Diary – current events.
I want to start again by wishing everybody around the world, my hopes, and prayers through this difficult time. It is about thinking of our loved ones, the good people around us and of course ourselves. We need to follow the guidelines that have been set out to make this world a better place. We all need to act as we can all be responsible for saving lives and helping health authorities with the outstanding work that they are doing.
Now I have turned 50th; it is time to start cutting down on the birthday’s. It was all very low key because of what is going on around the world. We now have restaurants, and public houses open in the UK, but I am not too comfortable with the timing with the virus still very much out there. So for me, a quiet day was the ideal tonic.
The last few weeks have been exciting. I want to thank @iUeMagazine – https://www.iuemag.com/ – and @AuthorsParadize for the interview and story in their latest magazine. The advertising and exposure that this company has provided have been fantastic – Thank you, guys. Please click on the following link to see the article.
Again, the feedback from Ernie has been excellent, I have received many messages expressing the thoughts of some readers. It is nice to hear so many positives from this title when at first, the original format was published incorrectly. All issues now addressed, and your feedback has more than made up for the earlier frustrations this title caused.
The latest short story “The Stream” has also shown interest and is now available on Amazon.
As my followers and constant readers will be aware, I only publish short stories on paperback in a collection. Individual copies can be purchased via the e-book format. It brings me to something else and would like to ask you…the reader, for your opinion. I personally felt that it was wrong to charge the reader for the required price for printing, etc for my short stores to be sold on paperback.
My short stories so far cover between pages 96 to 121.
Some readers have suggested that these should be made available on paperback, as all readers do not have access to e-books. I want to do what feels right for the reader and would never want to come across as taking advantage of the reader’s purchase. The prices would vary and would be the cheaper option, the rest I do not have any control over.
So I ask if you could drop me a message via my Twitter page (at the bottom of this page) Please follow if you have not done so already – Or you could leave your feedback on this website under the contact button.
If I do hear that readers do agree that these titles should be made available on paperback, then it is up to the reader to decide upon the purchase, then please let me know. I would be very grateful.
This short story at present will be part of a four-compilation short story collection 2. It will then be available on paperback and the e-book format, the same format as my short story one collection, unless the requested feedback above changes the way forward:
Just like any other author, any reviews are appreciated, and some will be added on this website (under reviews). Your feedback is valuable to me.
I will always add these on my monthly news update – Please remember that you can do this by leaving me a message on here or via my Twitter and Goodreads pages. Any contact from my readers will always be welcomed and answered. I am also looking for reviews on Amazon; I would be grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to do this for me.
When possible, I generally do a great deal of re-tweeting to support fellow authors. If you would like a mention at any point, please forward your requests through this website on the contact menu. Other than that, you can follow me and leave me a message. As always, I would like to thank my friends and followers. I would also like to thank those who are supporting me in other countries.
The work behind my next novel is near to completion. It is based on a love story this time and will be called – “The Secret.” more details about the publication date and format will be advertised on this website and Twitter.
Thank you all again for your support and those who had stuck by me and gave me the support when I needed it the most – you know who you are… I hope you have a fantastic August and that things have improved in the world by the time my September news update is uploaded.
I wish you all – Good Luck, Good Health and Good Fortune.
Please stay safe and let’s all beat this virus together.
Once again… thank you for your incredible support.