Hello & Happy New Year,
Remember me? It’s been a while since my last confession, and there’s a reason for that – I didn’t want to come back with no news. Again. So, I’m chuffed to be able to tell you that I have actually FINISHED a book – yes, one that I’ve written. Not a Bearing Witness or a Meredith & Hodge, which many of you are chasing me for, but still, it’s finished. And, I will confess that eighty per cent of it was written quite a while ago, but most of it had to be rewritten or tweaked, so I’m counting it. It was going to be a one off, but I might just pull together a mini-series, as I have a couple of ideas for stories with a similar set up. The working title is An Unexpected Turn of Events, but it’s more likely going to end up being called, Who Killed Charlie Birch? Which of these two titles would grab your attention in the first instance?
An unexpected chain of events, has resulted in Charlie Birch holding a group of people hostage in the village pub. He didn’t intend to, events took over, and it seemed like a good idea when he bolted the last door. It wasn’t. Within hours, Charlie is dead. But who killed him?
As always, the clues are there, in what is a light-hearted murder mystery.
It’s gone off to the editor, so as soon as it’s ready for advanced copy readers, I’ll be shouting for volunteers. This is a cover I put together for this newsletter, I can’t show you the actual cover because my previous designer has retired and I’m in the process of finding someone new, if anyone has any recommendations, please don’t hesitate to shout.
I’m now back to Meredith & Hodge, as yet untitled, and hoping to get it finished in the next couple of months. My ability to focus has been so bad this last year, I’ve now started giving my self daily targets. I don’t meet all of them, but it has certainly kept things moving along.
The BIG news this time, is that The Cuban Conundrum, narrated by the talented Lee Beddow, went live on audio today. I will be sending out codes to those who are on the ‘every time’ list, but if you would like a FREE code and haven’t heard from me, please let me know and I’ll get one off to you. Click the track below to hear a sample. I’m sure the ladies will like Alberto’s voice, and Clara is guaranteed to raise a smile.
In other news, feedback on Witness for Wendy audio has been fabulous, Nikki Loy has definitely picked up more than a few fans, on this, her first audio book. If you did enjoy it, I would be grateful if you would also take the time to review it on Audible or Amazon to let other listeners know too. 😊
Excerpt below if you would like a preview
I still have FREE codes for most of the books out in audio in both US & UK, if you would like to try one, let me know and I’ll get codes off to you.
That’s it for now, I hope you are all safe, well, and coping with this seemingly never-ending pandemic. Things are awful here in the UK at them moment, and I think it will get a little worse before it starts getting better, but, with the vaccine being rolled out at a rate of knots, there is now light at the end of the tunnel.
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