Backlist update: Pan Macmillan has released my backlist books as e-books on a wide range of e-book platforms around the world like Kindle, iBook, Kobo, Nook etc., on November 1st, via its Momentum distribution program. They are The Libyan Contract, The Beirut Contract, The Traitor's Contract, The Britannia Contract, Season Of The Monsoon, The Ganja Coast and The Burning Tide. All have been given new covers for the release. You can read the story behind the story of each book here and link to them via this page or at http://momentumbooks.com.au
Each one a 40,000 word novella so they're full of action and keep up a breakneck pace. Ideal for a plane flight or an afternoon by the pool.
Bedlington FM Leek Club Interview: Here's a newly released recording of a live-to-air interview I did with John White at SNRG-FM in Bedlington last year when I was promoting The Leek Club. It's a slice of the life and living history that went into The Leek Club and you're going to love the accents.
You can hear the interview direct from the Bedlington audia archive page or download it as an MP3 (90mb)
Backlist news: My first publisher, which was my Australian publisher, Pan Macmillan, has released my backlist worldwide on their e-book and print on demand platform 'Momentum.' My backlist includes all four of the 'Contract' series techno-thrillers I wrote and all three Sansi novels. It's exciting because, while indie publishing is all very well, it consumes time and expense on promotion and marketing. This way it's all taken care of and I have more time to spend on doing what I enjoy – writing books. 'The Witch's Code' and 'The Leek Club' will continue as indie publications, via Kindle and this website.
New Sansi novel: I've been thinking for a while about what book I should write next and had pretty well settled on 'The House Of False Affections,' – a black comedy about small town politics in America based on the six years I spent starting and running a small weekly newspaper in York, Maine. Then along came the Momentum deal and I thought maybe I should write a new Sansi novel first to kick along the e-publication of my backlist. And my wonderful Aussie agent, Margaret O'Sullivan, agreed. I have a 3,000 word outline of The Jackal Club all ready to go and expect to make a start on it in the next month or so.