I have recently had to face up to something that I have suspected for a while, but been overly-optimistically denying to myself. For all my self pub ebooks so far, I have been doing my own cover designs (usually in Serif’s excellent DrawPlus). In the last few weeks though, I have finally admitted to myself that they are all a bit too homemade and amateurish. I have had great fun doing all of them, but I simply do not have the art and design skills to really do justice to them. Instead, I have turned to a professional – the excellent RLSather – who has provided these superb new designs. Continue reading
I have been waiting for a while to write this post; mainly because I have been trying to choose the most appropriate time. It almost came a few weeks ago, when we all received the fantastic news that ISIS has finally been kicked out of Palmyra.
(A few surviving tally sticks; the original “Stocks”)
It’s something that happens to all of us. After getting an idea, you work hard to put it together in the best possible form, you finish and feel satisfied, and then you stumble across something which – if you’d known about it at the start – could either have made the process much simpler, easier and quicker or enhanced the finished product. For writers it can come with an especially irritating edge, as I’ve recently been reminded of when it happened to me a few days ago. Continue reading
I have just settled on the title of the second Erik Midgard book. The writing is going well and “The Lost Libraries Archive” will hopefully be available in a few months. The ebook tags are going to be exactly the same as Book 1; science fiction, time travel, detective and murder mystery. To celebrate the sequel, I am going to be posting all the chapters of the first installment of Erik’s saga “The Time Traveller’s Ball” on Wattpad here for online enjoyment. I hope you all like it and as always I hope its as fun to read as it was to write. I will also be unveiling the cover of “The Lost Libraries Archive” here fairly soon.