Monthly Archives: December 2015
These days so many people judge a new book by its weight and thickness, before even looking at the blurb.
Before the 1980s, books were so much thinner page-wise, but often weightier in a prose sense.
If you look at the page count for many modern classic books from before 1985, you’ll see many come in at page counts 200 and below.
I write in an organic sense, my stories grow and evolve and I feel as though I’m more a narrator than a creator.
I write a story and when it is finished, that’s where the book ends. I don’t want to insult my reader by padding out my books with added chapters, just for the sake of a higher page count.
I have a short story collection in the wings and I know that this will be much thicker, but that is a very different creature.
The Harry Royle thrillers are by nature a nod to the past, perhaps what could be termed British Noir, if such a thing exists.
The stories are written, I hope, in a way that does not make them too modern, but instead allows them to fit into a vintage crime framework.
As an author, I know where I’m coming from. However, it is for the reader to decide if I’ve hit the mark or not.
Having fallen off the grid these past few weeks, I have at last surfaced, well I needed some air.
As of yesterday both my books pictured above are now available on Amazon Kindle.
I have spent weeks and weeks working on them, editing and making certain they would be ready for the New Year, and here they are, just in time.The first title A Question Of Honour will be available for a five-day promotion from 1st January FREE.
The first title A Question Of Honour will be available for a five-day promotion from 1st January FREE.
So if you enjoy a crime thriller, the price is a good one, well FREE is a favourite in Yorkshire 🙂