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What Next?

I wrote my first novel Monkey Puzzle in 1995, after I was made redundant, and set about looking for an agent to represent it. I got about 30 rejections. Eventually, I spoke on the phone to a literary agent in Ireland. He had not read any of my work, but when I told him my […]

MAKE YOUR BOOK VISIBLE ON AMAZON

I published my first WW2 thriller, The Black Orchestra, as an eBook for kindle on Jan 15, 2013. It took me 7 years to write. The final version had been professionally edited – twice – and rewritten several times. Initial sales were not encouraging: Jan sales: 19 Feb sales: 21 On the last day of […]

Analysing my Readership

In an attempt to identify my readership demographic, I took a detailed look at the reviews received for The Black Orchestra. Here’s what I discovered:   US Female Male Both All Unknown Total 79 248 327 439 112 No 20 62 82 111 29 Average 3.95 4.00 3.99 3.95 3.86 UK Female Male Both All […]

Officer and a Spy

Book Review – An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

I recently finished reading An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris, and I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a book. It tells the story of Alfred Dreyfus, found guilty of espionage in 1895 France and of Georges Picquart who uncovers the truth. Harris describes it as a thriller, and […]

Bone Donor

Book Review – The Awkward Detective: The Bone Donor

One of my favorite authors, Wright Forbucks, has published an amazing new novella. Wright specializes in dark humor and he does an amazing job. I have read and loved all of his books, but this, his latest one, is a winner. The story revolves around Jason, a young man in love. The object of his […]