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Escape now on Pre-order

October 21, 2014 News  No comments

Escape short story coverEscape is now available for pre-order on Amazon. A short story, set in a fictional world where a private consortium spent the early 2000's restoring a prototype aircraft to ground running.

The problem? The aircraft is the legendary TSR2, the people in power are the ones that originally killed it, and they want it gone. The engineers disagree. Finding her a new home should be easy, but getting her there? That could be murder.

Escape can now be viewed or pre-ordered on Amazon wordwide, priced 0.99. It will be available to buy on 24th October.


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Escape cover reveal

October 19, 2014 BooksNewsPublishing  No comments

Escape short story coverI'm happy to announce the cover for Escape. Given the aircraft in the book, it was understandably difficult to find images of it in flight, so my original request of a close-up flight shot was not granted. Instead I understand a flight-sim was used to get reference shots, the contrail comes from a 777, and the sunset shot was taken on open land. I actually rather like the results.
Escape short story cover

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Short Story Pt 2

October 17, 2014 News  No comments

777 at speedI mentioned recovering a short story here, which ended with me getting my hands on a hard copy. Earlier this week I  retyped it from the hard-copy and discovered when I did that it was 4,500 words, not the 1,500 I remember.The story is in better shape than I remember.  Originally published in 2009, there are a few tweaks needed to update it to reflect the modern era. I had also expected to be polishing the writing style, since it was four years old and I only had an unedited proof.  Instead, I found out that it had held up better than expected. When I  started trying to make changes for accuracy and correct detail, I ran into a problem. Accuracy slows action.  At the moment, it is a roller-coaster ride, but breaking into a discussion of physics and aerodynamics in the middle of an air

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Finding an old shame

October 13, 2014 booksPublishing  No comments

Book coverIt is well known that authors may have problems reclaiming their rights when a publisher goes bankrupt. Less well known is when getting the rights back isn't a problem but getting the story back is.

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