Departure Anniversary

It has been a year, and you are still travelling. We are hoping that you are enjoying your travels. Are the sights you are seeing interesting? Do you look in on us from time to time?

Are you still on the Interdimensional Steam Train? Have you changed your method of transport? These things and many more we would like to ask.

Have you found vegetarian food that isn’t vegetables that you like?

A year has gone by, fast, or slow, but it has been the first year you haven’t seen with us. I can certainly thank you for the talks we’ve had, the advice given, and the certainty provided.

You may be gone, you are not forgotten, your fans, friends and family will always remember you.

Dad

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Still here, just procrastinating…

Firstly, a hello, and apology to all Dad’s loyal followers.

I have been procrastinating for a while now, as I have one finished project, that just needs compiling, and another that is still very much in the typing up phase.

I have been bitten by the Warhammer 40,000 (by Games Workshop) bug, and have been painting some newly acquired models, and deciding what to do with some I previously had.  This, in the main, is what has caused me to dither on Dad’s projects, and has caused my absence, as well as volunteering at a school full time.

Hopefully, things will even out soon, and I will be able to take the time needed to actually finish these two projects, and then decide on the best way to proceed from there.

I haven’t forgotten anybody, just been working through things in my own way…  It’s Dad’s Birthday at the end of the month…  He will be scattered, possibly in Dunwich, which was one of his favourite holiday spots.

Authors and supporters

Hello friends.

I am looking for self published authors who would like the chance to give a reading, talk to library users,  and help promote their works.

I cannot give dates or times yet, however, my local library was extremely supportive when I pitched the idea of helping to advertise and support self published authors.

As I am based in Ipswich, UK, I am hoping that there is at least a little interest in this activity.  We were thinking about running it alongside a wine and cheese evening.  If you are a children’s author, then please get in touch as well, as we can arrange something for children to attend.

If you are interested, then please email me detailing your name, and pen name if appropriate, genre, book title(s) buy from page, for those who use print as well as eBooks, and a small bit about yourself.

I really hope I can generate interest, help some of Dad’s followers/friends/fans, and help boost your sales too, as we are interested in actually buying your books, for our users to enjoy, and hopefully introduce into the mainstream Suffolk County Council Library systems.

 

It Has Arrived!

http://www.lulu.com/shop/steve-k-smy/patterns-of-the-mind/paperback/product-21539459.html

Patterns of the Mind.

This piece was one of Steve’s longest running pieces of work, that may still not be totally complete.  However, since he moved on, we have been steadily collating, typing, polishing, scanning, and fixing text and images, poems and illustrations.

If you ever wanted an insight into an author, and maybe a better understanding of a friend, then I would definitely suggest purchasing this book.  It is available as both a shortened eBook version (which is cheaper) and a decent paperback.

So, here it is, and in all its glory Patterns of the Mind.

Pen strokes

Lines of Thought

Words of Wonder

Patterns of the mind!

Roll Call for Ideas

Well.  I am a member of my local library’s “friends of…” group.

One idea that I want to put forward is to help with the promotion of the self-published author.  Now, the part I need help with, is the how…

Offering a “meet and greet” is one way, however for foreign authors, or those that are definitely NOT local, this may be impractical.  Another method could be to have a small section dedicated to self published authors… but who decides what goes in there?  

So, what would you, the possible beneficiaries of this idea suggest?  

Are any of you within a reasonable distance of Ipswich (UK) just in case there is an opportunity?

Are we still here?

Well, that is an interesting question.

I am working hard, and have now gotten a temporary job, os things will slow down a little.

There are, as you may have figured out, several projects on the go, as well as wrestling with work and the Job Centre.

I decided that in order to attempt to motor through the current typing project, I legged it off to one of the two local Starbucks, with my laptop, and a ream of pages that need typing up.  I found that I make great progress that way, especially as there is no TV to distract me.

Well, enough distractions here…  I am still going on, hopefully, more updates and progress reports to come soon!