I have finally got The Forgotten Village published as a paperback. I feel like I should do a lap of honour around the study. The novel was first published as an ebook in 2012 and was my first attempt at self publishing. I recently had an awful review of it, which I read and thought that, well, it’s a fair one, so I’ve edited the book, divided it up into chapters and found a way to get it into paperback. I’d like to give a shoutout to Getcovers.com who have been amazingly tolerant of my requests while creating this awesome cover.
To celebrate this, the new updated version of the ebook will be free on Amazon between 24th February 2023 and 28th February 2023, calculated midnight to midnight PST time. I hope that you’ll be able to enjoy it in its new form and now would be a great chance to update any old copies of this that you have.
It’s been a strange start to the year for me. I have been inundated with ideas for books, which I’m working on, I’ve done two podcasts, the first with Hidden Bookshelf about writing in general and the second with The Pajama People, who invited me to discuss horror movies and we talked about The Ninth Gate with Johnny Depp. It felt very odd listening to them. The sequel to King’s Silver is with the editor as we speak and will hopefully be released in August – watch this space!
I have also finished the equally overdue editing of Digging up the Past and I’ve commissioned a new cover for that as well. I’ll share when that goes live. I have also almost (but not quite) finished the new material that goes with the collection of horror and supernatural stories that I’ve taken from my blog. Invitation Accepted – Chapters One, Two and Three will almost certainly end up as part of a novel that will eventually move to Amazon, and I can’t wait to work out how on earth I define the cover for it!
I would love to hear what you think and what you would like to more of. I think that Kane needs his own novel, and I think that there are a few characters from the White Hart that may turn up again, but I would be interested to know what’s important to you.