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Friday, 16 March 2018

Hi everyone its's been a while since I posted here. So I'd  just like to start by saying a big thank you again for supporting the Meal of Fortune.  Since publication I have been working hard to get readers and bloggers to review the book, as the guys at Unbound tell me that reviews are really important.  So I'm going to ask for your help again.  If you have read The Meal of Fortunes I hope you enjoyed…

Publication Date 14th November

Friday, 10 November 2017

Publication of The Meal of Fortune now definitely, definintely, confirmed for 14th November.  Thanks again to everyone who has supported the book.  You should recieved a copy of the e-book from Unbound and other rewards such as T-Shirts, framed covers etc are on the way for people who pledged at those levels. Paperbacks now are availlable to pre-order on Amazon too.  If you do read it please do post…

Meal of Fortune Publication Date

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Meal of Fortune is scheduled for publication on 24th October. Lots of back and forth on the edits but final version now submittied.   Much excitement, here's a picture of the cover spinning to mark the occasion.  Not really sure why.  More updates soon.

Meal of Fortune Still Spinning

Friday, 16 June 2017

Thanks again to everyone who supported the crowd funding for The Meal of Fortune. Have been a bit quiet over the past few months since we hit the target but then I guess people are not that interested in hearing about the ins and outs of the publication process. I've also had my head down re-drafting and editing the whole book. The feedback I had from my editor Rachel once she got to work on it…

We've done it...

Friday, 28 October 2016

Really grateful to everyone who's supported The Meal of Fortune.  Reached the crowdfunding target a couple of days ago, although it is still possible to support the book.  Waiting to hear from Unbound on the production process and timings but think it takes three- six months from publication to posting.  I will keep the blog updated with progress.  

For now here's another character sketch.

So what exactly is a comedy thriller?

Friday, 7 October 2016

Over 90% of the way there on the crowdfunding for publication of the Meal of Fortune. Thanks again to everyone who’s pledged. That’s 116 supporters so far. 

I’ve been describing the Meal of Fortune as a comedy thriller in which the worlds of arms dealing, espionage and TV cookery collide. A few people have asked what I actually mean by a comedy thriller.

It is a good question. It is perhaps…

Meal of Fortune - Crowdfunding Update and New Character Sketch

Thursday, 29 September 2016

One of the real challenges with writing ficion (however well researched, you're still just making stuff up) is that you need to make sure it is still believable on some level.  And I know people often trot out that old "truth is stranger than fiction line" but still Sam Alladyce.  Really?  And I mean Really? (was almost tempted to put that one in capitals).  And then there's Trump. It's not that Donald…

Crowdfunding Update #2 Plus Dermot Jack Character Sketch

Friday, 23 September 2016

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger to slightly misquote Nietzsche. Clearly our boy Freddie never stepped on a plug hidden under a duvet. But there’s certainly some truth in it because after months of rejection from agents and publishers I opened myself up to the prospect of even more rejection by trying to crowdfund publication with Unbound. What if even my own mother wasn’t interested? Thankfully…

Meal of Fortune - Crowdfunding update #1

Monday, 12 September 2016

A week or so in and the crowdfunding seems to be going well.  It's a scary putting your writing out there.  What if everyone thinks it's rubbish?  Thankfully that doesn't seem to be the case.  Either that or they're just being very nice.  Thanks to everyone who has supported the Meal of Fortune so far.  If you haven't and you like the sound of it, please do pledge and help me get the published. 

The Meal of Fortune Is Spinning

Monday, 5 September 2016

Up and running with the crowd funding for the Meal of Fortune

It's great to finally be up and running with the crowd funding for the Meal of Fortune. It's a comedy thriller where the worlds of espionage, arms dealing and cookery collide.  It takes it name from a spoof cookery quiz that I dreamt up years ago.  Sort of Ready Steady Cook meets Bullseye.  I hawked the idea round…

Publication date: Autumn 2017
102% funded
130 backers