Spotlights, Finds, WIPs and Extras

Stage_vector3 I Was Placed Under The Spotlight – Twice!

I have to thank M C V Egan, author of The Bridge of Deaths, for putting me under the ‘spotlight’ on her blog!  You can find the post here.  I also have to thank Kat at Indies Unlimited for another spotlight feature, for my book Shade of Evil.  The book is also featured in the Indies Unlimited Bookstore.  With Wednesday’s release of The Sigil of Ahriman, that’s pretty good timing!  Please support both these blogs by popping over to visit and leaving a ‘Like’, or even a comment, if you feel moved to do so.

Delightful Finds

A few days ago, my wife (Jenny) found two books in a local charity shop.  One will prove to be wonderful for entertaining the grandkids, I’m sure.  It’s The Pagemaster by David Kirschner & Ernie Contreras, illustrated by Jerry Tiritilli, published in 1994 by Kingfisher (ISBN 1 85697 276 3).  I’m sure many of you will know it, and/or the movie of the same title.  The other book is The Trivia Lover’s Guide To Cricket Stories, Facts & Feats, published in 2007 by Complete Editions (2009 reprint).  As you might guess, this little book is a highly amusing, and informative, guide to the great game of cricket, including some fascinating, and sometimes hilarious, facts about the history and practice of the sport.  Considering the original cover prices, the shop sold these at a stunningly low price each!  The first book is just as it should be, with beautiful illustrations that make the words come alive.  The second is one of those books that any enthusiast of cricket will delight in dipping into whenever the mood strikes, or they just need something of a lift.

Works In Progress

I’m currently working on two writing projects.  First, I’m writing the fourth instalment of G1: The Guardians, as I mentioned in a previous post.  The second project is in response to a recent review, on Goodreads, of the fifth short story in the Thief series.  Not wishing to frustrate a reader, especially one who has taken the time and trouble to write reviews of my books, it seems only fair to write another instalment of the series, though whether it will remain a short story, like the others, remains to be seen!

While not a book of any length, Kat of Indies Unlimited (see above) is encouraging me to write a guest blog post for their site.  I’ve thought about this and I decided to go with a subject that I have some strong feelings about.  Needless to say, I am honoured to be asked!  If the post I submitted isn’t accepted, then it may appear here at some point.

Extra Features

You may have already noticed, but you may not, so I thought it appropriate to mention a couple of extra features.  First of all, the top menu now includes eBook Reader software/Apps.  This takes you to a list of software/apps that allow you to read virtually any kind of ebook.  I included it because there are still many readers who don’t know about these eReader substitutes.  If you use anything else that’s not listed, I would love to hear from you!  Secondly, there’s a new ‘badge’ for the blog, that serves a specific function.  It advertises the Book Promo Day.  Beneath the badge itself is a text box containing code.  By copying this code and pasting it into a page on your own website or blog, you can help spread the word!  The more authors availing themselves of the offer, the wider the range of books featured – which has got to be good.

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About Steve

An author since the age of 13 years, writing again dominates my activities. My "Imagineer-ing" blog is my primary site. Also: Beginner knitter since November 2010. Favourite knitting techniques: cable and lace. Beginner cross stitcher. Beginner jewellery maker. With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure. He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine. After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine. When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave. For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can. While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story. Posted by Son Damien

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