My First Word Press Post and My Second Book

A real, life, hold it in your hand copy is so much more of a thrill. Not from the reader point of view, I’ll read anything and anywhere, but when it comes to being an author it feels so much better to have a copy of your book in your hand.
Last year my book The Legends of Light came out as an e book and I was naturally thrilled but not as much as I thought I was going to be. My publisher has no decided to have all our books available from POD and I got sent a couple of proof copies of my new Sci/Fi Fantasy book On The Edge, which is a kind of warning to people about being too trusting and is set on an alien planet somewhere in my head 🙂
My point being, as soon as I got the printed proof in my hand I felt more than thrilled, it was like I’d given birth and I was loathe to let anyone else touch it in case they damaged it. Now my first book is coming out in print too so I’ll get to hold it and coo over it as well!

http://greyhartpress.com/2012/03/15/our-first-simultaneous-print-and-ebook-launch-looms/

Advertisements

Invites For Frogs

   It’s been a funny few weeks, sometimes rather surreal. I was invited to a book launch for Short Stack, the book of short stories I contributed to, published by For Books’ Sake and Pulp Press. You’ll find mine on page 72 by the by. Anyhow, they are having a launch party for the actual, hold in your hand, look at it and grin, copy and it’s going to be in London towards the end of March.

   I can’t go, to be honest I wouldn’t have been able to go even if it had been a few miles down the road… I would have looked like I had come in fancy dress. My story is about the reanimation of corpses and that’s roughly what I look like past about nine at night, my eyes dry up and go red and my joints etc have just about given up by then too. But I would have so loved to have gone, mixing with my fellow authors and the other people from the literary world… and probably saying something stupid or doing something dull. They asked if I wanted to read my story at the do… um, yes if you provide a large bucket of water, a packet of sugar free sweets and allow me a good hour to do it in… either that or I’m going to sound like a frog with a bad cold.

   I’ve got a new novellette coming out soon, On The Edge is a prose book this time, still Fantasy/SciFi and still darn good of course, and this time it’ll be coming out in a paperback version as well, for all you people who don’t have an e-reader. Greyhart Press are also going to be releasing Legends as a paperback which will be great because the artwork is so wonderful it deserves a wider audience and a better platform.

   Watch this space for a post about the launch of a poetry anthology called The Storm is Coming, published by Sleeping Cat Books, which I’ve contributed to. They are going to supply the blog so I don’t have to think too hard, all I have to do is copy and paste which is a blessing at the moment. I’ve hardly written anything for a week or more, the energy to lift the pen just hasn’t been there and my mind has had it’s proverbial tumble weeds rolling around in it… probably with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons playing as well while everything is put on hold. I haven’t even been reading much which is almost unheard of.

That’s it for now folks… watch this space.