Books I loved reading.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

And heeee’s back.

Finally after the week from hell I can return to my computer. What with people flinging themselves madly at me in London, daughters flinging themselves off horses a lot nearer to home and the impending threat of redundancy – as always at Christmas - I’m strangely still looking forward to it. Not Christmas, I hate this time and all the disasters it always brings, but the approaching return of my soul from Amazon.
      I haven’t sold a book in weeks. Bereft of buyers, you might say. Restricted for readers, a veritable deficiency of delvers.
      Not that every customer of Smashwords, Nook, Barnes and Noble & iTunes is going to injure themselves in their haste to buy my every book on the 3rd of January, (I wish) but I have to meet them half way and actually make them available.
      I’ve been compiling a list of my favourite novels and where to buy them. I didn’t want to do it too early since the dreaded time was still too far away, so I’ll put them up in the next few days. And it’s not just the books I like. There will be every type of genre featured, enough in fact to enthral the eye, beguile the bookworm, stupefy the scholar. 

     I’m going to go now before my keyboard melts.

Friday, 5 December 2014

A small snippet from Old Geezers 2

I'm trying to find a piece to use as a mouth waterer for Geezers 2. I was thinking of using some of this from chapter two. I hope it's confusing enough to make people want to know more.

‘I must have called the Defense Department twenty times. Even when I finally got through and played: pass-me-round-every-department-in-the-goddamn-building, all I got was some smooth talking asshole saying: “thank you, but you must understand that…” It’s driving me nuts!’ Obviously reading their blank expressions, Abe erupted with increased fury, much to the consternation of a passing guest who squeaked in fright before apparently recovering enough vitality to abandon her Zimmer frame and sprint away. ‘The bomb, the damned bomb! I told them it was going to go off, but they won’t believe me.’
‘Well of course they won’t believe you.’ Chet attempted, and failed to keep the sarcasm from his voice. ‘It’s not due to go off for another ten years. What do you expect? “Yes sir, a nuclear bomb is going to go off in Mexico City in ten years – we’ll look right into it.” Look,’ he glared at Abe, ‘it’s over, finished.’

  A little long?

Thursday, 4 December 2014

A lovely Christmas giveaway

I don't have anything remotely useful to say tonight so I thought I'd copy this blog from Marchhouse For really beautiful children's books this is the place to go; and as some of them are free for Christmas, why not give it a try?


Sunday, 30 November 2014

Done it!!!


     I’ve finally done it. Old Geezers 2 is finished. After eighteen edits I’m confident that I’ve eradicated every mistake. I also think it’s the best thing I’ve ever written and hopefully I’ll be saying the same thing about The Book of Pain when I finally finish editing that.

     Now all I have to do is format it for Amazon and Smashwords. It’s a pity I can’t give away Geezers 1 to give people a taste but Amazon won’t let me as I only have a month to go with them and cannot give away anything. But as soon as I get back to Smashwords I will give the first away to tempt people.

     I’m not going to do the Createspace thing. It’s such a colossal pain and I never sold enough to make it worthwhile.

I wish I was as complacent about the cover, but as I can’t pay anyone else to do it, I hope the writing will speak for itself.