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Friday, 18 August 2017

Car oradour sur glane

I trust the summer is turning out well for you, even if the UK weather has not been so fabulous lately.

Funding for The Burning Hill is now up to 77%. Not too far to go... Please do let me know if you would like some of the postcards I’ve had printed for distribution among book clubs etc. and I’d be delighted to pop some in the postbox to you. Every flicker of interest and every pledge is gratefully…

Postie

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Burning hill postcard

After the baking weather in the UK, we're back down to 18°C - same as Rio today.

On The Burning Hill front, I've had some promotional postcards made as per the photo below.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in my novel, whether individuals or book groups or other groups, please do let me know and I'd be delighted to send as many postcards as you would like for distribution. As always…

Phew

Friday, 26 May 2017

Pitch party the burning hill

So, it's been a fairly potty week since the Pitch Party on Monday evening and I've only just managed to catch my breath.

My pitch went pretty well. I was third up out of the eight authors, and remembered all my words and managed not to use my notes, which is probably the first time ever with stuff like this (practiced quite a bit on Sunday and mumbled through it over and over on the train up to…

Pledge Party at Waterstone's, Gower St, on 22 May

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The burning hill ad flint ansml

Partnering with Waterstone's, Unbound are running their second pledge party at Waterstone's in Gower St, London, next Monday, 22 May at 6:30pm, and I've been picked as one of 8 authors to do a pitch!

It's like a Dragons' Den for authors, and attendees can vote for their favourite at the end of the evening. There will be everything from Fiction (me!) to Memoir, Poetry to History - please see details…

Letting you know

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Crowdfunding has been an interesting process so far. There have been weeks where loads of activity have resulted in not very much, and then along comes a run of pledges (a case of waiting for buses, the Brits might say). I have now made it to 63% funded and I’m very grateful to all supporters.

Unbound reckon that the 60/70% mark is the home straight and that funding tends to snowball from there…

video feedback

Friday, 10 March 2017

Hello lovely people,

A quick update - The Burning Hill is now 45% funded. Many thanks to those who have pledged this week.

I'm getting great feedback on the video on my book page with the excerpt read by my friend, James Langton. If you haven't looked/listened, please take a few minutes and, if you like it (as I'm sure you will!) please share on FaceBook, Twitter, email etc.

The video replaced…

40% and video

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Hello lovely people,

Thank you so much for your support - nearly 4 weeks since launch and The Burning Hill is now 40% funded. Unbound reckon that if you get to 30% within 4 weeks of launching it’s generally a good indicator that you’ll reach full funding by the 90-day deadline…

My lovely friend, James Langton, a jazz musician and audio-book pro, has recorded an excerpt and I’ve added some images…

29% funded

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Hello wonderful supporters,

I will be writing a personal thank-you to each of you, but just wanted to give you all a quick update:

Thanks to your incredible generosity my book is now 29% funded and because it's been funded to that level so quickly it is trending on the site on the main books page: https://unbound.com/books

I'm only 4 along from Dave Hill's autobiography (yep, the one with…

Still funding
77% funded
79 backers