This is how a book looks before it’s a book. At least on my side of the not-yet-a-book.
Doesn’t look like much, does it? And still, what you see there is the result of weeks and months of writing, thinking, deleting text, adding text, changing bits and hoping everything still makes some sense in the grand picture.
That jumble up there is going to result in a proper book that will look like this:
Yes. That sad set of files in the first image make up the cover and the contents of the first Murphys In Space book. The first, yes, because there will be another one. At least one. And now I have reached the point where I can turn it into an actual book. All the edits are applied, comments are considered, cracks are sealed and stupid things have been unstupided. (Yes, as of now that’s a word. Take my word for it.)
Yes. There is an actual planning. Now don’t expect too much of this: I just had a look at the calendar and thought, “Yeah, December 8th is a good date.”
On that good date I plan to publish the e-book version of the second Unsworth Manor Nudes book.
More Unsworth Manor Nudes.
That will be the title of said publication. If you are on my Mewe contact list, you have already heard (read) that. Same goes for Twitter where I also spouted that title. Well, now the word is out, so let me give you an idea of the cover you should look for on or after December 8th:
If you have the impression it looks a bit like book one, you’re definitely paying attention. If you think it’s totally different… fine… 😉 In that case I suggest you buy the first book and then tell me again!
Well, that was the exciting news for today. I’m already working on the paperback version of the book, but that won’t be done by December 8th, I promise you that.
Warning up ahead: there will be talk of nudity in this book. 😉
There is news on this matter. It is news in the shape of a new book. For now a new e-book (which, I admit, is quite shapeless).
This is what I’m talking about. The e-book is rolling out to Smashwords and Amazon as I type this, and once Amazon has approved it, the book should also be available on many other platforms.
What can you expect?
A mysterious archer goes around, shooting people seemingly at random. Since the arrows clearly have a Native American origin, the police get in touch with Sheila. While this goes on, Josy gets into an occupational tight spot.
Sheila is also put in charge of handling a theatre group that wants to perform a play at the Mighty Oaks resort, while she’s looking after two special guests of whom she grows quite fond.
Then there’s the big surprise that Jeremy has for Sheila, but that’s not all: Mandy and Josy team up to arrange something special for Sheila and Jeremy.
These and more adventures are waiting for you. Dive right in. Just don’t get hit by Sacred Arrows.
I can’t believe it almost took me a year to get this book done. Mirror Earth 3 is finally becoming a reality.
So what was the delay?
Numerous things, as usual in modern life. A new job, problems with my Dad and his health (he’s 94 and his mind is slipping away rapidly), to mention just a few. Also keeping the story line intact, and keeping all the characters, places and facts from the previous books in place took up a lot of time. Not to mention the corners I wrote myself into and had to find a way out of (through imagination and rewriting complete chapters…)
But now it’s done, edited and I’m working on creating the actual files that become books. Making the e-book is the least effort so that will be done and available quite soon, perhaps even at the end of the week. Let’s hope so, because I know many of you are waiting for that one. And truth be told: so am I!
So now it’s about time that I divulge the proper title of the book and show you the cover that I designed for it. Oh – the cover. That was quite the trip also. Can you believe how difficult it can be to find good images for a cover? By which I mean images that aren’t only good-looking but that you can actually get permission for to use? Remember, not everything that is out on the internet is yours for the grab-and-use. There are things like copyright to remember.
Mirror Earth Network.
There you have it. That’s the title of the third Mirror Earth book. And here is the cover:
I’m proud of it. It shows so much of the story. At this point I already want to thank Will Forest for his help in making this book better through his edits and tips, Andy Golub for allowing me to use one of his bodypaint images on the cover, and Maurice “Mo” Smith for the same.
And thank you, everyone out there waiting, for your patience. Rushing a project like this is never going to make anything better.
I’ll do what I can to (at least) get the e-books out soonest. Paperbacks always require a little more work…
It took a while but it’s here. As of today, The Unsworth Manor Nudes is available in all the usual places!
Unsworth Manor, home of Cedric, Earl of Unsworth, his wife Margarete and their children. Margarete, of royal German descent, receives an invitation to visit her distant relative, Emperor Wilhelm II. They decide to make the journey. It will introduce them to a lifestyle that none of them had ever heard of before, but that will never leave them anymore.
I guess you all remember this image from before I went very silent. I was on a short vacation during which I wrote a lot of words for Mirror Earth 3 and Naked Crow 7. Some people wouldn’t call that a vacation but I wouldn’t want it any other way.
If the gods of publishing are with me, Naked Crow 6 will hit the e-shelves on June 1st of this here year 2017. Provided the lords of paper over at Createspace are willing, the paperback will become available a month later, so on July 1st. Also in 2017. In case you wondered.
So there you have it. The first of the next two months. If all goes well.
Yes, there is news about the Naked Crow series. Big news. News that comes in the form of the sixth book!
It’s going to happen quite soon now. The book is written, checked, corrected, edited, corrected even more and now I’m in the final stages of getting things together. Creating e-books, final judgment on the cover and creating the paperback version of the book. That last bit always takes terribly long so I’ll get the e-books out as soon as they’re ready. No need to make you wait for the paper version if you’re not waiting for that anyway. (Did you see what I did there? 😉 )
Right. Let’s have a look at that cover.
Naked Crow 6 – Hidden Village
So there you have it. Title and image all in one. No details on the story yet, but you’ll find out soon enough now. I’m quite confident that I’ll be able to get the e-books out early June of this year, probably in the first week.
I hope this makes the approaching weekend and weeks somewhat more bearable. Thanks for your patience. It’s appreciated and will soon be rewarded!