Book Cover Blues

Halfway through May, and I am still working on the Ruth In Pieces cover…slowly improving, but apparently still missing the mark. I am a stubborn ass and am determined to do something worthy of the genre. I must have done about 100 variations, and now have decided to take the last few to my Meet The Author/Workshop event in a couple of weeks 28/29th May. If your live in Townsville or environs. Come along and meet me on the Friday night and/or participate in the Workshop on short Stories. ALL FOR FREE.

I am going to write in more detail about this in the TIP-C group, if you’re interested in the gory details.

In the meantime, I have to confess I haven’t done much work on actually writing my mystery Series. Escape to Danger is available on Amazon in both ebook and paperback.The ebook of Tidal Secrets is up on Amazon and the paperbook will be up soon. The Curlew’s Cry is languishing badly, but I will be back on track by beginning June.

This link will take you to my page and You will be able to read some of the first pages, almost all of chapter 1.

The psychological thriller books, Ruth In Pieces being the first of the trilogy, is up on Amazon in ebook form also. However with a cover I”m told just won’t do…see above. Book 2 is with Allen and Unwin. Book 3 is in the pupa stage and vaguely mapped out with a start on Chapter 1 having been made…

I know you want to tell me to concentrate on one thing at a time, and I would if I could. Don’t worry I’ll get there…ummmm, yair of course I will.

My good twin Rosa Christian has been busy as well. Her blog will go up tomorrow on Rosa’s Work.

In the meantime, I need you to sign up for my newsletter and/or do a review for me on Amazon. If you do subscribe you get a FREE sample of the short story anthology Death, Danget and Dark Dreams. Just a mouse click away.

Thank you in advance.

P.S. If you are an author, formatter, cover designer or otherwise involved in book publishing don’t for get to visit TIP-C and share your invaluable knowledge, experience and insights.

Alack Alas

Sigh! Here I was getting all excited about having Escape to Danger ready for sale as a paperback before Xmas so my friends and neighbours here could purchase them for pressies, but the best laid plans etc.

I will now plan for a book signing for sometime in the new year, all ways supposing I can upload the cover to the printer to their requirements. I made some mistakes at first but went back and corrected them, however it proved impossible. I really wanted to have it printed in Australia, but looks like that won’t happen. I think I am on top of it now and will resubmit it though they have not responded to my last submission.

On a happier note, I did load it onto Amazon for printing without too much trouble and ordered a proof, which has arrived. Thank god I did ask for the proof. I found what to me was a big timeline error, and a number of typos, which I have now fixed. The quality and look of the book was pretty schmick. So, it will be available as a paperback from Amazon books soon.

I have started Book 3, but have put it on hold to work on the above and also do a further edit on ‘Daughter of Anger’ Book 2 of the DNA series to enter into a Allen and Unwin’s Crime novel competition. I need to get a move on cause it closes 26th Feb 2021. Plenty of time you might say, but don’t forget the silly season has started and I am bound to be distracted.

Speaking of which, allow me to get in early and wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season, celebrated in which ever way you do with the people you love.

I may get in another post before the end of the year but I make no promises. 2021 is going to be a ripper. Get excited and stay positive. Talk soon, Percy.

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