E-books vs. P-books
Feb/March 2014 Just finished the second book in the WWII Hawkwind heroic adventure series, The D-Day Dance. This one will be ready to read as an ebook after 3rd March. Paperback version in Summer along with Island of Steel, the first in the series. And by the way, not only is this a thrilling action novel, it contains a fascinating overview of the build up to the D-Day invasion. THE STORY: Deep undercover in Nazi-occupied Normandy sabotaging coastal defences in advance of the imminent D-Day invasion, our team of misfit heroes receives an urgent coded message. London is in a panic. A ruthless American femme fatale has stolen details of the forthcoming invasion and is in France. The order from London is simple: stop her by any means possible. They have only five days before the 6th of June to evade enemy troops and collaborators and capture their quarry before she delivers the plans to the German High Command. The race is on to prevent the world’s greatest wartime operation from becoming wartime’s greatest disaster!
June 2013 Doing the final publicity for the first three stories in Detective Ladies of Baker Street series (sales are happening already in the US, Japan, and the UK). Once done I shall continue with the second of the Operation Hawkwind books, The D-Day Dance. Around the 20th, I shall start a research trip at Southwick House, Portsmouth, where the D-Day invasion was planned and executed. Then over to Normandy to visit the beaches. Followed by a trip to the HQ of the German Atlantic Wall defences at Chateau La Roche Guyon, between Paris and the coast. But mustn’t forget to keep writing while I’m enjoying myself.
May 2013 I have now published three ebooks of my comic crime series, The Detective Ladies. Printed versions will come out in August 2013. The Detective Ladies of Baker Street, The Detective Ladies Meet Jack the Nipper, The Detective Ladies in Death Holds a Seance are out on Kindle and Kobo. For more information, please click on the Detective Ladies button in the menu above. I have just returned from the London Book Fair where I was promoting them.
January 2013. Currently I am focusing on publicising my first ebook, the WWII action adventure, Island of Steel, set on the occupied Channel Island of Guernsey, number one of a trilogy. There is a YouTube promo out (see the Island page). The book is out on Kindle. I have connected with Goodreads, and Wattpad, and am getting lots of Twitter followers. Plus doing some blogs. I had an excellent interview on Radio Guernsey in Nov which was great fun and increased sales – thank you. A paperback version – a pbook, is due out in spring 2013. Added to all this, I am writing the follow-up book, The D-Day Dance, set just before the D-Day landings.
The picture is me in the Guernsey War Museum. The German army vehicle was featured in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Which amused me for one of the book’s publicity tags read: The world of Indiana Jones meets World War Two!