The e-book is available now and has been for 8 days. The print book should have been on sale from the 6th but some idiot [me] didn’t enable it with the distributors and therefore it hasn’t been available. Having only just realized what a stupid mistake I’d made I have now corrected it, and as soon as the OK to sell the book filters through to the book sites and they update, it will be available. Sorry if this has been a confusion for any one. It certainly was with me when I searched the sites and couldn’t find anyone selling book 2 in print. This is a classic for me when it comes to doing anything on line that requires even a modicum of IT skills. Best wishes to everyone.
F B A book 2 has been excepted by the distributors after a few hiccups. On sale for the print book from 6th June 2019 and the 10th June 2019 for the e-book. Will paste on the synopsis plus a good few pages for a free read before then as soon as I can get some help doing it. Best wishes to everyone.
Book 2 has been formatted ready for printing and also for the e-book version.
The next stage is to put in the meta data with the distributors and set a date for release.
Meanwhile I am a good third of the way through writing book 3: Bullington Castle, which is set in Cornwall and revolves around a family of seriously eccentric aristocrats. I will tell you more later on once book 2 is up and running.
The cover, the spine and the back page of the second book have been put to together by my daughter Melissa. The art work designed again by Steve Royce Griffin. I am in the process of writing the blurb for the back page having already written the synopsis for the two novella length + stories: Jack the Flasher and The Blue Diamond.
The stories are very different with Jack the Flasher, set just before Christmas, centering around the rich and privileged in the more affluent areas of London. There are a wealth of eccentric characters in the tale who seem hell bent on disrupting the detectives investigations to cover up who exactly Jack is.
While Jack the Flasher is a crazy but light, feel good,tale, The Blue Diamond is very dark and sinister without compromising on the comedy aspect. Brutal and bizarre murders occur within this tale. The story travels across London and incorporates the good, the bad and the truly evil.
Book 2, with free reads, will be ready to publish, we estimate, within the next two months by which time it will be spring in England. Hooray!
It may seem that I’ve been neglecting my website because of the lack of blogs. in truth I’ve been swamped with stuff to do for the launch of my first book this coming Monday.
I love writing so much it rarely stresses me out, but striving to be a self-publisher is daunting, there’s so much to learn and so much to do if you want your work to reach beyond family and friends.
One of my biggest problems has been learning how to navigate around my laptop, learn to type and make use of all those little tricks that assist you in making life easier. The transition from longhand to typing on a laptop was painstaking and I often lost it to the point of drowning that ‘vicious brute’ in the water-butt or taking a sledge hammer to it. I was convinced the thing had been invaded by an alien troll that was hell bent on destroying me; and the only thing it was helping me with was how to string hundreds of expletives together while jumping up and down and waving my arms about like a demented crow scarer for several minutes at a time without taking a breath.
Those who have already been down the self-publishing route assure me that it all gets a lot easier after that first book, and I believe it will. So, if you’re thinking of writing that book and publishing it yourself, go for it. It won’t be easy and may not be worth it but you’ll never know if you don’t at least try. You’ll be amazed at how many lovely people will offer you their help, especially on line and from all over the world.