Sorry for not posting sooner, but 2020 has been hectic so far. It started when I woke up one night wondering if I'd left a huge plot hole in my first novel, My Strange Acquaintance with Death. As it turns out, I hadn't. However, as I read through the manuscript, I realized it needed a … Continue reading First post of 2020
The last three months have presented me with some challenges that prevented me from publishing my second novel, Their Exasperating Dance with Death. The book is actually done but due to cataract surgery on both eyes since August, I've been unable to put the final, finishing details on the novel (mocking up the cover, etc.). … Continue reading Delay in second novel
I've just added a new short story on the SHORTS page. Call it my homage to Halloween. I'm also putting the finishing touches on my follow up novel, Their Exasperating Dance with Death. I hope to have it ready for publishing before the end of the year. You can see tentative cover art on my … Continue reading Spooky Halloween story
It's been a hectic summer and I've been away from this blog for too long. Over the past few weeks, I've managed to get my first novel, My Strange Acquaintance with Death, stocked in the main branch of the London Public Library. I've always been a huge fan of the public library system so this … Continue reading New story ideas
I can't describe the thrill of telling people I'm a published author! Steven King doesn't have anything to worry about losing his audience to me but what a joy it is. Today, I went down to the main library here in London and donated a copy of my book. I hope to donate an eBook … Continue reading On being published
I'm beginning to receive some reviews and so far they've all been really positive, including one from an IndieReader reviewer. I meant the book to be a fun read and that is the overwhelming response I've gotten. At the same time, I'm coming to understand the sheer number of new books that are published every … Continue reading Reviews are coming in!
I just received my first paperback copies of My Strange Acquaintance with Death and - wow! - what a thrill to be holding my very own novel. Now, I need to start marketing the thing! Next week, I'll be going to a couple of the local bookstores to see what's involved in stocking my novel … Continue reading Books are available
I've added a new page to the site and called it SHORTS. Every so often, I'm going to post a new, short story to the page and I'm going to challenge you to write your own story. Or, maybe, you want to tell me how to improve mine? Constructive criticism is always welcome. The point … Continue reading Short story challenge
The day has finally arrived! As of today, eBook and Paperback versions of my novel are available to purchase . I am so elated to be able to go to these sites and see MY book! Go to my NOVELS tab to read an excerpt or buy from Amazon, Kindle, Kobo and soon Chapters-Indigo.
An update on my first book launch. I've been speaking with Anna James, my Marketing consultant at Tellwell, and we're developing a plan to publicize My Strange Acquaintance with Death. The release date is still scheduled for May 31, 2019. For anyone out there who has ever considered writing, my advice would be to simply … Continue reading Marketing planning