Friday, 27 March 2009
Tarnished Star, Tainted Archive NEWS
There's a little over two months now for the release of my debut novel Tarnished Star, 95 days to be precise and I'm starting to feel a level of excitement that I've not known since I was a ten year old waiting for Christmas. The book is doing well on pre-orders and to ensure you get a copy you can order with free worldwide delivery HERE. No monies will be deducted until the book is ready to be sent. The book can also be bought from AMAZON, WATERSTONES and other online retailers.
If you want the book, and I hope you do, pre-ordering is a good option because my publisher specialises in small print runs and at the moment the pre-orders are dictating the extension to the usual print run.
David Cramer and Elaine Ash have kindly given their excellent Beat to a Pulp over to Jack Martin/ Gary Dobbs during the novels publication week and will be running two stories from me . Firstly a Jack Martin western, The Devil's Right Hand and the second a curio called The Way to a Man's Heart written under my own name. I hope you folks enjoy them. And sticking with the Beat to a Pulpsters, anyone interested may want to check out a previous Jack Martin western, A Man Called Masters HERE. Also check out the sidebar on this blog for links to my other online fictions.
The Tainted Archive will be celebrating the publication big time but as well as Tarnished Star centric news, there will be features on my March 2010 book, Arkansas Smith as well as the usual blend of features and reviews. I'm especially pleased to inform all you archivists out there that I have a Dean Koontz interview in the pipeline. Also the first Tainted Archive podcast should be ready by July - the first issue features audio interviews, a short story and anything The Archive can beg, steal or borrow to boost content.
Exciting times, indeed. And please forgive me for blowing my own trumpet but understand Tarnished Star is my debut novel - I've been writing for over twenty five years, have several unpublished novels in the loft, and the upcoming publication is probably the biggest single event of my life in 2009. I think I've produced a damn good western, an enjoyable read with characterisation that, hopefully makes the players in the drama seem real. Ahh well, I do hope you all like it and will be back in 2010 to buy Arkansas Smith.
Nuff said - bye for now.