YA SCAVENGER HUNT #60

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YA SCAVENGER HUNT #60

Congratulations! You’ve reached the next port in the YA Summer Scavenger Hunt! Scroll down to find my word to complete my portion of the short story.

In this meantime, you can read my article called “Hidden Inspiration,” and enter to win a signed softcover of my book, The Rite of Wands, through June 30th!

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Enter to Win a Signed Softcover of The Rite of Wands.


BHC Press Spotlight and Book Giveaway – June 2017

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And now, what you’ve all been waiting for.

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The next word in the scavenger hunt is:

“MADE.

Now you can put all the words together (in order from 1 ~ 140) and reconstruct the “Secret Legend.”

When you’re done, enter the grand prize here.
If you have any questions, make sure to visit the main post and list of participating authors here.

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If you couldn’t find a post, or an author forgot to upload something, we’ll allow 3 blank spaces.

Just do your best.

Good luck and thanks for playing! We hope you enjoyed the event and found some free books and prizes.

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The YA Summer Scavenger Hunt (free books and giveaways!)

In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes! In addition to the $500 grand prize, each of the authors will be offering free books and other prizes.

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Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES.

All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed secret legend here:

>>Enter Secret Legend to Win the Grand Prize<<

There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, amazon credit and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword.

OPEN JUNE 1ST ~ JUNE 7TH

Just go through the “treasure map” above to find the keywords and reconstruct the secret legend. Once you’ve got it, enter for the grand prize HERE. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for other giveaways or free books as you search for the keywords, most authors will be offering their own prizes as well.

Author Interview: Sojourner McConnell

Today I’m fortunate to present Sojourner McConnell, author of Who’s That in the Cat Pajamas?

Hi Sojourner, thanks for agreeing to this interview.

Question 1) What part of the world do you come from?

61GRPiWN1bL._UX250_I come from the Southern part of the USA. Alabama to be exact yet, now I live in Kentucky. Not quite south but not exactly like living in the north either.

Question 2) What do you think makes a good story?

Interesting characters and a lot of heart. I love when a book makes me feel strongly about the characters and their journey. If I can connect to a character and want to know more about them and desire to share their story, then I know I am on track.

Question 3) What inspired you to write your first book?

My first book was inspired by a little voice in my head that I now recognize as Melanie. Melanie is the main character and she is quite involved in the story line. Her story was easy in some ways to write but painfully difficult in others. I still believe it was a story that needed telling. 

Question 4) What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?  

I wake up early before everyone else is up and I begin to write. If I give into temptation and sneak over to Twitter, Facebook or email, I am in trouble. I lose all sense of hard work if I get into a chat with someone.  I tend to chat more than I should. I write all day off and on and then in the evening I play about on the computer. At about ten when the house is again quiet, I add in a little more writing time.

Question 5) What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I suppose the quirkiest thing I do, is to write several projects at the same time.  Several books, plus blogs and articles. I get restless and let the characters lead me into which project I deal with at a time.

Question 6) Give us the title and genre of your latest book.

My latest book is a children’s chapter book. It is a story that interested a four-year-old and a twelve year old and a few of varying ages in between,

Question 7) What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?

That I had a children’s book inside trying to get out. I thought I would be too constrained with vocabulary, but I found that children love to learn the meanings of words, even brand-new ones.

Question 8) Do you have an excerpt from your current work you’d like to share?

I would love to share this little bit, thank you!

41hlTLtEPGLDolcey moved from one end of the porch to the other, tail held high, pointed black ears perked forward, and silvery whiskers pointing straight at the front door. Twitching her cat whiskers was always tricky, but Dolcey was getting better and better as she strutted around. Purring and meowing enough to stir some compassion from the parents seems to be the hardest part, thought Dolcey.

“Emily, go get the milk and let’s get this boy somewhere warm.” Emily sped into the kitchen but Dolcey was no longer listening. Her fur was bristling as she glowered at Emily’s dad.

“Obviously, I am a girl,” she meowed with such ferocity that she almost scared herself.

Question 9) What can we expect from you in the future?  

More children’s books. Now that I have written this one, I see more in my future. I will also be writing another YA book to follow The Path of the Child. It was my first book and the characters and readers asked for a revisit.

Question 10) What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? 

Paying for my British illustrator, Ellie Barrett. She worked with me and brought the images to life.

