Saturday, 4 August 2018

Just a snippet...

My new novel - Ruth Robinson's Year of Miracles - is out on Thursday. The Kindle version is still available at 99p, but will go up after that. There will also be a paperback. Just in case you're interested (please be interested!), I thought I'd give you a taster. Once again, apologies for the advertising. But how else do we get our books out there? Ideas, anyone?
 

                                                 PROLOGUE

 

My Uncle Eric is telephoning the zoo to ask how many Thompson’s gazelles a lion can eat in a fortnight.

 Uncle Silas is stuffing a weasel on the kitchen table by candlelight (we have a power cut).

A respectful knock at the front door heralds the arrival of yet another minibus full of pilgrims hoping for a miracle.

Outside it is raining - a typical, nasty, dank November drizzle - and a piglet is trying to get in through the cat flap.

In the midst of all this, I am trying to cobble together something for our supper (the weasel is being prepared for posterity rather than for consumption).

I pause to take stock.

Six months ago, I had a regular job, a monthly salary and a comfortable flat to go home to.

How on earth have I got into all this?
 
 

14 comments:

  1. Just a thought...over there on the side of your blog, it says "Visit my website".
    Could you put something there that also says "And buy my books!"
    Perhaps that is me being too American, you could leave off the exclamation mark if you want it to be more like a low-key Brit!
    Good luck.

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    1. That's very thoughtful of you, Kay. Thank you. In fact there are links on my website, and you can also click on the images on the right. I'm a total idiot when it comes to cyber things, and have to get other people to do these things for me, but I'll try to get someone to alter that.

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  2. I have pre-ordered and am eagerly awaiting.

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    1. Thank you, Jill and Meike! I hope you both enjoy it.

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  3. I've bought it. Just waiting eagerly for it to arrive. However I'll be away for a few days so it will have to await my return.

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    1. Thank you, Graham. Enjoy your trip away.

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  4. Look forward to reading it, Frances! Would you like a spot on my blog in a few weeks time? I'm doing an Introducing... series. I'll email you if you're interested.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rosemary. I’d love to take you up on that!

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  5. Thanks for the reminder. I just "pre-ordered" it for Kindle. (Quotation marks used because I know Graham does not like the word!) I fear you probably won't even get a cup of tea out of my $1.24, though...

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    1. DT, I’ve got to the stage where I just want my books read. They’ll never make me rich, but the best thing of all is if they give readers some pleasure. Any money is a bonus!

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    2. Frances, I do understand that... and I look forward to reading the book! :)

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  6. Huge congratulations, Frances! I'm really looking forward to reading Ruth Robinson's Year of Miracles - it looks fantastic. Wishing it great success xxx

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  7. Happily reporting Ruth Robinson's Year of Miracles has been read and thoroughly enjoyed. I like all these quirky characters and send kudos to you for a charming and delightful book.

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