Friday, 28 March 2014

Printed Supplies + Library V2!

Today the printed materials all arrived-so that's bookmarks, business cards, postcards (who sends book postcards?!?!) and the posters! I must say, that's when it really starts to sink in. And, in case you missed it (which you probably did), here's a link to the my first radio interview (I was speaking a bit fast-nerves I guess) if you wanted to know more.
Anyway, today I handed a copy to the school librarian-she was super excite,d and promised to read it over the weekend! I never thought people would get this excited... you never know what it's like unless it happens to you.
Also, this weekend there should be a video going up on YouTube which will have more details, and also another chance to win a free copy of the book (both paperback and kindle) so stay tuned...

Friday, 21 March 2014


Today I sent away 2 copies of the book to the NSW Library at Parliament House and the National Library in Canberra! In Australia, it is the law to deposit any work made in Australia into the archives (and copyright is automatic, which is a plus)!
Xlibris, my publisher, has also ensured that a copy of the book has be placed into the USA Library of Congress, to be forever preserved!
I wonder if those archives would survive WWIII.....

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Website is Go!

The books official website is go! Check it out for some more details on the plot, availability and author info!

However, as it's a static site (i.e. won't be updated) this blog is still the place to be!

Monday, 17 March 2014

Errors-What Gives?

Life has errors. Naturally, so do most books, thought traditional publishers have many many editors making sure there are no errors (or at least very few)!
But do they matter?
I'll say it straight-the first edition of Stories of Earth: WWIII does contain a few typos. But honestly, what's worse-a book with only 99.99% of the words correct, or with 100% accuracy but full of plot holes?
I'm a 'grammar Nazi', but I understand that sometimes even the best make mistakes, so I don't mind some errors, as long as the words still make sense (they usually do).
What do you think?
P.S. If you find any errors in the book, please let me know, so I can fix them in the later editions!

War is coming...

1st post! I suppose I need to start by saying this blog is going to really be about the process of the book, and contain tips and hints for writing, along with some personal experiences.
I'm new to this whole blogging thing, so expect things to be constantly changing as everything is figured out!
Remember, war is coming...
Follow to find out more!