Question 11) How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

I am a bit of a social media hound, so I can be found on the following:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sojourner-McConnell/e/B008IQDX4S

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35086496-who-s-that-in-the-cat-pajamas

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8283786.Sojourner_McConnell

Facebook, I have an author page: https://www.facebook.com/SojournerMcConnell/

Facebook author & reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/288061251632208/

Blog: Https://sojournermcconnell.blogspot.com

Book Spotlight: The Blackstar Gambit

blackstargambitGenre: Science fiction thrilling adventure


Book Description

The Blackstar Gambit, book 7 in the thrilling Col Sec series will see Kurt Stryder and Zara Hardy face their most challenging threat to date as they are faced with choices that place millions of lives in the balance. From one side of the galaxy to the other they race to find the truth behind an ancient cult that has spawned an evil so deadly it threatens to destroy the entire Confederation starting with planet Earth. Kurt and Zara learn that the good guys don’t always win and that bad things do happen as they stand by helplessly to watch the Blackstar Gambit play out.

Excerpt

“What have you got for me?” the stocky man asked as he entered the room.

It was a small room, an office really, with a desk at one end behind which the other occupant sat. On the desk was a monitor screen, which held an image frozen in time.

The other occupant, a taller, thinner man pointed to the seat before him on the opposite side of the desk.

“Sit, if you will, and watch,” he offered.

The stocky man did as instructed, the man he had come to see knew he was not a man to trifle with and was aware he was more than a little afraid of him.

Goran Visjic, the stocky man, turned the screen fully so he could see it better.

Thomas Patten sat back and watched as the image on the screen began to play. He had seen the footage several times but was still amazed by it.

The footage was of a fight that had been captured in a nightclub. Not just any fight, this was different, for it was between one man against three much larger men while another stood by watching. The fight didn’t last long, the larger men attacked and quickly overpowered the smaller one, as expected, but then the situation changed and the smaller one took charge. In a display of savage, raw strength, he took the three men out as fast as the eye could see. The most remarkable aspect of the fight though, was something that had only been picked up briefly by whoever took the footage. They clearly did not know what they had witnessed but Patten most certainly did. He had the footage cleaned up and enhanced so that when the final version was shown him his heart almost stopped with excitement. This was what his visitor was now seeing.

The image clearly showed the person who had been attacked in close up just as he reared up from the floor after being pummelled there by the three larger men. The image zoomed in on his face and the cuts and scratches from the earlier skirmish miraculously healed as the footage unfolded. Before the man had flattened the other three, his face was as good as new, it had completely regenerated new skin over the damaged tissue.

“What’s this? Are you trying to pull something over on me here?” Visjic snarled, his lip curling up.

“What you see is actual footage of an incident that was witnessed by clientele of a nightclub. Someone watching this fight thought I would be interested so I acquired it from them,” Patten stated, a smile crossing his thin lips.

“This can be verified?” Visjic asked.

“It can, I have located the person in question and everything is in place for the next phase.”

“What are you offering?”

“I propose to obtain a viable sample of his DNA from which we will extract the means of duplicating this amazing ability.”

Visjic looked at Patten, his eyes narrowing as he contemplated his next move and what it would cost. The super soldier syndrome was the Holy Grail for every military in the galaxy. If Patten had it, he could name his price from anyone. He had to lock this down to him and him alone.

“Is this offer open to me alone?” he asked.

“If you meet my price, if not it might well become an auction.”

“You do not want to make an enemy of me, that would be most unwise,” Visjic threatened.

“You are in no position to make threats Visjic,” Patten said sounding much braver than he felt.

“And you have not even verified this serum yet either. When you have a sample let me know your price and we will negotiate further,” Visjic goaded, sensing the man was not as confident as he sounded.

“I’m sorry, did I say this was open to negotiation, no I did not. You will meet my price or I will go elsewhere. Do you really want your competitors to have this, think of the lives lost if they do?”

Visjic was furious but he knew what Patten said was true. He was entirely at this man’s mercy for the moment, which was something he could not allow to continue. For now though he would have to admit defeat. The battle was not lost, just postponed.

He rose from his seat, took a calming breath and said, “You have three days. If you fail then I’ll go after this myself.”

With a scowl, he turned and left the room.

Patten sat back and relaxed.

