After six weeks of anxious waiting, I’ve had a “thanks, but no thanks” email from Unbound. The brief email explained that it wasn’t their sort of thing. Fair comment, but it would have been good to get a little more feedback than that. Onwards and upwards though. Salmonweird will see the light of day. Continue reading “A “No” From Unbound”
Welcome to spring! Is it just me, or do you feel quite motivated and energetic to get stuff done as soon as spring comes around? I certainly do. While my other half was away at a conference (not far, the hotel was just three miles from where we live!) I took to doing lots of productive stuff. Continue reading “Fiction Projects Update April 2017”
One of the best things about submitting a piece of fiction is that you don’t have to brood on it. Salmonweird is already out of my mind for the next 6-8 weeks while I await news. In the meantime, I have plenty of other projects to work on.
Just a few days have passed since I completed the first draft of Salmonweird. But the muse has definitely taken resident in my brain for a few weeks. I don’t think she will be going anywhere for the time being. On Sunday, I spent some time finally working on Dead Lock, my companion piece for horror-comedy Dead Heat. Continue reading “The Explosive Opening to “Dead Lock” (Dead Heat Follow Up)”
Today, I have mostly spent my day trying to sort out my tax exempt status for Smashwords where I recently put up Dead Heat. The UK is one of those countries to have a tax treaty with the USA – meaning self-published authors like myself can apply for tax exempt status from our American cousins and claim all of the cut from our sales. Hurrah!
Continue reading “Tax Exempt – but Here, Jump Through These Flaming Hoops To Get It”
I can’t believe it has taken me a year to read this seeing as the writer once described me as “one of his favourite review bloggers” or words to that effect. I’ve read four of his works to date, and I was very keen to read this, part one of a trilogy set in the same universe as his first book Aetna Adrift and following on in a roundabout sort of way, from the previous book. Continue reading “Book Review: Far Side of the Rubicon by Erik Wecks”
I’m very pleased to announce to you today that my zom-com Dead Heat is now available as hard copy editions.
Corporate team building days can be fun and when three friends: Jim, Mike and Tony are told this year’s event would be the Dead Heat zombie race, where they would be chased by aspiring actors of mixed talent pretending to be zombies, they thought it would be worth it for a day out of the office.
My recent novella Dead Heat has a number of 4 and 5-star reviews already on Amazon Kindle. Want another good reason to buy it aside from the great reviews? How about a short section of some horror and some funnies to encourage you to buy it? Continue reading “A Sample of Dead Heat – My Horror-Comedy Novella”
I just want to post the first few hundred words here of the mirror story I hope to publish by the end of the year. As you can see, it’s a very different opening. I’m not sure about the newspaper headlines I’ve included, and may eventually work them into the narrative. It does five you a sense of the alternate history we are looking at though.
Dead Heat has now been out for a couple of days (hurrah!) and if you haven’t bought it yet, what are you waiting for? I discussed some time ago that I had an idea for a mirror story and after jotting down some ideas since submitting the final draft, I’ve knocked up an extended blurb and a preliminary cover.
Continue reading “Compiling The Mirror Story “Dead Lock””