4.99

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Darrienia raffle goodies.

Hi all, I Hope you are well.

Just a quick thank you, so far we have reached 50% of my fundraising target for the UHNM charity, thank you so much for your generosity.

The raffle has been detailed in the August edition of Literary review, so hopefully that will assist in making the final push towards the set target.


Just a quick reminder of what’s up for grabs. The prize includes a copy of both Darrienia and Herbal Lore, a £20 Amazon voucher, a mug, two bookmarks, pens, fridge calendar, keyring, and a 2016 calendar with Darrienia artwork (calendar, books, and voucher are not featured in this picture)


I must say the calendar is fantastic, I had a very talented artist designing it for me. It is expected to arrive with my pre-release copies of the two books on August 19th, but some of the art work will be used as teasers which I will start to release on the run-up to release each Friday, so watch this space.

If you want to enter, the competition closed midnight (GMT) on 30th August 2015, go to and make a small donation to enter. Just to remind you, there is no minimum donation.

Thank you again for all your support, and good luck.

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Cover reveal date

As you may know I decided on a different cover to my book than the one I previously selected, it happened after much consideration as I feel the new one is a better fit and it has been designed specifically for my book by a very talented individual.

I am pleased to announce the cover reveal will occur on the 13th July, so be sure to keep an eye out.
Don’t forget, 10% of all author royalties from this title will be donated to the UHNM for use by the neonatal team.

You can also help me raise money for them by entering the Darrienia charity giveaway at
It is open to all countries, and the Amazon gift voucher for the winner will be provided through the winner’s local Amazon and the prizes posted out by myself.
I have already reached 18% of my target so thanks to all of you who have donated so far.

Also on August 1st I will be announcing details of the second title to be released on September 1st, this title will also be donating 10% of author royalties to a selected charity.


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Chairty page now open for the Darrienia giveaway

Hi all, it’s a little premature I know, but I have opened the charity page for the UHNM charity, with funds being directed to the Neonatal department.

Anyone wanting to enter the draw for a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher, two books authored by K.J. Simmill, and other goodies, please check out my fundraising page KJ’s justgiving page

This giveaway is a means to raise funds for the University Hospital of North Midlands, with funds being directed by the charity to support the neonatal departments.

The Winner of the giveaway will be drawn on August 31st, prior to the release of Darrienia on 1st September 2015.

There is no suggested donation, so please give what you feel you can, anything raised will be gratefully received. If you are donating please be sure to leave an email address, so that I can contact you if you are the winner and arrange for the items to be shipped to your location. No details will be used by myself for any means other than contacting the winner.

In addition to this giveaway, in which a donation is requested for entry, the author will also be donating 10% of royalties to the UHNS charity received from the title Darrienia.

I am still in the starting stage of getting everything arranged, details of the items will be added at a later stage, however I can reveal that it will contain the following:

Two books both authored by K.J. Simmill, A £20 Amazon gift voucher, a Darrienia notebook, A pen, and a 2016 calendar.

Please note the cut off date for entry will be August 30th 23:59 GMT, the draw will be held, and the winner announced, on August 31st. The items will then be shipped to the winner.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.