Quick Update

21 Jun

So I have stopped my review request campaign. Turns out that this is rather rude. It’s like telemarketing. Luckily, one of the first people I sent an email to is an author who has a rather acerbic wit. She led me to her website that deals with authors who would spam others. It had excellent advice and I am in the process of implementing the advice.

On a more positive note, I have now included a widget on my website. It’s on the right-hand side and it is a graphic from Pacemaker that shows how many words I have written in my novel Stoc. I need to write about 50,000 words to finish the novel. I finished Part One yesterday at around 48,000 words. That will bring the novel to around 100K words which is the right number of words for my novels, I think. 120K words is a little too much.

Anyway, now you can track my progress!

Ciao.

Canadian Military Family Magazine

20 Mar

I am pleased to report that the Canadian Military Family Magazine (cmfmag.ca) has done a piece on me under their Avid Reader section. It’s a lovely two paged glossy write up with a section on me and a section where I got to recommend novels that inspire me. I have no idea where you can get the magazine if you are interested – especially outside of Canada. I do know in Barrhaven you can pick it up at the Sobey’s Grocery Store for free by the door. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen the latest issue there yet.

Here’s a pic of the inside. Sure hope this is legal to post here!

Black Friday Sale

21 Nov

I am doing a Black Friday sale with my two novels on Amazon.com. Yes, that is correct: the New Druids series will be on sale!

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The first novel, Duilleog will be FREE starting November 22nd straight through to Saturday, November 26, 2016. Yes, free. My GeBA Gold award winning novel will be FREE for five days!

 

 

 

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The second novel, Craobh will be on countdown starting at $0.99 USD and going up a dollar every couple of days – so get it early. This is my GeBA nominated novel, folks!

 

This is my first time doing this – hope it interests you!

Ciao!

GOLD winner of the Dan Poytner’s Global eBook Awards 2016

14 Aug

GEbA_GoldI admit to some degree of surprise but I am very honoured to have been recognised as the winner of GOLD in the category of Fantasy/Other Worlds in the Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards 2016 for Duilleog. Duilleog was my first novel in the New Druids series and a novel I wrote to fulfil a long-held desire to see my name on a novel. Now having published book two, and working on number three, I can only wonder how writing has become such a passion. If you haven’t read my two novels, please do so. And leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads!

I wrote Duilleog sometime ago and went through all the pain indie writers go through. Writing the novel was the easy part – it was the formatting, rules, publishing challenges, etc that plagued me. It took me nearly half a year to simply figure out the how of publishing. Craobh took me only nine months start to finish. Stoc will be about the same.

Thanks to the judges over at Dan Poynter’s. You honour me.