I’m a NaNo Winner!

Winner's Virtual badge - NaNoWriMo 2017

I have validated my word count for this year’s National Novel Writing Month – just over 52,000 words! This is just the start, however. Since I never write in the right order, I now have to sort out the scenes and start the editing. That is the most tedious part, so there is still a long way to go. Then I have to get a proof-reader and beta readers, etc, etc.

Still, every journey begins with one step and this is a pretty large one!

The new novel is called Distant Echoes. Watch this space for a preview of the cover!

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Grab Your Free Copy Now!

‘The Box Under the Bed’ – the anthology of scary stories by 20 authors (including me!) is being offered for FREE on Kindle so go and grab a copy NOW!

It’s only going to be free for today (11th October) so don’t delay! He who hesitates is lost!

TBUTB cover

Here is the link – just click here for Amazon UK and here for Amazon US! Enjoy!

(And please give us a review when you have read it – they are so important for us as self-published authors – thanks!!)

Rose’s Playlist (14) – Magic by Pilot

I haven’t posted any song titles for ages, so I thought I would do so today. The next one is number 14, Magic by Pilot (a 70s pop hit) which I thought was appropriate because in this scene Rose is trying to formulate a Wiccan spell which will bring Richard back to her again.

Click here to watch the video – brings back memories!

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Image credit:By Blue Stahli Luân (Magic flame) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

My New Facebook Author Page

Although I have had a book page on Facebook for some time, I have only just got around to creating an Author Page – better late than never, I suppose!

Anyway, please have a look and ‘like/follow’ the page for updates and news about my books and stories here!

Free Kindle Offer!

Dickon’s Diaries is available FREE until Thursday 20th July, so don’t hesitate and get along to this page and download it to your Kindle now!! And please don’t forget to give us a review when you have read it!

Cover of 'Dickon's Diaries'

My New You Tube Videos

Pic of Richard III with words: Rediscovered, Reinterred, Re-Maligned

I am so concerned about the proposed performances of Shakespeare’s Richard III in Leicester Cathedral that I have made a video stating my reasons for opposing it.

Please watch and sign the petition – there are two versions one shorter than the other as I know your time is precious, but the longer one goes into more detail. Also, if you don’t mind and agree with my view please share this post, the videos and the petition to friends and family.

Here is the long version (just under five minutes): Long version

Here is the short version (just over two minutes): Short version

Sacrilege! Shame on you, Leicester Cathedral

I have been appalled and sickened by the plan of Leicester Cathedral to allow two performances of Shakespeare’s Richard III ‘mere feet from his tomb’.

Not only is this a work which depicts the King as an evil, hunchbacked tyrant who murdered his way to the throne (and is the very thing which has most influenced the bad, and inaccurate, reputation he has), but the idea of performing it right where he was supposedly laid to rest is distasteful, inappropriate and crass.

Leicester, amid protests that they would not be worthy custodians of the last English king to die in battle, defending his country, protested that they would treat his remains ‘with dignity and honour’. How is this upholding that sacred and honoured responsibility?

I am not saying the play is bad; it is, of course, brilliant, but not in the place of rest of the subject of it.

So I have started a petition to protest about it. Please click on the picture of Richard’s tomb and sign and share it for me, if you believe this is wrong!

Photo of Richard III's tomb

New Kindle Countdown deals!

There are two new Kindle countdown deals on:

 

Richard Liveth Yet – until 27th (US) / 28th (UK) April only 99c/99p to download

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Dickon’s Diaries – until 30th April also only 99c (US)/99p (UK)!!

Cover of 'Dickon's Diaries'