This week something exciting happened. Theillustrations for my first children’s book, Grace & Bobo: The Trip to theFuture, came through and the book is ready to go to the printers. It’s a wholenew market for me, having leapt back and forth between adult thrillers andshort horror, and a very exciting prospect. My daughter Grace is especiallypleased as she has offered free copies to her teachers and her school are keento see the finished product. I fully intend for the book to be available intime for Christmas so keep an eye out for it over the next few weeks.
As I mentioned in my last blog post, I was in the process of launching a new digital magazine, with the help of Red Cape Graphic Design. Issue 1 is now complete and available for pre-order here:
Inside, you will find book reviews, short stories, author interviews, poetry, and a giveaway. In Issue 1 we are giving away a signed paperback of both Confessions of an English Psychopath and Manchester Vice, both by Jack Strange. What’s more, everyone who enters will receive a free e-book of Confessions! The magazine is priced at £1.99, or free on Kindle Unlimited.
We are also accepting submissions for short stories and poetry so keep up to date with the Facebook page for more info on this, as well as some fantastic value advertising opportunities for authors.
In my last post, I mentioned that I was attending a book fair / signing event at the Underground Theatre in Eastbourne. This was the first time that I have done anything like this, so had no idea what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. I sold a few books, (always a good thing!), and met some other local authors. I ended up buying four books myself,but it’s so difficult not to! Since that event, I have been in conversation with another local author about putting together a book event in Brighton, the details of which will be announced within a few weeks. If you are local to the south of England, you can keep up with the book fair info at Brightonandhovebookfayre
I hope that you are all well, and thank you for taking a few minutes to read this. Feel free to get in touch with any comments or questions and please do take the time to grab a copy of one of the new short stories.