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New Thriller Book is in the making… more soon!

Well I am well into my latest thriller book now at about 10,000 words … more details soon.

But I can tell you the working title “Death for a Starter” – And I am very excited about it … the “starter” bit might give you a clue to the cause of death !!!

Watch on the website or this blog for more details soon… >

Quote:We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” –  Ernest Hemingway


Top Ten Teen Thrillers

Thriller book Kingdom by the SeaThe Guardian (UK Newspaper) has listed their ten best thriller books for teens... Sophie McKenzie, the author of the Missing series picks her favourite page-turners.

  1. Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
  2. The Kingdom by the Sea by Robert Westall
  3. Unrest by Michelle Harrison
  4. Dead Time by Anne Cassidy
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  7. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  8. Sister by Rosamund Lupton
  9. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  10. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

“The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation”. Elias Canetti

Top UK Comedy Actor to Publish Autobiography

Sir David JasonEveryone’s favourite comedy actor Sir David Jason of “Only Fools and Horses”, the BBC long-running and incredibly successful comedy series, has announced he will publish his memoirs. Set for release in 2014 to celebrate his 50 years in UK television with Top rated shows “Darling Buds of May” and “A Touch of Frost”. Sir David (72) said the book would allow him to “share the journey” of his life with the British public.

David has entertained millions of UK TV viewers. His comedy acting as “Delboy” in “Only Fools” and as Granville in “Open All Hours” still endures and makes us all laugh even today. Of course his hard hitting detective role in “Frost” ran  for years. David is a magical success story and no doubt his Autobiography will be well received.

» BBC article here / » Dream, Lies, Cheats and Reality (an autobiography)

New Crime Thriller Books : Is Self Publishing the Way Forward

Well as a fledgling self publisher, I like so many authors want to get people to read my new crime thriller books and it would nice to get some monetary recompense for the long hours spent getting those chapters in a tangible form. But with millions of books for readers to choose from it’s a hard slog promoting the book. In fact many authors have said the writing of the book is the easy bit. “Labour of Love” springs to mind!

As an illustration I stumbled on a news item about author Rochelle Weinstein and her book “What We Leave Behind”. She explains the very problem a lot of self-publishing authors experience and how she is steadily breaking through to her audience using various book marketing techniques, including book clubs.

The video is both heart-warming to see a passionate author’s belief in her work and also a reality check on the uphill struggle and financial burden to get a new book noticed without the traditional “book deal” from a major publisher.

» Watch the Video here / » Rochelle’s Website

Thriller Book Reviewed 4 Stars!! Thanks

Politically Incorrect by Percy W. Chattey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Loved it! I am a slow reader but this I could hardly put down over a wet & windy weekend (apart from eating breaks / chores)… The main plot is very intriguing and very well written, centering around a revengeful plot against the UK government during a pending election. Colin, a successful businessman, faces ruin due to new economic policies and will not take it lying down… so he hatches a sinister plan to foil these policies ever getting passed. It involves some pretty unsavory ideas that prove to be much more complicated than he imagined.

This is a very easy book to read and get into. It has loads of twists and turns that keep you interested and reading on… there is a love and family interest in it that set to upset Colin’s plans. And as the tale unfolds it keeps you guessing as to how it will all end.

I didn’t guess the ending right and other reviewers have commented that the end is very surprising but clever. I would echo that! I say that Chattey’s writing is clever and descriptive throughout. I can’t remember ever stumbling with the plot but enjoyed the build-up and it’s finale. Well done!

I checked Chattey’s website and I think he is fairly new to thriller book writing but you would never guess from this offering… the site says the next book is a follow on from this one… I think I’ll be risking a small investment on that. Enjoyable and worth the effort.

» Courtesy of GoodReads

Welcome Book Lovers & Authors!

Ok this is my first blog. I write thrillers / suspense novels (and an autobiography). I am a little nervous, but know from observing other author’s blogs that there is no need to be as there are plenty of friendly and interesting people in the book world. So I look forward to meeting you all.

In between writing my latest thriller, I hope to be blogging about the literary world in general, self-publishing, writing styles and techniques… also maybe review some book I have read recently and of course updates and teasers about my own thriller books.

I may also mention my ‘tranquilo’ lifestyle in the sunny mountains of Costa Blanca, Spain where I write and live (mostly ‘al-fresco’). And I may also just write about anything that takes my fancy, crosses my path or is worthy of a comment… Hey! what the heck, live dangerously!

I look forward to the journey and hope to pick up some friends along the way.

Thank you for visiting, my wife and I wish you well.
Percy and Jean

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