RETALIO wins a 'Chill with a Book' Readers' Award

The most fearsome reviewers of your book are readers.

They are the ones who shell out their money and, more importantly, devote their precious reading hours to consuming your writing. And if they like your offering and give it a review, they have connected with and appreciated the random thoughts and wierdnesses that inhabit […]

INSURRECTIO – Book of the Month!

Against stiff competition INSURRECTIO has been selected as Book of the Month by the ‘Chill With a Book’ Readers’ Award. The silver badge goes rather well with the silver font on the book cover!

More seriously, I’m very pleased about this particular award as it’s one judged by readers.

Here are a few of the things they said:

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Awards - do they mean anything?

When I began writing novels, I knew the value of recognition in the form of awards, prizes and third party endorsements; I’d owned and run a small business for over fifteen years and been very involved in the PR side of things.

Recognition – the public acknowledgement of your ability, achievement, merits or services – is something […]

Time and its alternative

Time, ah, that strange thing. Past time, which could be yesterday or fifty years ago, present time which we bumble through, and future time which fascinates and scares us. But what if time wasn’t quite what we think it is? What if we had made different choices at various points in our lives and our […]

Book trailers – a good idea?

If it doesn’t display properly (sigh) click https://youtu.be/eXGslRLjv6g

Last week, I released the book trailer for my new novel INSURRECTIO due out on 12 April. Hooray! But are they worth the effort of making them or the cost of commissioning them? And do readers watch them?

A trailer is basically a short video […]

Action, adventure and ripping yarns

Boldly going? Adrenaline rush? Stepping in harm’s way?  When events or series of events explode into a character’s ordinary life and are accompanied by a hefty dash of danger, often by physical action and a chunk of emotional stress, then you’re in an adventure story. And they’re not just for children, as we have seen in the Roma […]