Visjic was someone he should not antagonise, for he had a way of exacting revenge for the smallest of slights and he had just been dealt a huge one. Still, if he pulled this off, Visjic would be more than pleased and he would be off his back for good. He was not too happy about the time constraints he had given him but he was sure he could deliver.

He reached forward and turned the monitor towards him. He watched the footage one last time stopping it at a close-up of the man in question.

He looked at the blond hair, the chiselled cheekbones and the cobalt blue eyes that shone with an intense vibrancy he envied.

“Okay, Kurt Stryder, let’s see what you’re made of,” he said at the screen.

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Where to buy the book

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Blackstar-Gambit-Jan-D…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-blackstar-g…/1123886733…
KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-blackstar-gambit-2
iBooks: https://itun.es/us/ki_Kjb.l

About the Author

Iauthor was born in Staffordshire to a working-class family, my father worked down the local mines whilst my mother worked in one of the local Pottery manufacturing factories.

At school, I discovered the joys of reading. I was a big fan of sci fi books but I would read almost anything I could get my hands on. My mother took me to join the local library as soon as I could read and from that day on, if it had words on it, I’d read it.

In the early 70’s there wasn’t much choice where I worked so I ended up in an apprenticeship in screen printing for the ceramic industry.

I’m still in the same trade after a forty -year career but my passion is and has always been writing. After several abortive attempts, I started the Col Sec series around seven years ago, it’s an action adventure series set in the twenty fifth century.

Books by Jan

Books in this Col Sec series

Ronin

Omega

Discovery

Retribution

Extinction

Resurrection

The Blackstar Gambit.

And many more to come…

How to find Jan Domagala 

Amazon page – https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Domagala/e/B004F6BRNO
Col Sec series book page – https://www.facebook.com/ColSecSeriesByJanDomagala/
Col Sec fan group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/752844848143378/
Website – https://jandomagala.wordpress.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JDDoubleTrouble

Author Spotlight: Lucinda Moebius

About the Author

18426223_10212695608803540_1377111339_oLucinda Moebius has been a writer since she was a child and was first published in 2010. Since then she has worked hard to create unique visions and stories. Her work includes novels in multiple genres including: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Children’s Books, Screenplays and Non-fiction. Lucinda has a Doctorate in Education and loves teaching, but her greatest desire is to help others understand how literature and writing can bring enlightenment and understanding to everyone. She offers book coaching and advice to everyone, whether they want it or not.

What book are we featuring today?

18426813_10212695609083547_935851511_o.jpgMy newest book is a non-fiction Self-Help book for authors. I created the book based on lessons I learned about creating an effective book marketing plan.

Publish Promote Repeat: Preparing to Launch your Book Workbook

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071KQDRMS

Promotion is a process. There is no magic formula for selling books. Hard work and dedication are required to create, publish, and market a masterpiece.

This workbook guides you through a three-phased process of bringing your book to a broader audience. Following the steps outlined in this workbook will streamline your prepublication, publication, and post publication marketing process, delivering to you the potential to not only achieve, but maintain, an improved ranking in the sales market.

What is your favorite part about writing?

My favorite part about writing is the magical shiver I get up my spine when I read something really good and I realize I wrote it. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the one who wrote my books or if there is someone else taking over my thoughts and fingers and weaving a spell over the computer. Part of my writing process is to set aside a project once I complete it for at least two to three weeks so when I pick it up again I am looking at it with fresh eyes. When I come across those little gems of word magic in the pages I get goosebumps all up and down my arms and I feel like I can feel a Muse breathing secrets into my ear. I believe in spirits at exactly that moment.

What is your chosen genre, and why?

I don’t really have a chosen genre. I love the written word and write in whatever genre I feel most inspired to write at the time. Currently I have published Science Fiction, Paranormal, Literary Fiction, Self-Help Nonfiction, Poetry and Children’s Concept books.

I have two series in progress right now. One is a Science Fiction Family Saga and the other is a paranormal thriller series.

What inspired you to write it?

I write because I have to. There is no other reason. I need to have the creative outlet to let the voices play and evolve. Honestly, it doesn’t matter to me if no one else ever reads my writing. I love to watch the words spill out onto the page and weave themselves into the magic of a story.

