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Taking Liberty – Audiobook Release

Finally, after almost a year on the table, the finished audiobook version of “Taking Liberty” – (Gabe Quinn Thriller #3) is now available to download from Amazon, Audible and iTunes, and it sounds great! This third production sees narrator David Doersch still at the helm as we follow Gabe to Alaska and through a whole heap of trouble. As with the first and second audiobooks, …

All The Fun Of The Fair

Despite a head cold and losing my voice once or twice I survived the London Book Fair! Held over three days at the very impressive Olympia in London, the Fair focused on everything book-related – from humble indie authors to global publishing giants. Everyone in the industry was there, promoting their newest catches and pitching their trades. Hundreds of exhibitors selling their wares to thousands …

London Book Fair 2015

Last year, Amazon’s UK-based Kindle Direct Publishing very kindly invited me to be part of their team at the London Author Fair. It was a fantastic and unforgettable experience. I really enjoyed meeting not only the lovely KDP people but also other indie authors just starting out on their self-publishing careers. I got to speak about the pros and cons of self-pubbing, and how signing …

The Author Evolution

Over the last three years that my self-published books have been available on Amazon, I’ve had a steady stream of emails or Facebook messages from unpublished writers asking for publishing advice. Some want to know what the shortcut is to success. Most want to pick my brains for useful tips and tricks to get their ball rolling. All have decided to go down the self-pub …

The Day the Universe Changed

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ – the iconic beginning to Dickens’ tale of contrasts, and an exact description of the last twelve months of my life . . . On a drab day in October 2013 I got an out-of-the-blue phone call from Emilie Marneur – a Senior Acquisitions Editor at Thomas & Mercer – expressing her interest in my Gabe …

Crossing Lines – Audiobook Release

It’s been five months in the making, but I’m thrilled to announce that “Crossing Lines” – (Gabe Quinn Thriller #2) is now available in audio format as a downloadable audiobook from Amazon, Audible and iTunes, and it sounds even better than the first! This second production sees narrator David Doersch still at the helm, steering Gabe through turbulent waters and toward stormy horizons. As with …

The Four Kindleers

History was made this week when four of the rising stars of the Brit Indie thriller writing scene joined forces to hatch out plans for word domination over faux Pimms and Eaton mess at The Clarence Pub on Whitehall, London. Those nice folks from Audible ACX were in town, all the way from New Jersey, to discuss the burgeoning audiobook market, the business of audiobooks …

Gabe Has Found His Voice!

It’s been four months in the making, but I’m thrilled to announce that “Killing Hope” – (Gabe Quinn Thriller #1) is now available in audio format as a downloadable audiobook from Amazon, Audible and iTunes, and it sounds absolutely amazing! The narrator, David Doersch, has done an excellent job of fleshing out the characters, individualizing their voices and, of course, staying true to Gabe’s roots …

3 Milestones in 3 Months

So far, 2014 has thrown up a few really nice surprises from out of the blue, not least of which are three major milestones in my self-publishing career. Just in case you have a life and missed them, here they are in their entirety – so grab yourself a cup of tea and some dark glasses and get to it … #1 Kindle Newsletter In …

“Killing Hope” in Amazon’s Best Kindle Books of 2013

My hat’s off to Gabe Quinn. It’s been a great year for the Celebrity Cop cum FBI consultant with a badge in more ways than one. October saw the highly-anticipated new release of his third instalment – in the form of “Taking Liberty“, which was favourably received by his fans – and his first outing, “Killing Hope“, enjoyed a Top 10 slot in the Amazon …

An Englishman in Cebu

On returning from a typhoon trip to the Philippines to visit family I am struck with the deafening realisation that England has become deathly quiet in my absence. The streets are empty, the pavements spacious and the verges clutter-free. A warm sun shines happily from a perfect Spring sky. There could be a zombie uprising round the corner, but I’m too jetlagged to go take …

How The Fonz and my Granddaughters Saved the Planet

“By the time I realised my father was right, I had a son telling me I was wrong.” Henry Winkler Every generation thinks it knows better than the last. We thought it ourselves. And live to hear it echoed by our kids. It’s an enduring perception; thinking we know better than those who raised us. Hardwired into the brain from birth and a thousand ancestors …