Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Breaking News

The book should be available on the publishers website within the next twenty four hours in e format, and available from Amazon next week. Rest assured, I will keep you posted!
In the meantime, you do have a Kindle, don't you?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The party is on!!

Courtesy of the amazing interweb thingie I've booked my train ticket to Aberdeen. Thanks to those well-known economy-minded travelers 'Carando' I found a reasonably priced hotel, £78 for two nights about a mile away from the city centre. Now to dig out some warm clothes, I really don't think that my Fijian 'Bula' shirts and a pair of shorts will cope with Aberdeen in October!
I spent today proofreading the manuscript and checking the formatting. Just a couple of minor changes, about six words I think. Nicola the publisher has sent me the e book galley, so after I incorporate the changes in it, all systems go.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Book launch party?

The publishers, Vamptasy, are holding a party on the 1st October to celebrate their official launch. To make the event as impressive as possible they're going to have on display all the books that are already available in paperback format and special pre-release versions of those in the pipeline, full list below.

R.B. Clague – twenty twisted tales
John tomaino – the white room
Riley steel – Red’s Robin
Tony Paul de Vissage – sweet sips of Blood
Nigel Moxley – The splines
Robin renee ray - Dark knight of the skye, return of the prophecy(pre release),
when she wakes(mini back), damnation (mini back)
Robin r Longley – Forever lost (mini-back)
Guy betar – unexpected meeting ( Mini back)
Donald Gorman- Driving while dead
Deborah Noel – Tangled Bloodline
Donna Milward – thoeba
Peter Bernfeld – A man out of time (pre release)
Trish maudlin – becoming the sheriffs wife (pre-release)
David cosgrove – digby the awakening (pre release)
Kathi s barton past due (mini back)
Rue Volley – Blood and light(pre release) Smoke and mirrors (pre release)
Riley steel – The taming of Ilona (pre release)
Nicola ormerod – Roxy May
Josh buckle- the rise (pre-release)

As it happens, I will be in the UK on the 1st of October and I've asked Nicola (the publisher) if she would like me to attend. Gosh, could this be my first book signing? They are working on having a Skype video link so their authors overseas can join in the fun! I'll keep you posted.
Amazon UK

Monday, August 22, 2011

Interesting News

Still no word on the e publication date, but it can't be far away now. The interesting news is that the publisher has organised an event scheduled for the 1st of October and wants to have ALL their books available in paperback at the event. This means that pre-release copies of 'A Man out of Time' will be available at the event, and presumable on general release shortly after that. I'm told that the only difference between the pre-release and released copies will be that the former will have no bar code on the back, but an ISBN number will have been applied for.
The hold up in e publication is due to editing problems with the book ahead in the queue; I have sent an email to find out what the latest estimated publication date is, so you'll hear as soon as I do.
Work on the follow-on book has been pretty much non-existent for the last couple of weeks as I've been working six days a week on Troutbridge. Hopefully before I pay a quick visit to the UK at the end of September all the interior woodwork will have been sanded, stained and varnished. For those of you interested, there are photos on my mailasail blog.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Click on the cover

Go to the publisher's website then click on the cover of 'A Man out of Time'. Pretty spiffy, eh?

Should be available on Kindle really soon now!

Friday, August 5, 2011

What if?

My 'bio' is now live on the publishers website. Click here to go there.

A Man Out of Time

Out of an unimaginably violent electrical storm a boat appears that proves
to be three thousand years old.

There is one survivor and you find, against all the odds, that you have a
common language.

You fear that this survivor might possess knowledge that could
potentially change your world.

What if you are the government and you can neither explain how such a
thing could happen nor reassure that it won't happen again?

What if it has happened before?

What do you do now?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Coming Soon

The book cover has now appeared on the publishers website, listed as 'coming soon'. 

A couple of days ago I had an email asking for an updated 'bio' because they wanted to list me. I don't appear under 'authors' yet, but the cover is there.