Saturday, 15 October 2011

New titles and a new look for the blog

Okay, so the blog doesn't look hugely different, but I changed the title text and put monkey up there in the header, too. That photograph was a spin-off from a photographic project I did a few years back. Bought a bag of jelly letters and there wasn't a single 'E'. Went back and persuaded the nice woman in the sweet shop to pick some out for me.

'We're not supposed to,' she said.

'Oh go on,' I said, 'just a few Es ...'

And she did. But that was after I took this pic.

New titles: my second novel, Heartbreaker, was published on 7/10 and my second collection of short stories, The Writing on the Wall, on the 13/10. Well, it's actually a bunch of short stories and a novelette. When I started writing the title story, I figured it would come in at around four thousand words, but then it took on a life of its own, as they sometimes do. So I ran with it, and I love how it turned out. (Badly, natch!) Also in that book is a bonus story, Steven Miscandlon's Frigid Air, a tasty little tale that will have you holding your breath when you open your fridge door. Steven is responsible for the photography and graphic design work for the covers, too. I think he did a fantastic job.

Links in the sidebar for anyone who's interested, and all books are 86p/99c each throughout October. (Use the code YT56E at the checkout to get Convictions for that price at Smashwords.)