How to write a book and Story of a Country Boy

As a change from a short story, I wondered if you would be interested in what is involved in writing and publishing a book. First you need to write a book. It’s easy, everyone says so, and would do it themselves if they had the time. Okay, assuming you’ve done that bit and typed 'The …

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Valentine’s day, birthday and Country Boy

There’s a lot happening this coming week. My latest book ‘Story of a Country Boy’ will be published on the 15th February.  😀  It’s a change from my usual style; a gritty tale of a young man’s dreams, as he leaves the restrictions of his small Mediterranean village, and heads for the bright lights and …

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Farewell 2018. Welcome New Year 2019

Traditionally at this time of year it’s an opportunity to look back, and count your blessings and achievements from the previous twelve months. On a personal note, my long-standing leg injury has become more problematical, but my eye sight has been helped by a cataract operation. Next year should see the other eye sorted, so …

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End of the Road Part 1 and Publication day gifts

One disadvantage of being self-published is that you have no publishing company sending you gifts to celebrate the release of your new paperback. How wonderful then, to receive this in the post from a supporter.  Fizz, chocolates and books. What more could you ask for?   Only friends and a safe home- which is the …

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Weird and Peculiar Tales -The Story behind the book.

Sometimes the story behind the novel can be a source of interest. With this in mind I decided to write an occasional blog explaining the background to one of my published books. The first describes how this compilation of short stories with a fellow author came about. After the publication of my first book, my …

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