Winter is always a great time of year for concentrated writing, perhaps more so this year with incessant rain and an almost complete absence of sun. Those of you in Europe have no doubt had the same experience, with record low levels of sun, high winds and floods. However, it's an ill wind that blows no good, and the good for me has been long sessions of concentration and writing while the log fire crackles beside me, the dogs soaking up it's heat, and the teapot seldom far from reach.
Winter is also a great time for reading, and I'm sure many of you have been indulging--I know I have.
Some of the more notable reads for me have been:
If there's a book you've really enjoyed, drop a quick comment below to let others know about it.
New release coming April 2018
Identity is complex and often ignored other than on a superficial level. But if you think deeply about who you are and more importantly why, it can throw up some interesting, and sometimes disturbing thoughts, if not conclusions. These are issues that protagonist Mike Bray has to face as he fights to exist as another person, one entirely different to who he is, or who he thought he was.
IDENTITY - noun: who a person is, or the qualities of a person or group that make them different from others.
Those of you already on my launch team will receive an email in the next few weeks with details about how to get your free pre-release copy. If you're not on the launch team, and would like the opportunity to join, please see this page to learn more.
When Mike Bray is forced to live someone else's life to protect his wife and twin daughters, he learns how to lie and sidestep until the borders between himself and Tommy become blurred, leaving him questioning his own identity, and hostage to his own temptations.
How well do you know yourself?
Independent digital publishing has seen the emergence of some great writers whose work might not otherwise have become available.
I've been lucky enough during these past few months to engage with a couple of very promising new authors. In my next post I hope to be able to bring you more on their upcoming releases, and the opportunity to grab a free copy of their books. Stay tuned for more on that next time.