Thursday, April 29, 2010

Under way

Right- I have actually started tapping the keys and #4 is on the way.

This one may run a little longer, but I'm hoping to have it done by end of year.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Damn- it's working!

Downloads are going nuts.

Once I hoped that a couple of dozen people would read my stuff and maybe like it.

It is proving a bit more popular than that!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tactical decision

Amongst other reasons, I decided that I need publicity more than sales right now.

This means the books will be available free for a while yet.

Now I need to get started on book four!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Yes- another free book!

The Cockatoo River Incident is on the way!

Another Dead-Tree option

Meddlers In Time- Out of the frying pan is soon to be available in hard copy here

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A new version

I have just finished an extensive edit of Meddlers In Time. I stripped all the formatting by saving it as a txt file, then put back the formatting I wanted and resaved as a doc file.

Curse Microsort Word's autofarmatting!

If you have purchased an older version, you may upload the latest revision at no cost- hell- anyone can have one of the new ones- I'm giving the books away!

It is curently 89th in the queue at Smashwords, so may no be available for a few hours.

The lesson here is- get a book on how to write before you start to write!

Bugger- something didn't work, so I have gone back to the saved copy.

It's updated, just not quite as nicely formatted as the version that failed. Back to the drawing board!

What they teach you in school here does NOT cut it!

There is a problem- the new version won't convert to EPUB and I think that the problem is at the other end. It used to work and I have only simplified the formatting- nothing new is in there.

Now its a 'wait & see'...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Up yours!

Uncle Sammy wants 30% of my royalties, unless I complete his incomprehensible tax forms.

So bugger it- the current 'administration' won't get a cent out of me.

The books stay free!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Buy one of the books- no card needed when they are free- write me a nice review and I will send you a copy of the next installment free!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Belated Birthday Giveaway:

My books are now FREE.

Bugger it, I'm not making anything selling them anyway.

Get in before I change my mind...

Saturday, April 10, 2010


2216 of these used in the first MIT.

Point taken Francis!

Friday, April 9, 2010


All seems OK, with the exception on RTF.

That decides to randomly change the type size for no apparent reason.

HTML, Java, PDF and Kindle all good!

Meddlers In Time- Out of the frying pan, into the fire

Meddlers In Time- Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

This is part one of the 35th century tales. It covers the period of when Wayne Jamieson is drafted into the Imperial forces, having spent the last forty years as a spacer, pirate, mercenary and lastly- as the commander of a successful privateer Free Company.

After leading a raid that turns the course of a civil war, he is shipped off-planet because of a large price on his head.

On his way back to Old Earth, he manages- as usual- to get involved in a desperate action with the other main character, Jenny DeVries.

This time they do not have the near-magical gates to help them.

This and the next four parts cover the shaping of the protagonists into the deadly weapons found in the first book of Meddlers In Time.

The next in the series is: Meddlers In Time- The Cockatoo River Incident and is due to be released early May 2010.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

This weekend- hopefully!

I just have to run the next installment through a grammer checker and do some final format adjustments and the next 36k words will be posted on Smashwords.

The next part is not too far behind that!



Sunday, April 4, 2010

Playing with cover art


The Cockatoo River Incident!

Now I will spend a month kicking it around and doing a bit of editing.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

File cleanup

I have just uploaded a 'cleaned up' document to Smashwords.

I have found a few formatting errors and have minimised the use of italics. I might like them but a lot of readers don't!

I have learned from this and are now doing all my work on one computer and NOT cut & pasting chapters into a master document- where most of my troubles started!