Countdown to launch

It will be a relief to finish the first edit of Apostle. As I recall I began the first edit of AOA lounging around in a bar in Turkey – a most conducive environment for creativity. I have set myself a similar task for AOA’s sequel. An incredibly intricate plot (I think even more complex…

The other side of writing

Well a couple of hours ago I typed the final word of my first draft. That means there’s still plenty to do of course before the finished article is ready to be unleashed on my unsuspecting readership. Editing, polishing, feedback from beta readers, formatting, dedication, finalising cover art etc. But with the popularity of self-publishing…

Coincidence or by design? 3:16 and MH17

One can always try and read too much into events. That is how conspiracy theories start. Sometimes they are right and sometimes not. I wanted to look at the significance (or not) of the whole 3:16/17 numerology signs as there is the terrible tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that all signs are pointing towards…

What do you believe?

I’ve read lots of reviews about books where the reader falls in love with a character and cares about that character and their motivation. That’s what sells most books I would guess. People buy people after all. When putting together the first draft of Apostle I have tried to create a different craving for my…

A most interesting challenge

    To make things different this time when marketing Apostle I have come up with a password challenge which is something the characters in the book also face fairly early on. I will use social media to promote as well as the Kindle blurb pointing readers to it (if Amazon allow). The answer clearly…

Play Your Cards Right

As some of you may know I share (along with many other writers I’m sure) Douglas Adams’ annoying habit of being excellent at displacement activity. In other words, I’m very good at finding things to do other than writing. I was watching those two warriors of the catgut Federer and Djokovic (you’ve got to be…