Hello again. This week I have been thinking more parochial and more national so if you’re not British this might be a bit heavy going. Having said that though, most countries in the world now have a large dissatisfied population and what seems like a bumbling and pathetic ruling party, blundering around with no good ideas so I expect most nationalities can connect with this.
After spending the past month and a bit working hard to promote my first short story and launching everything else that goes with it, I thought I should take a sidestep and stop going on about asking everyone to buy and share it. I thought that this would be a good time to just chat; it is a better place then fb or twitter to get a dialogue going.
I thought I would start by outlining my thoughts and opinions on the world at the moment. Let’s start with Ukraine (fun place to begin you might think, I know but stay with me) So this week in the ongoing ‘whose got the bigger manhood battle’ The mad haired President Putin meets the Australian vice pm’s, who comments “I suppose I best shake your hand but you should get out of Ukraine.” To which the topless, bear wrestling Russian replied, “I’m not in Ukraine.” To most likely a loud “Ohhhh no he didn’t,” from his security team. So, what to make of this quip, what is it actually conveying to us as we look at the largest war in Europe since the Balkans? Continue reading The Week 23rd November 2014
Rose is here, finally, a story of a young girl caught up in something much larger than her. Read the prequel to ‘The Games’ here. Rose’s story is the sister book to ‘The Horse Lord’.
I recommend picking up the Horse Lord too, if you haven’t already, to truly meet all of my assembled cast before ‘The Games’ arrives. Both books are independent of each other but together you have a good insight into the back story in advance of the publication of ‘The Games’. Rose’s story is more about uncertainty and magic while the horse lord is more straight out fighting and adventure. So pick both up today you can get the Horse Lord on the Horse Lord page here.
Superb production by BBC ‘The Passing Bells’ – the final scene was beautifully done. if you missed this drama I urge you to put some time aside and make a point of catching up on it – incredibly sad – ‘Doomed Youth’ as Wilfred Owen so clearly shared with us in his haunting verse. The image in the final scene is one which will stay with you. It will certainly be in the forefront of my thoughts this week of Remembrance.
A video interview with the author Tomos A. Roberts has been posted!! Check under About the Author or click here.
The Horse Lord will be on promotion in amazon.co.uk and amazon.com (USA) shortly. So, for a short time, you can get it at a discounted price. If you already have your copy then do let friends know they can get it now, whilst the promotion is on.
Several have commented they are intrigued by Anemoi, the name is derived from Greek Wind Gods. The description in the book conjures up an image such as the one shared here. I hope you agree.