Books

Echoes of Savanna: Book One: The Parent Generation

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006RM66QM

Raven’s Song: Book One: T1 Generation

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006YJ92GO

Write Well Publish Right

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product

Publish Promote Repeat

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071KQDRMS

Feeder: Chronicles of the Soul Eaters Book 1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615968325

30 Days Stream of Consciousness V. 1

http://www.amazon.com/30-Days-Streams-Consciousness-1-ebook/dp/B01BW8JXBU

A Haunting

http://www.amazon.com/30-Days-Stream-Consciousness-Haunting-ebook/dp/B01D7T9CFY

Abduction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F1DMOBI

Fire and Ice A Love Story

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GGL8QUM

Raising Grandpa

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OPP1FCI

I Know I am Awesome

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QYAQBZI

Oh Brother!

https://www.amazon.com/Oh-Brother-Baby-Coping-Kids-ebook/dp/B01A1PC5YM

Firefighter Jeff

https://www.amazon.com/Firefighter-Jeff-Dr-Lucinda-Moebius-ebook/dp/B06ZZ41W6N

How can we follow you on Facebook?

Lucinda Moebius Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/Lucinda-Moebius-Fan-Page-136358979707547/                

SFF Promo Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1132459036786385/

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4176363.Lucinda_Moebius

Website: www.lucindamoebius.com

Blogs:

Your Next Favorite Author: http://mynextfavoriteauthor.blogspot.com/

Moebius Musings:  http://moebiusmusings.blogspot.com/

Author Interview with Pete Adams #Tuesdaybookblog

Today I’m fortunate to present Pete Adams, author of The Kind Hearts and Martinets series, well, he says it’s a trilogy in 8 books and the fourth, Ghost and Ragman Roll, is to be published by Urbane – May 18, 2017.

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Hi Pete, thanks for agreeing to this interview! 

Question 1) What part of the world do you come from?

Pete: My family are Londoners but I was born and raised in Orpington, Kent, England, now a part of the London Borough of Bromley – am I a Londoner? Who can say, I spent a lot of my youth in Stepney where I had a car cleaning round, and my extensive London family, north and south of the river, certainly influence my writing – I moved to Portsmouth on the south coast of England to go to School of Architecture, and apart from a spell in Canada, here I have stayed – I love it, and set Kind Hearts and Martinets in my adopted home City.

Question 2) What do you think makes a good story?

Pete: It has to be equally character and narrative driven – then I would say that wouldn’t I, having written a series of eight books with the same central characters. I find the narrative can often evolve from the principal players; how I think they would react to an event, personal circumstances and so on, and romance, I love romance in a story – I may look like a hard nut but I am a bit of a softy:

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See, hard nut…!

Question 3) What inspired you to write your first book?

It would probably be more accurate to ask who.

I’ve always wanted to write, just never had the self belief. I’m a daydreamer and I cannot walk the street without conjuring stories about people I see, imagining what might be going on in their lives – or what story I could weave with them in it.

However, it was listening to a radio interview with Michael Connolly, an author I like, that inspired me. Connolly was asked the question, “Do you have a mind map of the novel before you start?” The answer motivated me, because I could never conceive of a full novel, and the thought of mind maps put me off. Connolly replied that he had an idea for the first chapter and then allowed the story to evolve and had no idea where it would lead.

I listened to that interview in the car driving back from Leeds, and when I got home I started my first book – that would have been about seven or eight years ago.

Question 4) What is your work schedule like when you’re writing? 

I am also an architect and I have to balance writing with my commitments to my practice. There are conflicts when I am energised by my current work in progress and the need to work the day job, but, over time, I have found a satisfactory balance.

I am an early morning person, ridiculously so, some say, but five, and sometimes earlier, in the morning can be such a peaceful time and it enables me to either write or get a lot of my practice workload done before the pressures of the day, freeing up time for writing later. However, weekends are exclusively for writing, and I squirrel myself away and luxuriate in the wonderful world of invention and make believe. I cannot imagine a day going by where I do not write or edit, or read – now that is difficult to balance. 

Question 5) What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? 

Oh what a wonderful question, and here my Publisher would leap in and say quirk indeed , as Urbane feel that my books have a style / genre that is difficult to nail down, but my Publisher is pleased that my books are developing a growing following.

