News on book awards & The Jerusalem Puzzle

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in On Writing

The excitement is mounting in the run up to the Irish Book Awards on Thursday night. I will post the result as soon as I can. I don’t expect to win the Crime category for The Istanbul Puzzle. But we will enjoy the gala dinner with dinner suits, black tie and long dresses and authors glaring at each other and others getting drunk! In other news The Jerusalem Puzzle has broken though the 1,000 rank barrier on, which means preorders are going well. If you haven’t ordered your ebook for Dec 3 yet here are the links. , first then then iTunes. I am sure it will be out at the same time on Nook, Kobo and other ebook service: and and wish me luck for Thurs night and thank you to all who voted for The Istanbul...

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The Jerusalem Puzzle proofs & new tag line

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in On Writing, The Jerusalem Puzzle

A Brutal Murder. An Ancient Evil. A Secret Revealed. This is the new tag line for The Jerusalem Puzzle I sent my corrections to The Jerusalem Puzzle page proofs back to Harper Collins on schedule at 5am this morning. The proofs were a PDF document with 400 pages showing exactly how the book will look when it is released in paperback format 3rd January 2013 and in ebook format 3rd December, in a month and a half. I listed corrections, words to be deleted mainly with some typos and a few insertions on twelve pages. This is probably the last time I will have a chance to make corrections before the book comes out. I am excited and anxious. The book could do well, very well or badly. Welcome to the world of publishing. Being a writer is definitely not a steady job. The uncertainty, the expectations you have and the expectations of others, spoken and unspoken, all add to the pressure. I don’t mean to underplay my excitement at having the second novel in the series published, I am simply being honest about how it feels on this journey. There are some exciting things planned, I will be running a competition on this blog, and a different competition on my Facebook page so do Like it if you are on Facebook. There is other stuff planned too. Already a competition has started on the Authonomy, the aspiring writers site, to get short stories published along with my ebook next year A series of announcements will be made in the run up to the ebook launch Dec 3rd. You can Pre-Order The Jerusalem Puzzle paperback here on Amazon UK You can Pre-Order The Jerusalem Puzzle ebook here on Amazon UK You can Pre-Order The Jerusalem Puzzle paperback here on Amazon US (for all outside the UK) You can Pre-Order The Jeriusalem Puzzle ebook here on Amazon US (for all outside the UK) I truly appreciate all your support, and I want you to read The Jerusalem Puzzle. I won’t say what I think of it, but I will tell you my publishers Harper Collins have said many amazing things about...

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