Things I have going on:
Starting 9 January, I’ll be taking a course in writing speculative fiction at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. Lasting 13 weeks I’ll be exploring the genre, critiquing and looking at the business end of things.
28 January – I’ll be delivering an afternoon at the Thinking Cup Cafe, Belfast, on using coaching to support writing development.
8 March – I’ll be doing all sorts of events for International women’s day. Watch my twitter feed for more info @joz1812.
The world of writing constantly changes. Up until now I’ve sold online exclusively through the Amazon Kindle outlet. That’s changed this week (for various reasons I’ll not bore about, but I’d like to see more competition in the book world and worry where the Amazon dominance will eventually take authors entirely reliant on them).
So, now, Inish Carraig can be picked up at the following links:
As well as on Page Foundary, Scribd and Tolino.
At the moment, as well as all the above, I’m busy with final edits of Waters and the Wild, coming out next year with Inspired Quill, and really pleased with how the final version is shaping up, and I’ve just started something new, kindly funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery. It’s only a baby, but it feels good.
After that – drumroll, please – I’m going to get started on a sequel to Inish Carraig. I’m excited, partly because – in a Blues Brothers like fashion – I’m putting the band back together (in this case the editorial team of Jeff Richards and Sam Primeau)
I have a busy few weeks coming up and a lot of events.
Next weekend I’ll be at Titancon at the Wellington Park Hotel.
On Friday 30th September, I’ll be reading at their literature night (a fun little short called Ain’t No Ghosts, unless I change my mind again).
On Saturday 1st October, I’m on panels talking about subjects as diverse as writing the fae in the modern world, dystopia and wimmin’s business. Oh, and having a crack at 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown. Plus wearing a beard.
Then, on Sunday 16th October I’ll be heading down to Octocon in Dublin. Programme details etc to follow.
After that, it’s launch party madness. Abendau’s Legacy is out on 24th October (and you can pre-order a copy here and save a quid: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Abendaus-Legacy-Inheritance-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01L02RB0S)
We’ll be having a Facebook launch – follow me on @joz1812 on Twitter for more updates, or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theinheritancetrilogy/
I’m also getting out to actually meet people, at which there will be fizzy wine! The launch is on 3rd November at Easons Donegall Place, Belfast, during the late night shopping. Pop along, say hi and grab some Xmas pressies while you’re at it.
Also coming up (because, you know, I have so little to do) are the audio versions of Inish Carraig and Sunset Over Abendau, both in production, and a short story in a new anthology, Space, from Tickety Boo Press. Also, I hope, a new collection of short stories and a novella being released in the spring.
Phew. I’m tired just typing that! Come along, if you can.
And it’s doing well – big thanks to any Chronners who’ve already picked it up. There’s a pound/dollar off on pre-order and it will wing its way to your kindle on 24th October.
‘Kare’s a different man than when he last faced his mother. He knows what she is capable of if she regains her galactic Empire. Planets will be destroyed for their rebellion. She will hunt and destroy him and everyone he loves.
He learned from when she hurt him, hoping to break him. He returns to Abendau, the city he hates, to confront her for the final time, and decide Abendau’s destiny.’
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