Well, once again the new year has snuck up on us and it’s nearly February already! I’ve been somewhat absent from blog land recently but what with study and book launches and Christmas….well you know.
Anyway in 2015 I began the process of getting my name our there more as a writer. So let’s start with a quick recap of 2015 first:
- First off I had my story Reflections on a Malady appear on Shadows at the Door, a website that plays host to all sorts of ghost/horror stories.
- I also plucked up the courage to introduce myself to The Story Reading Ape
- I joined Goodreads, finally
- Then I was approached to appear on The Wicked Library podcast, where my story was read out. I was also interviewed as part of the show. My first interview! I was quite nervous and didn’t say half the things I wanted to. But I hope it wasn’t awful.
- My second collection of 6 Victorian style ghost stories, The Haunted Chamber and Other Stories, was finished and launched as an eBook (hurrah!).
- A combined paperback edition containing all the stories from A Spirited Evening and Other Stories and The Haunted Chamber and Other Stories entitled 12 Ghostly Tales, was also released.
- Most recently I had an article published on Spooky Isles. You might like this one if you enjoyed my blog post about Eyam. This one’s about it’s neighbouring village, Stoney Middleton.
So much for 2015. What is on the Horizon for 2016? Well I have been asked to be a contributor to Shadows at the Door’s first anthology. My story is being prepared and I’m just waiting on my contract. A Kickstarter campaign is due to launch in March (watch this space).
A Spirited Evening is now back in the Kobo store and can be purchased with 50% off, until January 31st 2016, with the code JAN1650 as part of Kobo’s sale. This code can be used as many times as you like up to the 31st on any book published though the Kobo Writing Life platform. So, lots of chances to help indie authors. #supportindieauthors . Don’t worry Kobo don’t reduce authors’ royalties to do this so everyone wins. (Offer applies to UK, US, CA, NZ and AU stores). I’m planning on having The Haunted Chamber available from Kobo soon as well now that its kdp select enrolment has ended.
I’m also hoping to get caught up on some reading and get back to reviewing. I’ve been very naughty and bought lots of books. I may need to be rescued from under a pile of paperbacks in the near future. I’ve discovered the British Libraries Crime Classics so my weakness for old books is threatening to get the better of me again!