May has been a big month! I’ve released four new titles across the literary forms I love – long-form fiction, contemporary novella and satire/humour.
That’s taken my total number of books for sale to 25, and then beyond, to 27.
Here’s the fresh crop.
Warm Honey. Life under the bleaching Perth sun is becoming complex for twenty-something Rob. With the encouragement of Charis, his new girlfriend, Rob leaves behind years of procrastination and finally attempts to contact his estranged father. Together, they have to deal with an unfolding family tragedy and the ghosts of the past. My second full-length collaboration with Steve McAlpine is available in ebook here.
No Room in the Bin. Set deep in suburbia, this humorous novella asks the reader a few deep philosophical questions about their rubbish. This is the sixth book in the Live-Fiction series, and was co-written with Steve McAlpine. Available here.
Nanna’s Tips. After Nanna’s triumph with her Travel Tips, she has returned with Nanna’s Driving Tips and Nanna’s Cooking Tips. These books are short and quirky, and the tips are homespun, sometimes questionable, probably dangerous and by no means comprehensive. (Travel Tips and Driving Tips are available in paperback, Cooking Tips will be soon!)
May has also seen the release of the paperback of The Queensberry Rule. Thanks to James Stewart for some cover help and to Johnny, Sean and Dave from Self-Publishing Podcast and Simon from the Rocking Self-Publishing Podcast for their weekly dose of challenge and encouragement.
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Yep, Warm Honey made it out the door this week and is available as an ebook at amazon. James Stewart helped with the cover. Apart from that, Sunshine on Boerewors is nearly ready for paperback after a few hours of … Continue reading →
No Room in the Bin has finally been published – that’s #6 in the Live-Fiction series and Book 2 for May. Nanna’s Cooking Tips has been completed, proofed and published this week – that’s 2,000 new words and book 3 … Continue reading →
Big news this week is that I’ve finally finished the first draft of No Room in the Bin. It’s embarrassing to report that this was supposed to be published in the lead up to last Christmas, but, hey, at least … Continue reading →
It’s Pumpkin and Leek this weekend. The big news is that it will be based on my first ever home-made vegetable stock that I boiled up yesterday while writing. We’ll see how it goes. Some of it might even make … Continue reading →
This week started with a day in the office of the company I work for part-time. Typically there is no one in the office on Monday, with the small staff all working from home or on-site with clients. This left … Continue reading →
It’s time to revisit The West Pymble Thinking Person’s Movie Festival, because it meets tonight for the first time in 2014. It’s really just a bloke’s book club, except we don’t pretend that everyone (anyone?) will have time to read a book in the same month – so we eat, watch the film and talk about it. We choose films about business and/or ethical issues, to stimulate discussion. So far we’ve seen:
The quality of conversation, both film related and otherwise, has so far been top-notch. The Festival has evolved into a supportive and challenging event that will play its part in encouraging those present to be better dads, husbands and business people.
Try it yourself – we can’t recommend it highly enough.
More vege action this weekend, as the temperature plummets, with Mushroom and Leek Stew from epicurious. We ordered a leek in the vege box this week, and I noticed a jar of pearl barley in the pantry. I searched for … Continue reading →
Nanna’s Tips are moving forward, with about 3,000 words in the can for Nanna’s Cooking Tips this week. I bought a few old and new “cooking tips” books on ebay, and every page I open has the inspiration for a … Continue reading →