My Haunted Life 3 Readied for Release

Yesterday evening, I finished My Haunted Life 3. It needs editing now and so on but it will be available later next week. Here is a listing of stories for you; SCARED OF THE DARK GUARDIAN ANGEL THE MONSTER IN THE CUPBOARD PROOF THE APPARITION DÉJÀ VU ORBS THE FACE THE LODGER THESE SHOES ARE MADE FOR WALKING BATTLE CRY YOUR LIFE IS ONE BIG FAT LIE! Again, some of the stories are about me but several are stories I have been told by friends. I hope people enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. However, thats the last of The My Haunted Life series – at least for now. They have proven to be popular and both My Haunted Life and My Haunted Life Too are on

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Your Life is One Big Lie

One of the central themes of all my writings – even the My Haunted Life series – is the nature of reality and the role that we may play in dictating that. Over the last twenty or so years (if not my entire life really), I have read, meditated on, studied and discussed this topic and the process I have come to several conclusions. One of these is that I now believe that much of our world is an illusion. It’s easy to draw analogies with movies like the Matrix here and I and others often do but what I mean is a lot of what we think we know isn’t real. It isn’t truth nor fact. I once said (and thought it was rather cute) – “The more I

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Eight Crowns to Brno – Review

Yet another book about an English language teacher in Brno I thought (yes there are others). I started the book and by about Chapter 3, had decided this one, though well written, probably wasn’t really my cup of tea – not really my sense of humor. I live in Brno and what might be deemed funny about the Czechs to someone who doesn’t is simply normal to me now. However, I persevered and I am really glad that I did. Paul Simpson has a talent for writing witty conversation and in Eight Crowns to Brno he succeeds in creating a comedic conversation-driven story that in the end pulls you in and swallows you whole. Initially, the star character, James, came across as a clever know it all jack ass sort

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My Haunted Life Updates

In two days, 102 people have downloaded My Haunted Life Too on Kindle and it is #1 in the Supernatural category on Amazon.com but bizarrely unranked on Amazon.co.uk.  Anyhow, thanks to all who have downloaded it and it will be available for a couple more days yet so do go and grab it while you can. Meanwhile, My Haunted Life 3 is getting pre-orders at 99cents. This will be last in the series (at least thats the current plan). The original My Haunted Life is also selling quite well. However, I am hoping that the entire series will sell increasingly well in the coming months introducing my writing to a broader audience in the process. Please do write reviews as well if you happen to read the books… Thanks, likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Ghost Stories

This week will see the launch of my new effort and probably the last book for 2014 – My Haunted Life Too. We will do a cover reveal this week as well so stay tuned. It’s a ferocious cover! My Haunted Life Too is a new set of short stories of the strange and the paranormal but this time, the stories are about people around me as opposed to things I have experienced directly. Those who have read it say its better than the first as well – scarier. It will be out on Kindle later this week. Of course, all good things come in threes so there will certainly be a third to follow in early 2015. I can probably recast all three as one paperback book too in

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Finally, A Hit?

Recently, I decided to experiment a bit with writing and publishing. I decided to try to broaden my audience a bit and see what worked in terms of covers and content and so on. In writing this blog, I actually generate a lot of material that eventually gets buried and lost in time but is eminently re-usable. I also had the weirdest experiences growing up with ghosts, poltergeist and all sorts of strange paranormal phenomena. I hit upon an idea and wrote My Haunted Life as a small book, primarily designed for the Kindle paranormal and supernatural market. I took some blog articles and turned them into short stories and added several new short stories – all true. I topped and tailed it with some thoughts about reality as it

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TGIF

It is Friday already. The week shot by didn’t it? Since it is Friday and for 1-day ONLY, My Haunted Life is FREE on Kindle. After that, it will be back to 99cents or even more. So now is your one and only chance to save money. If you do download it, do me a favor back would you please? Write a review and if you enjoy it, tell your friends, the postman, the guys down the pub and the women at work – anyone who will listen in fact! I am busy at work on My Haunted Life Too. It will be out before Christmas. Of course, I had intended to keep working on the prequel tho The Last Observer but…. I got distracted. I find I quite like

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Family Bible

“Come and look at this,” my father said with a tone in his voice I recognized as meaning it was something interesting. I walked over to our kitchen table curiously. He had a book. It was actually a huge book and leather-bound. “It’s a bible,” explained my Dad. It was a large and heavy, black, leather-bound bible. It looked quite old too. “It belonged to neighbors of mine when I was a boy,” explained Dad leafing through some of the pages. “Here, look at this.” The inside cover of this huge family bible was written in and once I got used to the old fashioned hand writing, I realised it was a four generation family tree. Did it mark the path through the family that this bible had taken? As

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Poetry Featured in Writers Wheel Magazine

I am pleased to have a couple of my recent poems featured in Writers Wheel Magazine. The magazine is the FREE online creative writing magazine from Compass Books an imprint of John Hunt. another imprint – Roundfire Books – is the publisher of my novel The Last Observer. Take a look and my poems are on page 20. Enjoy. likeheartlaughterwowsadangry0

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Inner Dreaming – World Blog Hop

Sue Vincent passed on the baton of the World Blog Hop to me as it moves from writer to writer across the blogosphere. Apparently, I am to describe my personal writing process and then pass on the assignment to another writer and blogger. Sue and I wrote a book together a while ago but it was all done by email – sort of writing by correspondence! I think it worked though and the book stands as testimony to that process. Just recently, I have done a few interviews and there is always a question or two about the writing process as if it were formulaic. Perhaps for some it is. For me, there isn’t so much as a process as a frame of mind. Firstly, I need to feel the

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