Rusticles Giveaways

Some opportunities to acquire a free copy of my short story collection, Rusticles.

For those on Booklikes a giveaway to win one of ten ebook copies is now live here.

Worldwide entry for one of ten ebook copies on LibraryThing here. Scroll down the list to find Rusticles.

For UK readers there’s the chance to win a paperback copy on Goodreads here.

Thanks and good luck to anyone who enters.

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Rusticles Playlist

My short story collection, Rusticles, is out. Music played a vital part in its formation. Here’s a playlist that features some tracks which helped me through the editing process, some tracks I just like and fit. Eleven stories, eleven tracks.

Rusticles

Rusticles is a short story collection by me. Here’s what it is about:

In Hilligoss, a tired man searches for a son, a flamingo enthrals the night, and fireworks light up the lost. In these stories and more, Rusticles offers a meandering tour through backroads bathed in half light, where shadows play along the verges and whispers of the past assault daydreams of the present. Walk the worn pathways of Hilligoss.

Print

Thank you to monkeelino for this wondrous cover. You can hear him on the latest episode of the Losing the Plot podcast here.

For Rusticles, Amazon UK and US. Paperback here.

Blog Round-up

Some rather wonderful people have been asking me questions about my debut novel, anemogram, and have even stretched to enquiring about my thoughts on writing in general. Here I’ve gathered together my recent stumble into talking about my book.

I had a fun time deliberating on some difficult dilemmas for The Next Best Book Club Blog’s feature Would You Rather?

Author Chris Harrison went in deep for my thoughts on anemogram for his blog The Opening Sentence

And Lorie quizzed me for her blog Indie Revolution

Thanks to all!

 

The Page 69 Test for anemogram!

anemogram has been included on TNBBC’s The Next Best Book Blog in the ace feature The Page 69 Test

http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/page-69-anemogram.html

Thanks to Lori. Check out what the blog is about here:

http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/p/about-tnbbc.html

The Goodreads group, The Next Best Book Club, where those on the hunt for great indie books hang out

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1218-the-next-best-book-club

Short extract from anemogram.

anemogram.

Near the very beginning

“She didn’t want to go there yet. So she turned and headed across open wasteland, into the domain of the sun and its cherishing death. She bobbed up and down and held out her white dress, spinning and drawing in the warm air. Her legs were cherubim podgy and she moved like an electrified hamster. The wasteland contoured down a textured valley which in turn vaulted into the distance and away. She stood in its open magnificence, its blanched earth under the blue-white sky of God. Everything in the distance; she would play unseen. She left her giggles behind her as she took off running.”

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