17 days to go ...

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Hi all

As of Sunday lunchtime (a very pleasant ham, cheese and mustard sandwich, since you ask) on Father's Day, East of England is 87% funded, so there's less than £500 to raise to hit its funding target. The book's on course to achieve this by 4th July, which is all good, though if it gets there sooner, even better!

This means that with a fortnight or so until the funding bit is initially…

25 days to go...

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Hi all

I've put a red line under the crowdfunding for  East Of England, to ensure that the book is funded sooner rather than later. My deadline's 4th July which is - at the time of writing - 25 days away. So, there's plenty of time for folk to get on board, but the end's in sight. Even once 100% funding is achieved, there'll be some time for folk to get involved, as there's an inevitable delay…

11th May - East of England funding progress update

Friday, 11 May 2018

Hi all

A short update on funding progress for East of England: we're at 57% funded. That means that we're still on course to have the book financed by the end of June, when the post-production malarkey will begin. 

You can help speed up the process by spreading the good word about the book, mentioning it to generous reading-friendly chums down the pub, and by marching up and down your local…

22nd April, and almost halfway there...

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Hi all

At the time of writing, East of England is 48% funded, so a small handful of pledges will push the book over the halfway mark and the book will start careening towards publication. Blimey. Big thanks for your support and patience thus far!

I'm currently employing all manner of special weapons and tactics to get to the magic 100% mark, but have devised some further dark strategies to do…

System glitch - email sent again in error!

Monday, 9 April 2018

Hi all

Apologies for you having been resent an email dated 1st April. Not sure what's happened there. Will contact Unbound HQ and find out what's going on. 

Apologies again!


Happy Easter! East of England update 1st April 2018

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Hi all, and a happy Easter to you if you're having a break, be it a religious festival, a few days off, a handful of chocolate eggs, or any blend of the preceding. 

In terms of project progress for the funding of East of England, we're at the 37% mark, which means there's £1500 banked with the publishers and £2500 to go. There's 88 supporters for the book already - which is fantastic - so that…

East of England update 14 March

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Hi all

The ongoing crowdfunding's just hopped over the 31% complete mark, so the book is very nearly a third of the way to its funding target. Being this far into the funding starts to make the book a reality, and it throws up a couple of interesting problems for me to figure out. 

One of the higher-level pledges is to have a character in the novel named after you (or someone of your choice…

East of England update 28 Feb: free audio sample

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Sunday sample eoe

Hi all

A free audiobook-style sample from East of England this morning! Engineered (and read) by John Ashbrook of Radio Pictures - a former colleague and all-round good egg - the file will give you a taste of what an audiobook might sound like. The music used is "On The Streets" by Daniel James Dolby. Hope you enjoy it.

Fundraising-wise, we're officially out of the initial wave of enthusiasm…

Cover artwork concepts for East of England

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Hi all

I've put up a blog post over on my own website about the six cover art concepts for East of England kindly prepped by my brother, the inestimably talented Maxim Peter Griffin

Check the images out here

And if you like what you read and see about the book you can support it into life by pre-ordering here



East of England update 2: on the way - 14th February 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Hi everyone

We're three weeks into the crowdfunding for East of England, and the stats show we're at the 19% mark, with just over 50 backers for the project. So, another huge thanks for the support you've shown for the book (and for me). In a day or so I'll be emailing back with a link to an audio file for the first part of the book as a small listening gift for you. This contains the first ten…

East of England Update 1: getting going - 29 January

Monday, 29 January 2018

Hi all!

Ths is the first of a series of project updates I'll be posting online about my Lincolnshire-set noir-ish thriller novel East of England, which is crowdfunding now via Unbound. As the project has only been live a week, there's not a whole lot to report on, so this is just to first say a huge and heartfelt thanks to those who've pre-ordered the book by pledging towards its crowdfunding costs…

Still funding
88% funded
118 backers