So what is the style? My Publisher says “he likes my crime novels, they make him laugh”. The books have been likened to Tom Sharpe with the pace of Janet Evanovich, and one person flattered me by saying they were like a cockney Wodehouse. Not too sure about that, but it lifted me for months afterwards; I adore Wodehouse. People have said that my books made them laugh, cry and think; I’ll take that.

I am proud of a recent review from German author Skadi Winter, who said after reading A Barrow Boy’s Cadenza, that it was, in her view, the best contemporary British novel she had read in a long time. 

Question 6) Give us the title and genre of your latest book.

All eight books in the Kind Hearts and Martinets trilogy are written and Urbane are about to publish the fourth, Ghost and Ragman Roll – out 18th May 2017, although I am building a preview launch team for any of your readers who would like to review an advance copy (they must post a review – preferably a brilliant one – on Amazon and other platforms, Waterloo Station would be good).

The genre is Crime thriller that will make you laugh, and although all the books are a part of a series and there is a continuing thread, each book can be read as a standalone, and many readers tell me they read A Barrow Boy’s Cadenza, then went onto read books 1 and 2. I did the same with Steig Larson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – I read book 2 first and it hooked me onto the trilogy (although he only did 3 books in his trilogy).

A Barrow Boy’s Cadenza has appeared all over the world, not least of which was a trip on the Trans Siberian Railway, from Moscow to Beijing, including a Siberian wedding and the book being read by Genghis Kahn:

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…and the Far East…

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I am hoping to build my readership in America having had some good reviews from the US and Canada and good reviews in Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus.

Question 7) What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

The most surprising thing was that I could do it, and even more surprising, people liked my writing, not least a mainstream publisher – I was about 57 when I started and I wrote purely to amuse myself.

When I get ‘stuck’, I generally re-read books I have written and it stimulates me to press on. However, the more successful you become the greater the pressure to keep on performing, or so I am told. In this respect I am glad I have written all eight books for Kind Hearts and Martinets, and so it is mainly editing and rewrites for the subsequent ones.

I have started a new book with all new characters and storyline, it is called Larkin’s Barkin’, and I have other sketches in the pipeline – time is my enemy.

Having said that, readers have told me they love the characters in Kind hearts and would want them to continue, and I have to admit that having drawn a line under the series I feel bereft – I’ve lived with these people for so long, and so, after book eight is published, if there is still pressure to continue, I will likely succumb; if I do not do so beforehand.

Question 8) Do you have an excerpt from your current work you’d like to share?

I can offer a trail from Ghost and Ragman Roll out 18th May 2017.

Opening to Chapter One – follows the Prologue

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The fat bastard hotel manager Brian Pinchfist was no longer fat. Whether he was still a bastard remained to be seen? He claimed to police he’d been kidnapped and held, underground for sure, and by people unknown to him who disguised their appearance and voices. He had been found by a Portsmouth Ranger, Jet (John Edward Thomas) Norris, having been unceremoniously dumped beside the incongruously garish, pastel coloured bathing huts on Eastney beach; the third one in, the pink one. Frozen, soaking wet and filthy, his almost skeletal body lost in his baggy shabby rags, he had shivered uncontrollably on a foul, early November morning. He had only a motley crew of noxious smelling tramps for company, if you excluded or could see, the equally skeletal Ghost, who was hauntingly showing concern for Pinchfist’s welfare. Standing off from the toxic collection of human detritus was Jet, who, although more aromatically agreeable, had an equally comparable toxic personality.

The street people were too polite to mention that Pinchfist, this skinny, raggedy bastard, smelt pretty much as they did, except for maybe the meths and Special Brew. Jet was not so circumspect in his verbal exchanges to Fat Bastard or to the tramps. He was often on the receiving end of critical denigration, not least his colleagues calling him Knob-head when he wanted people to call him Jet; a cool name. So, he enjoyed any opportunity to pass on some vitriol, in equal measure, in the manner of all good bullies.

Apparently, during his near three months of captivity, the fat bastard was made to negotiate every scrap of food, frequently unsuccessfully, and had to learn to go without, or so he claimed.  The Doctors said he was in reasonable shape considering, saying it was as though he had been on a well controlled emergency diet; quite remarkable. There appeared to be no ill effects if you ignored the pong, they said, ignoring the pong and Pinchfist himself, who cowered, cartoon like, behind a drip stand. 

