Every Wednesday ALLi will tell the world about our members' latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members.
My novel Talion won second place in the 2013 Global Ebook Awards horror fiction category.
Just to let you know, I've been included on The Omnivore website.
I am very pleased to announce that Spirit of Lost Angels has won the Historical Fiction category of the 2013 Festival of Words Independent Awards
I'm interviewed today (and for the rest of the week) on a Canadian blog – author John Dutton's “Sitting at your Desk isn't Work”. John contacted me after my feature in the Guardian. My answers to his Qs were long so he's divided the interview into several blog posts.
I'm also one of the featured authors in the US version of the iBooks BREAKOUT BOOKS promotion that Mark Coker talks about here.
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I've just published my second book of the year – it's called This We Are and I'd love to offer it as a freebie in Kindle or epub format to ALLi members in exchange for feedback and reviews
It's only 17k words so doesn't take long to read, with nice short chapters too.
With hundreds of thousands of books available in places like Amazon, it goes without saying that the onus is on you to get the reader's attention!
Book trailers can help your book stand out from the crowd and with readers increasingly expecting to see them, they offer the potential to both capture attention and inspire.
For any of ALLi authors who want to do a book trailer – COS Productions are one of the biggest.
Project Scarecrow (The Serena Wilcox Time Travel Trilogy, Book 1) by Natalie Buske Thomas has been launched. Project Scarecrow is Volume 7 of The Serena Wilcox Mysteries, book 1 of the third trilogy in the series
Project Scarecrow themes are time travel, Einstein, 1900's, World War 1, Argonne, The Monster Study, murder mystery, espionage, ethics in science, and offbeat humour.
The Project Scarecrow trailer was great fun to put together. Graphics were created especially for this project, right down to the details (for example, the “data” on the whiteboard was copied directly from Chapter 1).
Heart-warming, inspiring–if you're looking for a feel-good read with comedy and romance, enter the GoodReads giveaway for Christine Nolfi's latest release, The Dream You Make. For U.S. and Canadian readers. Giveaway ends Sept 30th.
Could you highlight my latest blog on Wednesday's newsletter? We are running a short story competition in aid of the charity organisation that provides support for adults with Autism in Ireland. Funding for our organisation (ASDI) has been and continues to be cut, so the proceeds from this competition will help to keep the service afloat. If it's a success, we will run it again in future years. The prizes are (potentially) big.
My first book, Dead and Buryd (which is the first book of a series,) will be released on the 5th of October.
There will be a launch event at Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green on the 5th of October, at 6:30pm. All details can be found on the event page on Facebook.
If ALLi members would like to attend, please let me know via the event page (if for any reason they can't click ‘attending') – As I need to know numbers.
If you are a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors and you would like to showcase your work on our Alli Showcase, please send it to [email protected] to reach me no later than the Friday preceding the Wednesday you would like it published.