Thursday, 3 September 2020
A reader lives a thousand lives
…and those who never read, only live one.
All those books and all the heads we’ve been inside! Good, evil and some rather bizarre ones with big, pointy teeth. (That was today’s random Monty Python link… “it can jump about - look at the bones!”)
From an author’s point of view, it’s nice to inhabit a character and ‘drive’ them about knowing what will befall them, but often they develop a mind of their own and trot off on a different mission, creating new chapters, discoveries and, sometimes, their own untimely death. There are definitely a few of those in ‘Survival Machines’.
I’ve just received the ‘typeset’ version of the book, which I’m reading through for any wandering commas or misplaced apostrophes. This is how the book will look on page and screen – very exciting! We’re still waiting for a date for the cover though, which has been delayed due to some international issue apparently…
To feed your insatiable hunger for words and outlandish plots, I have a plethora of books to offer you!
Firstly, there’s a chance to add your name to the hundreds already supporting ‘The Lion & the Unicorn’ by Tom Ward - London, 2054. A policeman, H., is called to investigate the murder of a former reality television star, now an outlawed profession. https://unbound.com/books/the-lion-the-unicorn/
Here are a selection of Sci-fi and Crime novels out now:
Super Powers and Amazing Abilities - https://storyoriginapp.com/to/XHSjjeC
Crime, Thriller, Suspense and Mystery Take Over - https://storyoriginapp.com/to/Ho0fr2J
Discover a Cozy Mystery - https://storyoriginapp.com/to/pr7bTSD
And of course, if you fancy a crime fiction trip to the 90’s with yours truly, here’s The Penguin Killer: https://amzn.to/2VadtbY