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October Newsletter


A very warm welcome to my October diary –I hope this newsletter finds you all well.

I start with the following updates about future publications.

The latest short story, ‘Guilty’, is now released and available on Paperback and E-book from your Amazon.. Again, this title is something a little different, and I am delighted in the way that this story came together. I want to take this opportunity to thanks Ayee (again) for the time and dedication behind proofreading this title – Thank you.

As a reminder, my published short story ‘The Expedition’ was initially published in a smaller font, and the book looked so small and thin against the other short stories. You will see that a reader who was kind enough to leave a review mentioned this (in the review section). Just in case you missed the reasoning last month. here goes …

When I was trying to publish this title, no matter what I did, the size of the book remained the same. The settings were the same as the other titles, but the final draft looked thin, and the font was smaller. Thinking back on the earlier books that I published, I didn’t want the reader to struggle. At the time of putting this newsletter together, I have since removed this paperback version from Amazon. The new version is now available with more user-friendly font size. The feedback that I receive is valuable to me, and I will always take note. This can help me make any changes to make your reading of more work more comfortable. The last thing that I want is for my readers to feel cheated. This move alone takes the book from 111 pages to 245.

When considering the number of pages in this book, the reader asked how this can be a short story with many pages? The design of my novels is a larger format in size; the short stories are published with a smaller size, so more pages. I hope this explains this part, confusing maybe, but this is how I felt it would be best for the reader.

No different to any other author; any reviews are appreciated; these details will be added to this website (under reviews). Your feedback is valuable to me. As usual, the support as ever has been excellent – thank you so much, you guys. Again, I am getting more reviews through this site; I have added them all.

Some of you will already know, where possible, I generally do a great deal of re-tweeting to support fellow authors. If you would like a mention at any point, please forward your requests through this website on the contact menu. Other than that, your follow would always be welcomed; please feel free to leave me a message.

I am currently working on another short story called – “The Attic”, a horror adventure that will go along the lines of “The Lift”, which gave me so much positive feedback. I am slowly going through this now, but taking longer for reasons that will be explained further in this newsletter.

The one thing that I have always wanted to do was link time travel with horror, and I felt that this was the right time to do this. More news to come on this in future newsletters. This is thankfully progressing well. Hopefully, either at the end of this year or the beginning of the next, a new short story collection will also be available of both e-book and paperback. The cover and set-up have already been completed on this publication; more news will become available in future newsletters.

It is with regret that my timescales will differ for now. I am proud to say that I have always tried to publish the set target amount of books each year, and these self-made timescales have been met every time.

My new novel, the fantasy story called ‘The Impossible Dream’, is still sadly being put back for now. Certain circumstances have changed for me. However, I am determined to complete this title. As stated above, the timescale of this publication and others are subject to change. I plan to complete the short story ‘The Attic’ and then publish my Short Story 2 collection at the end of this year/beginning of 2022. Owing to personal health issues, the original plans will still go ahead if/when the medical staff can help over the next few months to allow me to continue with my love for writing. I am under eight years from retirement and did plan to keep writing beyond this as part of my retirement plan. My determination is still strong, and I will fight this all the way and am determined not to allow this to beat me. I will add more on future pages as soon as I know more.

As mentioned above, all reviews are now being added on here. As I previously announced, I also have a new option in advertising. The advertising option allows you, the reader, to place any ads on here for free. It will hopefully allow your product or business to gain a wider audience. Please remember, this does not have to be local to the UK. I want to thank you and my friends, who continue to give their time to support me and my work.

Thank you for being a huge part and joining me on this exciting and incredible journey. The published titles are dedicated to you, the readers, for the incredible support that you have provided over the years – this will never be forgotten.

All support, along with those who had stuck by me and gave me the support when I needed it the most and still do to this very day – you know who you are…I will never forget it.

I wish you all – Good Luck, Good Health and Good Fortune.

Please stay safe, and once again… thank you for your incredible support.

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