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It’s quiet because….

…For the first year ever, I’m actually DOING NaNoWriMo. It’s scary and busy and means I have to actually concentrate and commit and lots of other words that begin with “c”.

This won't be the cover  or the title, but I needed something to upload to the NaNo website so it looked better...

This won’t be the cover or the title, but I needed something to upload to the NaNo website so it looked better…

I’ve decided to write a sequel to “Eddie and the Kingdom” for several reasons.

1: Someone asked me. Just one person, but you know, there’s such a thing as customer service and responding to your readership.

2: I had a bit of an idea for the story.

3: The first book was only 50,000 words or so, which is the NaNo target.

4: “Eddie and the Kingdom” was the first novella I ever wrote, and I wanted to see if I could do it faster and maybe even better. Eddie took a year or more. This first draft should be done inside a month (currently at 20,000 words after six writing sessions).

5: Everyone else and his Mum has a series. This way, I get to write book three next year and call it an “Eddie novel” or “A novel of the Kingdom”. Or “Marvel: The Guardians of the Galaxy Strike Back!” if I want to get sued into penury.

So that’s why I’m taking the time to write this post and explain why I haven’t got time to write any posts.

How are YOU getting on with YOUR novel? Post an excerpt or link below!

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Book Launch: Eddie and the Kingdom

Available at the Kindle Store

Available at the Kindle Store!

Over a year ago, I started to put together a collection of short stories : Troubled Souls. Each one was to be about a man in trouble, and I included an old favourite – “Smoke”, as well as two new stories written especially for the collection. Then I began on the last story. It was to be about a man who was surviving the Zombie Apocalypse because it was actually not as bad as the movies would have you believe. Zombies were slow, shambling things, and if you were smart, you could survive quite nicely, thank you.

Unfortunately, like the zombies in the story, the tale itself just would not die. Despite outlining, planning and copious notes, the tale grew in the telling. After a while I published “Troubled Souls” anyway, using the first two chapters of what I was now sure was a novella in place of the fourth story.

Completing “Eddie and the Kingdom” took just over a year. The final stage was arranging the cover by engaging the services of the excellent designer Eric Hubbel (as detailed in my previous post).

From today, Monday December 9th, “Eddie and the Kingdom” is officially available from Amazon.comAmazon.ca  and Amazon.co.uk  (as well as the other regional Amazon outlets). It’s priced at $1.99 for the American market, and should be available at the local equivalent rate in your area. If you don’t want to chance a couple of dollars on the book, your other option is to pick up a copy of “Troubled Souls”, now on sale for $0.99, which still contains the sample chapters of “Eddie and the Kingdom”, as well as the other stories. It also contains the links to the full version of “Eddie and the Kingdom” if you liked the sample!

I’ve really enjoyed telling the story of Eddie and his struggle with the zombies and the Kingdom of Denby, so I really hope you enjoy reading about them. Please let me know how you liked the book, either through the comments below or through an Amazon review.

If zombies aren’t your thing, check out my Amazon Author’s page to find my other books, or see them here at my blog.