Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My Interview With Georgina Ramsey - Why Not Check It Out?

I thought this went rather well.

You heard the lady: what are you waiting for?


What are you waiting for? Check out my interview with the amazing C.W. Lovatt on my blog: http://t.co/h7dPCSoKpL

http://georginaramsey.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, 30 December 2013

Thank You, George!

Check out this great review for Charlie Smithers!

Thank you, George!


5.0 out of 5 stars An adventure well worth taking!, December 25, 2013
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This review is from: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers (Kindle Edition)
The Adventures of Charlie Smithers is an often witty and historically accurate tale of an Englishmen in the mid 1800's embarking on a journey to Africa. Charlie is clearly no stranger to getting himself in and out of tough situations, often with some well placed humor along the way.

The story itself is fast paced and very well written. The action sequences are vivid and easy to follow. The book was a real page turner as I finished it in less than a week. It truly has it all, action, adventure, humor, sadness and love. It is so easy to find yourself rooting for Charlie, who is such an endearing and charming character.

Kudos to Mr. Lovatt on a job well done. The adventures of Charlie Smithers is highly recommended!!


 http://www.amazon.com/The-Adventures-Charlie-Smithers-Lovatt-ebook/product-reviews/B00A4A407U/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#RIWRK2FG6YJKM

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Just Too Sexy For My Skin!!

Damn, I look good, don't I?? Thank you, Santa!

From my house to yours: Merry Christmas and the very Happiest of New Years.


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A Not So Subtle Hint

I received my copy of Canadian Stories in the mail today, and I see that Ed, the managing editor, left a not so subtle hint on the front of the envelope. I'm thinking he put that there because I almost missed it last year, and ended up with the winning entry in Creative Non-Fiction.

I'll have to see what I can do to accommodate him.


Charlie's Sequel - The (Very) Rough Draft is Complete

There's lots of work to do yet: loads of wrinkles to iron out (and a few lumps that might require a hammer) but that all important first milestone has been reached: the rough draft to Charlie Smithers' sequel, "Charlie Smithers - Adventures in India"(title subject to change without any notice whatsoever) is now complete.

Hopefully I can have it ready for submission by Spring, and then we'll see.


December Links




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GoodReads: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers

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Sunday, 8 December 2013

An Unexpected 'Thank You' From Brandon University

You might remember my post about giving a reading to the Creative Writing class at Brandon University a while back? Well I just received this card from the students, signed by all, thanking me for the evening.

I wasn't expecting anything like this, and it certainly doesn't come along every day...but then I already told you that they were a great bunch, didn't I?

BTW, I feel it should be me thanking them; it was a fantastic experience. Maybe we can do it again sometime.


Monday, 2 December 2013

Charlie Smithers - A Look At Two Drastically Different Reviews

Check out this great review of Charlie Smithers!

Thank you James, very much appreciated!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Adventures-Charlie-Smithers-Lovatt-ebook/product-reviews/B00A4A407U/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R2LJP30S3QJDND

Just below it you'll find a review that is quite a bit different. That in itself isn't surprising - no book can please everyone. I knew that with my work available to the public and all, it would have to happen one day, and it finally did. What I wasn't sure of is how I was going to handle it.

It's not so bad. I mean, his opinion is one thing, but he so obviously meant to be hurtful that it was more a statement about himself than about my work. Still, he did buy the book, and that entitles him to say whatever he likes about it. It just makes me all the more grateful for the rest of you.

Thank you all.

 http://www.amazon.com/The-Adventures-Charlie-Smithers-Lovatt-ebook/product-reviews/B00A4A407U/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#RTMSPHV9UZ714