I am delighted to tell you that I have had an article, or guest post, put on the Indies Unlimited site. You may find it of some interest. If you do, it would be great if you could make that known over there.
I have more news. I now own a new Samsung Galaxy Ace Android smartphone, thanks to my eldest son! I quite like Android as a system but this ‘phone suffers from what would appear to be a common problem with such devices. The ‘phone itself has very limited storage and relies on you using a memory card. Sounds okay, until you find the glitch in the system. Basically, there’s a bunch of apps preloaded, many of which you probably won’t need, but which you can’t delete, so when you find apps you would like to use, you soon run out of space for them! What happens is that the apps install to the ‘phone and not the memory card and you can’t move them across. So you actually find yourself with a device with maybe four or five apps you chose and a mass that you didn’t. I don’t wish to sound ungrateful, because I’m not, but it seems a very clumsy system…
Because of problems I was having with my health, I spent several weeks unable to go out of the house. Needless to say, I started going just a little nuts. In fact, it takes very little time for me to develop mild agoraphobia, which simply makes going out even harder, when it does become possible. Well, yesterday’s lack of a blog post was a direct consequence of the fact that I managed to not only leave the house, but I travelled around 25 miles to my daughter’s! It isn’t without a price, of course, as road conditions are such that I’ll probably need most of this coming week to recover, and I got a whole 30 minutes sleep last night. Still, I did go, and I even spent the day sat outside. That’s how I discovered that I am distressingly pale. My hands were amazingly white, and I’m used to them being quite brown long before this time of year. All said and done, though, it was great to get out and to see my daughter and her family! I even got to see my eldest son and his kids en passant. That was a touch amusing as he brought the kids out to the car to say hello. Naturally, I opened my door. The moment the youngest, a little girl, couldn’t retreat fast enough when she saw me and spent most of the time hiding behind her Dad’s leg.
There will be something of a delay in new books being published. My younger son is absolutely swamped with work, which means that, between that and his family, he can’t devote time to producing the cover artworks. Naturally, while this is immensely frustrating, I do fully understand. It means, however, that the second edition of Shade of Evil and my novel, both from the G1: The Guardians series, will not be appearing for a while yet. It may be of interest to you to know that I have gotten a fair way into the next tale in the series, too, which is showing every sign of being a second novel. As a side issue, I’ll be posting another segment of background to the series this week, so keep an eye out for it!
I’m looking for willing volunteers! I’d dearly like to hear from anybody who would like to review the tales in the G1: The Guardians series. Naturally, I am willing to provide free review copies, in whatever ebook format is required. I am not looking for any ego massaging! I would truly like some honest reviews. It would also be fantastic if said interviews were published on the following:
The reviewer’s blog,
any other bookstore site (kobo, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, etc.)
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