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Mirror Earth 3. Finally!

Mirror Earth

Mirror Earth 3.

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…

 

More science fiction in the works. Happy new year!

Hi everyone,

Let’s hope this new year brings good things.

Good things I have cooking.

 Of course there’s Mirror Earth 3. That book is making things difficult for me but that’s okay. For me anyway. I’m sorry you have to wait for it for so long. At the moment I have 210 pages written so there is some progress.

Then there’s Naked Crow 7. That one gave me a headache for quite a while. I knew a few basic things that I wanted to have in that story but tying it all together into something comprehensible and interesting was an entirely different thing. It’s slowly coming off the ground now, though, which is a good thing.

ufo

And then there’s a surprising, strange thing. I started writing a new science fiction. I had no plan to make that naturist based but somehow it morphed into that. It’s fascinating to see that happen, let me tell you. The strangeness doesn’t end there: as I had the initial idea for the story I started writing it on my phone. A day later I found out that the book “50 shades of grey” was written on a phone as well so I took up the challenge. I am writing this entire story on my phone. So far I’m 11 chapters in and it looks promising! This story is entirely different from the Mirror Earth books or from Nude in Space. It’s something that might happen in the present. Something peculiar is that I already have a fair idea what the cover of the book will look like, which is quite new for me. Usually I start worrying about that when a story’s mostly finished. Oh – before you think it’s about UFOs… close but no cigar. Yet. And this image won’t be the cover. 😉

I really hope I can get at least two of those books ready and published for you all in 2018.

Let’s see what comes out of those good intentions. I wish all of you a great new year with lots of nude opportunities!

Paul

 

And now for something different. Walking.

Sometimes you need to do something different

no-christmas-cardsI have this habit of not sending Christmas cards to people.

Instead I pick a charity and donate money to it. Each year I select a different charity. This year it was the Dutch foundation for rheumatism research. I know people with that disease and it’s bad. Painful. I admire people who keep up their good spirits despite being in pain (almost) every day.

This is why I signed up for a 21 km / 13 mile walk along the coast, combined with a fund raiser. This is going to happen on January 27th 2018. No matter the weather.

For that I have also decided that for each of my books that people buy between January 1st and January 27th, I will donate €1 of the royalties to that cause.

No, this will not be a nude walk

winter-walk-beachI can imagine that people might think this but in January over here it’s not nice and warm. It’s also not legal to walk along the beach in the nude. Two good reasons to wear clothes, trust me.

Not everything a naturist does can or will be done in a naturist fashion but believe me that it’s done with a naturist heart. And one that cares for other people. People with illnesses and disabilities. That’s why I will do this long walk.

I understand that not everyone is able to donate money for something like that (even more silly: the website only accepts donations through Dutch banks, which is a bit odd). However, if you like to read, please buy one or more of my books in the period of January 1 – 27 and you will be supporting my cause.

If you are in the Netherlands and you want to sponsor me, please visit the action page I set up for this.

And if you want to donate via Paypal…



Thank you!!

Sometimes things just keel over. Losing touch with a story.

What do you mean ‘things keel over’?

Exactly that. Last month I participated in “Nanowrimo” (NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth). A mad race against yourself to write a novel in a month. I love challenges like that. Note that I didn’t write a naturist novel, my alter ego (ehem) writes more mainstream fantasy and science fiction.

Mirror Earth

In doing so (I almost wrote 300 pages) I lost track of where I was going in the chapter I was writing for Mirror Earth 3. Sarah (you’ll need to know Mirror Earth and Mirror Earth 2 to know who Sarah is) was going to do something. When I got back to the scene after November I stared at the words and my mind went ‘all righty then… what were you going to do here?’

This means that I still dislike my mind because I have no answer for it.

The scene was well over one page already but no matter how long I looked at it, read it, thought about it… nothing popped up. Well bugger, as they say in England. I trashed the scene, read back to where things were still making sense and sat down to compose a completely new twist to the chapter.

It’s not the first time.

falling into a pitI’ve had this happen before because I’ve done Nanowrimo more than once. That doesn’t mean I’m getting used to it. Each time I promise myself to be more careful and to take better notes on where I’m going with a scene, and each time I fall into the same pit.

You’d think I’d have learnt after 7 years, right? Well, wrong. Next time though. I’m sure.  I think. 😀

The good thing about happenings like this is that the new scene usually is better than the one that I discarded. So far it looks like it. I threw out 400 words and I have regenerated 300 fresh ones yesterday. Words that make someone freak out (in chapter 31) over…. oh, wait, I shouldn’t divulge that.

I’ll get back to Mirror Earth 3 today. And to Naked Crow 7, another story I lost touch with, but that hasn’t grown large yet. I can pick that up again after browsing the last few chapters. I just need to figure out who got shot there, and how many people. (Yes, there is some actual shooting of people happening in Naked Crow 7. Trust me. I’ve made / will make it happen.)

A review on The Unsworth Manor Nudes

Accidentally I stumbled upon this review of my first historical naturist novel, The Unsworth Manor Nudes.

P.Z. Walker consistently weaves durable, engaging story lines into his finely developed books. This was especially delightful and fun as we follow this British family discovered the wholesome joy of nudism while in Germany and transported it to England in a wonderfully unfolding story that captured the early 1900s. It captures so well the social constraints of the time. May he continued to hold body freedom in yet more historical novels. This is a winner.”

This totally blew me away.

I am very proud of this.

A positive comment on the Unsworth Manor Nudes


Yesterday someone said:

Finished your book this afternoon. Enjoyable read. I found it quite interesting being an historical novel based on your research and facts. I think what I enjoyed most though was the evolution of the “proper English Aristocratic ideals” meld with their developing naturism. I think one excerpt said it all…“Nancy’s knees trembled as she took the first few steps but then steeled herself. If she was going to do this it would be in proper style. She was British…”. I loved the whole British/Naturists aspect. Was really fun.

I’m always proud to know that people appreciate my work.

A new book. It’s history.

History.

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.

The book is available at Smashwords, Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.nl, Amazon.it, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es, Amazon.ca, Amazon.au, Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes and Kobo.

Keep your eye on this page for other places where the book will become available, or for when the paperback comes out. 🙂

The historical naturist fiction story

The historical naturist book

It’s really going to happen. It’s written and being distributed as you read this. August 1st it will be out there for everyone.

This was a very difficult one to write. So much history to go through, so much to look up and at and into.

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 hope you’ll all like it.