Saturday, 28 January 2017
Quo Vadis, Scriptor?
[Image was a poster for the 50s MGM blockbuster 'Quo Vadis']
All pledgers will have received their copies of Gibbous House by now. I hope you will all attempt what is, I admit, a big,fat book for a first novel. Any who do finish the book, do please leave your review (five words or a hundred and five will be equally welcome) on Amazon.co.uk.
Well, here is the news.
The launch party went very well, although there were a few cancellations at the last minute, but if you saw the weather on Thursday 12th January in London you will understand why. That said, Rachael Kerr kindly made it through the rain (and snow) all the way from Oxfordshire, whilst others came from points much further North. Caitlin and Kathryn, from Unbound, organised the whole bash very well. I wanted to do a reading from the book but I forgot my annotated copy and couldn't find the passage I wanted. So it became the shortest book reading ever! Approximately 10 words. "Ever the iconoclast, Lawrie" as one of my teachers from the Duke's School in Alnwick, Northumberland, said to me many years ago.
I do have about 60,000 words of a first draft sequel to Gibbous House, called No Good Deed or What Moffat Did Next. I shan’t give anything away for those who haven’t finished reading Gibbous House as yet. Suffice to say, Moffat is in no way a reformed character.
Other projects are 40,000 words and 30,000 words each of two rather different P.I. noir-ish novels. I continue to post short stories and poetry on ABCTales from time to time:
You can find two short story collections (self-published) here:
Keep an eye out on Amazon for how sales of Gibbous House are doing. Tell your friends that you enjoyed it, but please don’t lend out your copies (unless your friends are really, really poor).
Until some time in the future…