Sunday, 28 June 2015

Glass of red, anyone?

So what do you do after suffering the emotional wringer of a weekend promo? Yep, the title's a huge clue - or is it just the glass that's huge?

And the universe was on my side, with the sun beating down, enticing me to step away from the sizzling keyboard.

Trouble is, you can only twirl the glass, drink in the beauty of an English country garden and listen to birdsong for so long ...

Then it's business as normal. Out comes the ipod (3 day's worth of mostly rock with a touch of folksy Pirates and the occasional Buble) and my microsoft pencil. Yep, this summer I've reverted back to writing longhand because at least then I'm getting some sun and fresh air. Funnily enough, the tan is coming on nicely - the sun is still hot enough when I finish work at 4pm to burn, as confirmed by a fifty-pence-sized spot by my left armpit where the sun-screen missed.

Only trouble is, between 10th May and 12th June, I scribbled 60 pages - at around 550 words per page, this meant about 33k words. I took a long weekend in Wales and managed to type up around 20k of them, but since then I've written another 18k - it's one of those Forth Bridge scenarios.

So I'm not exactly asking it to rain, but while it's sunny I cannot resist the pull of the fresh air. And when this is the view above your notebook, who can blame me?

Anyone know of a reliable voice-to-text app?

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Seriously? In THREE countries?

There were definitely feathers involved before my head hit the ground.
All day long, working to seal a garage ceiling against the insidious petrol fumes invading me Da's bathroom, I was away from my laptop. Then when I got home, t'internet is on a go-slow.
But when I checked through the websites, it seems the world and his wife have been downloading for England. And America, Canada, Gemany, Australia, France, India and even the Netherlands.
And here's the result. How Fantastic is that? You could knock me down with a feather!

Friday, 26 June 2015

Download Fox Among Wolves for FREE 26th/27th-June 2015

For 48 hours starting at midnight (Like, NOW), you can download Fox Among Wolves for FREE in the US  (that's around 8am on Friday in the UK

Yep, that's right, for this entertaining bestselling story, you pay nothing, nada, nil, nichts, naught, rien, zip, zilch. In any country in the world.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Slater at Rock-bottom price

Blimey, I couldn't compete with this headline for pure corn, so I've left it in there.
The deal is, for today and tomorrow, Jacky Gray's Stonehenge adventure is FREE to download in UK, US and lots of other places too - apparently it's being downloaded in Germany and Japan!
This press release tells you more about the story:

Interesting about all that Summer Solstice stuff - and good timing - gives you a week to read it before you plan your own little ritual to the longest day of the year. I like the idea of jumping over a bonfire ...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Fox gets Physical

Yep, around 22nd May, the first paperback version of Fox among Wolves became available. A fully-fledged, real-live, you-can-actually-hold-it-in-your-hand, book. So there's Fox, all ready to go, and what did I do about it? Precisely nothing, that's what.

No Fanfare. No Bunting. No Worldwide Press Release.
Not so much as a tweet (well, you all know I don't tweet).
Thankfully, one of the lovely wWw Ladies put a fb post about it, so it didn't pass by completely unnoticed.
No excuse really, just a general malaise. Being holed up in a different country writing several chapters of the sequel Big Bad Wolf kinda had something to do with it. Who knew how shocking some of these characters could be? I'm having so much fun as they are all starting to show their true colours. Who knew that...
Ooops. You're just gonna have to wait. Hopefully during my next holiday (this time in a hot, sunny country) in September, I'll be able to finish it so we might even get the kindle copy in time for Christmas. That would be awesome.
Tee Hee.