Well, have I been busy, or what? I am delighted to announce that I set two new books on pre-order at Amazon – take a look! Continue reading
No, not another “Game of Thrones” review.
It’s snowing in Luxembourg, Halloween is here and there’s only 55 days left to Christmas at time of writing. (To keep track of how time’s running out for your gift shopping, click here.)
And it’s been another month of ups and downs in a writer’s life…
A Short Story Published
“Your Secret Library” Online Magazine – Halloween edition!
Newsletters and Amazon
Like many other authors, I’ve had to change my newsletter mailing company as they weren’t delivering on the promised delivery. There’s so much admin involved: migrating my mailing lists, setting up new signup forms and “thank you” mails, creating newsletter templates, changing the links to my signup form in all the books and everywhere else I published it.
Amazon continues to have problems retaining valid book reviews. So far (touch wood) I’ve not lost any more, but other writers are again seeing theirs erased. I’m watching and waiting…
The Writing Part
And so to the stuff I am supposed to be doing – writing!
My classic noir is in final revision with a target publication date of January 1st. A dozen of my short stories are with various online critique groups.
The new covers for my sci-fi trilogy seem to be doing the job, as my sales are climbing. (Someday soon, I have to write the sequel.)
I’ll get back to making imaginary things happen to people who don’t exist.
PARADISE IS A RIDE AWAY… If you survive the journey
I am so very pleased to display the new covers for my sci-fi trilogy!
Spies, lies, action, treachery, romance, combat, space… What’s not to like? Continue reading
This writing game is a bit of a strange adventure.
A fiction writer tells lies in a vacuum. S/he tells lies about things that didn’t happen to people who don’t exist. And there might be no one listening… Continue reading
In my previous post, I dangled some “click bait” about how I was over-committed, then offered only a cliffhanger. My bad.
Seriously, I found myself in a time bind over the last few months… Continue reading
I’ve finally had to admit it. I’m over-committed.
I never planned to spam my blog followers with daily ramblings. Twice or thrice a month would suffice. But I’m down to one post a month.
So I changed the tagline in my posts to “An occasional blog”. Truth is good. (Unless, of course, you’re a politician of any persuasion.)
So why am I swamped? Continue reading
Today, I’m addressing avid readers of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Stock up on your summer reading!
There’s a massive Books Giveaway, a 99c Discount Price promotion, and a “Win a Kindle” competition. Read on… Continue reading
It’s been a long month.
Apart from the usual writerly stuff (you know, the stuff a writer thinks s/he’s going to be doing like… er… writing) authors across the world have been struggling with Amazon‘s widespread and apparently random deletion and blocking of reviews and trying to navigate the European Union’s new GDPR law.
Read on… Continue reading
Happy News #1
Had a great time at the UK’s annual Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention (Follycon) in Harrogate. Met some old friends and made some new ones. Learned a lot and had a few new ideas sparked. Delighted to say that my friend David Allan got his first publishing contract. Congrats, David!
Happy News #2
It’s Easter again and that means the UK Annual SF&F Convention. So here I am having a great time in the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, Yorkshire, and truly majestic it is.
Tomorrow, my SciFi novel, “Janus Arrival“, is released (for anyone who hasn’t noticed my earlier posts about it) and the trilogy is complete!
Now, if only the rain would stop and the threatened snow holds off, it would be a wonderful Easter.
Happy Weekend to you all!