Endings and Beginnings

It’s worst with TV & Cinema, not knowing when to stop. I’ve two major series, one SF and one Fantasy. The temptation is like Pern or Chalet School and to keep extending. Except unlike the the Famous Five the characters age and change. Unlike the excellent Midkemia world, both have major social, political, economic and technological changes. The Celtic Otherworld of the Inamok development somewhat influenced by my own engineering background and interest in vintage electronics. I wrote a history of Communications and Computers with their convergence in the 1980s as a background for a project. I also spent many hours with Civilisation II and IV. Those games seem well researched.

I think “Carm├ín’s Legacy” (book #14 of Celtic Otherworld) and either the “Mission’s Talent” or the “College Talent” (#7 and maybe #8 of Talent’s Universe) will tie up all the loose ends. I’ve chopped up the “Second Talent” and put bits into “The Legal Talent” and “The Mission Talent” as it only reached Novella length and the plot was weak.

New for Autumn 2018

Exiles and Rooks was released on 2nd August on Amazon (Kindle and Kindle Apps only) and Smashwords (all common eBook formats, also distributed to Apple, Kobo, Barnes& Noble). Starship Chief is still free (but only give friends a link, not…

Goths and Rooks

I’m quite excited to have completed the 3rd revision of this. It’s probably #12 in the Celtic Otherworld series and maybe the 5th “Rooks” book, ‘Goths and Rooks’. It’s close to 61,600 words. It’s got Nikoli and Jenny from ‘Hero…

Focus

I’m going to focus on getting some Work In Progress polished. “Exiles and Rooks” is nearly ready (Celtic Otherworld #6). “Artists and Rooks” (#10) seems complete. Switching to Lulu for POD paperbacks because CreateSpace are now branded Amazon. Good news…

Books too gritty or erotic?

If you are finding the books you are reading, maybe published as YA, too gritty or erotic try different authors. This applies to Detective, Adventure, Romance (it’s just as good or better without ANY sex!), Fantasy, SF etc. Also though…

Christmas 2017 Sale

The Starship Chief is free (on Smashwords), but not public domain. All rights reserved, as it’s a novella inspired by Treasure Island, King Lear legends before Shakespeare and the film Treasure Planet. However, while stand-alone and 25 years before The…