It’s about time I did an update here. I’ll save the best till last.
The main reason for writing this blog is to promote my writing and inform readers of Escape Velocity magazine and other projects of news. In spite of these writerly intentions I once wrote a piece about how a friend led me up to the summit of Tryfan mountain up the north face. Marvelous day, and since then the majority of hits in this writer’s blog has been by folk looking for news of Tryfan! Well, the news is that the mountain is nearly two metres taller than previously measured. Either a quiet earthquake has pushed it up or a surveying team had a bent theodolite. See the news item here.
Into the Blast is the title of a true life book I edited for Adventure Books of Seattle this Spring. The book, written by Robert Blevins and Skipp Porteous, gives an account of the search for the correct identity of the sky-jacker in the USA who called himself DB Cooper. The revelations in the book has caused a stir in the US and it has led to radio, newspaper and upcoming TV interviews mainly for Robert Blevins. It is becoming one of our best sellers. Look here for it on Amazon.com and here for the UK version of Amazon
The most recent fiction from Adventure Books of Seattle is the unique humorous science fiction / fantasy Big Bang by Welsh writer and film maker, AJ Desmond. UK readers can buy it here It is selling well on the Kindle as well as paperback.
The big news is more personal. Our son, Robert, is getting married this weekend! So by the time next week comes around we’ll have farmed out and married off both our wonderful children. I wish them the same happiness and contentment my wife and I have had and continue.
Good to hear that an American university in South Carolina has ordered 20 print copies of each of our Escape Velocity magazines. No one has a bad word to say for it – an eclectic mix of science fact and fiction. The latest web page for it is here. Kindle sales of Escape Velocity are picking up.
Early ebook versions are free to download if you go along to that link. Issue 5 will be out in Spring. Thanks to all those excellent authors who contributed for their patience. The delay is because of the time Adventure Books is putting into bringing out a non-fiction true story book on DB Cooper – the man who hijacked a plane in 1971, parachuted off with the loot and never seen again… or has he? Watch this space.
A runaway success of Adventure Books of Seattle recently is the sales of a science fiction / fantasy novel by A J Desmond called Big Bang. It’s a kind of big brother reality situation where a group believe a nuclear holocaust has occurred and they have to get along – or not – in their shelter. Brilliantly funny. Ant is a Welsh writer and comedy film maker and a friend. The Kindle version of his book is here But UK and rest of the world readers can find it somewhere here.