Where did Christmas go? One moment I was wrapping pressies, the next I was mourning over the last of the choccies in the boxes I received. I haven't put on weight, fortunately my work, karate, street dance and yoga keep that at bay. But, I did get used to snacking and now need to pull back on that habit, its not easy is it?
My new initiative for creatives, An Interview With... had a good start on my YouTube channel. Danielle William's interview sparked a lot of interest, so I'm hopeful other creatives will take the plunge and have their own interview. I can also expand it to video messages for folk with relatives abroad too.
Writing wise, I haven't progressed any further on A Sackful of Dragons at the moment, because I've been sorting out Witch on the Warpath, tightened up in spelling, punctuation etc. Its been re-formatted, and I'm awaiting the cover font re-design to match Gristle's Revenge and Quest for Courage.
When it was a stand-alone novel that was fine, now its part of a trilogy I can't live with it looking different. I checked with Nielson's and it doesn't need to be re-issued as a 2nd edition because I haven't changed the story at all or the cover design. I've improved punctuation, discovered several spelling mistakes still present after three different folk edited it, and improved layout. Frankly I couldn't live (or rather die) with it being incorrect and me knowing about it. This occurred after I read it out on YouTube for Lockdown that time in April 2020.
I've not many copies left of the original edition in case you are interested in an investment and no more will be printed from this point onwards. See my Estore link for details of purchasing any of my work, or go to Amazon or Waterstones websites. As soon as I'm low, which will be after my next event, there will be a new print order going in.
I'm excited that the launch of Quest for Courage is going ahead on Saturday 29th January as planned. The time is now 11am to 1pm at the Classroom Bookshop Station Rd, Westgate. (Near the train station)
I'm afraid there will only be me there. Faye Beerling reports moving out of area to be nearer family, and Jasper Cooper never replied to my query. I noticed that he has also moved, this time to Bournemouth, where he reigns supreme as the international Over 60's tennis champion.
The first event of 2022, after my launch, is not till April, when I have three events back to back. Starting with the Eventissima craft event at the Alexander Centre, Faversham on the 16th. Then the Midas craft event on the 23rd at Herne Bay High School, and finally as guest author to Birchington Literary Festival on the 30th.
That means I'm avialable for talks and workshops at weekends and evenings up till then. So, if you know a local group interested in having a free guest speaker, let me know.
Regards the Marvel Comicon at Quex in May. It doesn't look like I can manage this. First, its outside not good for books, and second the cost is way too much, more than I would ever sell at such an event making it a no-go, sadly.