Good morning one and all!
Well, after January seemed to drag on for six months, February passed in the blink of an eye and I’m hitting March with a definite bang and a huge grin on my face.
So, where to begin? First, the Kickstarter for Out of the Depths has been a resounding success. It reached the target in just 22 minutes! I was totally gobsmacked. Not only that but it is now sitting at having reached over 500%!!! It’s been great to see not only regular readers snapping up fab rewards but also a number of new readers too, having found the project through Kickstarter and social media. It is looking like it will be my most successful anthology to date. Don’t forget that, when it is published in April, all Seraph members of my Patreon Book Club will receive a signed copy.
Then, just a few seconds after OOTD reached its target I received a wonderful piece of news. The author Douglas Lindsay, who writes the amazing Barney Thomson books, has agreed to let me use his characters in a standalone Sam Spallucci short entitled The Case of the Pillaging Pirates. This will be out later this summer and will see Sam and Spliff holidaying on the island of Cumbrae shortly before the events of Casebook. More details about this one later in the year.
Plus, to top it all off, I’ve just been looking over my sales figures for February and can’t believe my eyes. Macabre Collection: Volume Two has been flying off the shelves, not only in the UK, but globally! I now seem to have regular readers in Australia, Canada and Poland. Not only this, but multiple copies have been bought over the channel in France! When you consider that I haven’t promoted this book yet, this is incredible. It means that some lovely people have accounts set up somewhere to receive notifications when my books are published. It certainly makes me feel the love.
So, what’s coming up in March?
The Kickstarter for OOTD finishes on the twelfth. Once, Kickstarter have sent me the monies, I’ll finish the formatting of the book and publish early April. This will then be followed by the Easter Egg videos which will include shoutouts for all my lovely patrons and those who chose that reward on Kickstarter. As mentioned above, all Seraph members of my Book Club will receive a signed copy as part of their membership.
I also have two conventions this month: Sheffield on the 12th and Carlisle on the 25th. If you’re in the area, do come along and say hello.
Right, I need to shoot off now and have a calming brew. I haven’t even had time to tell you about the Spalluccipedia book that I’ve started working on with talented artist Jack Knight! Ah well, perhaps next time ;-)
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Take care and keep looking out for what lurks in the shadows…
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