Pinchfist was unaware he had been missing for so long and looked forward to being reunited with his family, and thus was amazed when, after hospital discharge, he was immediately arrested and within a short time incarcerated again, although this room did have a window, even if it had evident bars and the police were moderately polite. His confusion was exacerbated when it was explained to him that the cell’s Teasmade was on the blink, though they did give him a sausage sandwich, but that sense of temporary rapture was spoiled when the Chief Inspector, a man called Jane Austin, said he would like to shove the sausages up his arse; meteorologically he said, but probably meant metaphorically?

 

Question 9) What can we expect from you in the future? 

I am in discussions with my Publisher about book 5, Merde and Mandarins, and hopefully the full series of 8 books. I also hope Urbane will consider publishing anew, books one and two that I self-published before signing with Urbane, maybe books one to three as a box set (I already have the box).

After Kind Hearts my current work in progress is called Larkin’s Barkin’ – a story of a disabled youngster in the East End of London growing up in the sixties, his life of being bullied, and how he overcomes this. The writing of this has disturbed me and the story has become quite dark – there is the wit of the East End, but this is more malevolent than my other books – where this will lead I am not sure, but there are several strands already developed that really excite me. I have another two books that are in early sketch form.

I have also been enjoying writing short stories, one of which was included in the anthology Dark Minds published by Bloodhound Books, which topped the Amazon charts over Christmas and is still in top 100 in UK, USA, Canada and Australia. My story, Pop Dead – the Pension Papers, has been received very well, one review saying “Pete Adams your story in Dark Minds is a piece of genius”.

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I have written more stories and maybe someday a publisher will carry my own anthology – I read these stories at café style literary evenings and they go down well – see below, unfortunately you can’t see the audience having such a wonderful time:

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I have also written and illustrated a series of nonsense books for children 8 to 13 or so, and for grownups who have not grown up – I have three of these that have been reviewed as akin to Spike Milligan (flattery indeed) – I am now seeking a Publisher. A sample below of the drawing style in these books and a more intimate view of yours truly, the author; I think I cut a dash:

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Question 10) What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? 

Travelling to the London Writers’ Club as often as I can – I love their evenings, and going to do readings as widespread as possible. I am not in favour of Sweetheart, Vanity publishers, an author puts heart and soul into their book and should not have to ‘pay’ for it to be published – how can you trust an opinion if someone wants your money?

Question 11) How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

I do not have a web page as yet (I am useless at technology), but I do have a Facebook page for my books and where I also review other writers; I always respond to messages:

https://www.facebook.com/Peteadamsauthor/?ref=bookmarks

My books are also on Amazon, where I do have an author’s page but I think I messed it up – as previously mentioned, I am not good at IT – my books are:

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Book 1 – Cause and Effect self published and currently on e-book only – https://www.amazon.co.uk/CAUSE-EFFECT-Kind-Hearts-Martinets-ebook/dp/B00BG12YO2/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487662321&sr=1-9&keywords=Pete+Adams

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Book 2 – Irony in the Soul self published and currently on e-book only

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Irony-Soul-Kind-Hearts-Martinets-ebook/dp/B00G6OP8TW/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487662321&sr=1-10&keywords=Pete+Adams

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Book 3 – A Barrow Boy’s Cadenza – Published by Urbane https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barrow-Boys-Cadenza-detective-Martinets-ebook/dp/B01080YCJQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487662321&sr=1-1&keywords=Pete+Adams

The latest review says: “It took me a while to get used to all the silly names DCI Jack (Jane) Austin has for his colleagues and I often wondered how his delightfully drawn partner, Mandy, put up with him. But their loving relationship gives a great beating heart to this crime thriller which tackles social issues alongside crime as the plot sweeps you along from Portsmouth to London and the seat of government.

This is an unusual book, interweaving comedy and crime but it definitely works. There is an exuberance in A Barrow Boy’s Cadenza which is totally delightful and, for me, unexpected. Having never read anything by Pete Adams before, I shall be looking out for the next in this series.”

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Book 4 – pre-order – Ghost and Ragman Roll – Published by Urbane https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghost-Ragman-Roll-Hearts-Martinets/dp/1911583034/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487662321&sr=1-5&keywords=Pete+Adams

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Dark Minds Anthology – Bloodhound books –
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Minds-collection-compelling-stories-ebook/dp/B01MTZAGT6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487666214&sr=1-1&keywords=dark+minds