Book 2 Paperback Now Live!

Since then, I received my proof for Tidal Secrets, edited it – again and the print version is now live. You lucky things!

I can’t believe that it’s been a month. How on earth did that happen? The reason I’ve not got to blogging is that I’ve been busy editing and u loading new covers etc. I find it a bit discouraging when all this external business takes me away from writing which is what I love to do. Still, needs must. If I am honest a lot of it is that I’m so stubborn and that I rather enjoy the challenges inherent in these other efforts. How about you?

I am about half way into the prequel for the mystery series, Beaufort’s Landing, and have decided on the Title Coming Home since It starts with Xelma returning to Australia from Paris, having parted from her long-time lover there. She meets, Al. Remember him? Yes, that’s right — the crime boss ex-husband. Very gooood. It will only be a short novella, and available free, in the first instance, only to my newsletter subscribers. So, sign up below.

I still haven’t got to printing Ruth in Pieces but this week for sure.

So saying I must get on with it

P.S. My other me has been busy too and you can read all about it here….

P.P.S. I am going away for a couple of weeks on the 19th and since I no longer have a working laptop, I’ll probs not get back here until next month. Though, that is probably more than enough for you. See ya later alligata!

Still working at it

Well the bad news is that I’m not really any closer to deciding on the cover for Ruth. The good news is that I’ve had lots of very helpful feed back from the good people in the Indie CoverProject Facebook group. We’ll see what they think of the latest ones I’ve just posted there.

My other news is a lot more exciting. I have been accepted for a grant from the Townsville City Council through my local community association RaDCA. So if you hapen to be at a loose end on the dates below come on over…

I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m very nervous. Lots of work to do beforehand. So I’ll leave you with that thought. ‘Bye

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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DON’T READ THIS…

Book 1 in the Death ‘N Anarchy series.

Now available as an ebook on Amazon

DON’T READ THIS BOOK unless noir psychologique is your thing.

Be warned… It broaches many disturbing subjects.

Not to give too much away, but there is a serial killer out there, and it may be someone you know – someone charming and kind…and deadly. They are everywhere – living next door, pillars of the community, in your family. 

You will call them evil, but they are you and me – to a lesser or greater degree. They are people you like and/or admire. They are human; complex, damaged and cruel: oft-times kindly, generous and loving. 

If you are filled with rage and hatred and want to hurt them, want to kill them; what does that make you; what does that do to your soul? 

Look into their eyes. They were once young and innocent, until something happened to change them, weren’t they? OR, were they born evil, already damaged by an aberration in their D.N.A.? Look into their eyes during their last moments; they are frightened of death, but long for it; terrified by life, but long for it. They are human.

Of course, the whole book is not filled with horror. As in life, there are good even joyful moments, full of love and laughter; tenderness and beauty; adventure and travel; exploration and discovery. 

You must understand, whether protagonist or antagonist, or sometimes one and then the other, the characters are human after all. However, you know that…you’ve met them…

Percy Rose.

P.S. I got some kick-back for writing such racy, nasty, weird, horrifying stuff.

Others loved it…go figure…