Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Hello Again

Hi everyone.

Sorry it's been so long since my last blog. Well, it actually hasn't been that long really, because I deleted my last blog. I wrote it in anger and frustration at my problems that couldn't be fixed, namely health and wealth (or lack thereof). I responded to government remarks of people not in work and the benefits chaos that is about to ensue this coming April.

The only thing that has improved is my attitude towards everything that is about to happen, both to me and to everyone else. I won't go into details, as I am sure that each and every one of us will be affected in some way by the changes going on around us.

But things aren't all doom and gloom. Two days ago I won an award for my novel, Fabled Enigma.

It isn't the biggest award, of course, but I was very pleased. I will be framing my certificate as soon as I can. 

Writing news

My next two or three books are almost finished, and will be with us soon. I say two or three because, two of them are mine alone, and one is a collaborative novel written by myself and a few good friends. We are now bringing all our work together and its looking like its going to be quite a chunky tome. It was interesting to work with other people on a novel like this, because the ideas bounced off and it got quite exciting. Can't wait to see the finished product, it's going to be great.

Other news

The weathermen said last week that the whole of Britain was going to be covered in snow, and for everyone to be careful etc. I love snow. It's cold yes, but its beautiful and fresh and can be fun. Trouble is, I don't think Manchester counts as being part of Britain. We didn't get any snow. We got smidging little, can't tell if it's raining or not, non-stick slushy rubbish. Until two days ago. Then it stuck for a couple of hours. No drifts or build up of the beautiful white stuff. There are little patches of it in places that show us that it did indeed snow, a little. But that's all. I wish I lived in an area where they actually get real snow.

Other other news

Amazon, the place where most of us buy our books, has removed some reviews from my books. Their excuse was that they will no longer allow rival authors to review each others works. Trouble is, the reviews removed were not from other authors, but from actual non-author fans of my work. I was, to put it mildly, very miffed and upset to find the reviews gone. Can I appeal to anyone who has read my books to pop along and review them. I would be grateful for your help in this, as Amazon has gone slap happy with their policies right now, and only seems to like and enjoy having 'rich and famous' authors on their site. 

In case you didn't know, my books have now joined the ranks of the 'select' programme. I did this so that my books can be borrowed for free by Amazon Prime members. So, if you fancy a read, then pop along and borrow my novels.

You can find my books HERE

Be careful in the snow, and wrap up warm on your travels.

See you next time.

1 comment:

  1. You're so interesting! I do not suppose I've truly read through anything like this before.
    So good to discover someone with some genuine thoughts on this issue.
    Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site
    is one thing that is required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!
    Feel free to surf my homepage severe tmj pain symptoms