Tuesday, 19 July 2011

ABIDE WITH ME and other stuff . . .

A little bit of an update. 

Things are chugging along nicely with the publication of my debut novel 'ABIDE WITH ME'.  The manuscript is now with the proof-reader at Caffeine Nights, a proof-reader, fortunately, well-versed in vernacular and naughty words.  You all know her, but not sure I can mention her name.  Enough to say, I'm overjoyed she's got the gig.

Still hoping for an August release, with review copies out in the next few weeks.

In other news, I make my debut this Friday at the brilliant Shotgun Honey.  Can't wait for that.  And the amazing collection of Pulp Fiction themed short stories - PULP INK - put together by my good friends Chris Rhatigan and Nigel Bird, is just around the proverbial corner.  Just chuffed to be in such exhalted company in that one.  Going to be a cracker. 

To add to articles I've written for Patti Abbott's 'How I came to write this book' feature, and a piece on my experience of turning my short story 'The Rise and Demise of Fat Kenny' into ABIDE WITH ME, I've also got interviews now sheduled with Iain Rowan, Luca Vesta, and Byker Books.  The Byker Books interview will be running alongside a competition to win a free signed copy of ABIDE WITH ME, so look out for that one when it's about.  And all you Hammers fans out there, something coming up soon . . .

To fill the current hiatus, I've decided to try my hand at a few reviews.  Post them up on the blog, you know.  On the list to appear are APOSTLE RISING by Richard Godwin, GUN by Ray Banks, and CASH AND LARAMIE by David Cranmer.  Hope to get the first of these up today.

So, boys and girls, that's it for now.  Any more news, I'll let you know.

Look after yourselves, and happy writing and reading.

All the best,

Ian

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