Five years ago today I published my first book through KDP, Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon – it was an e-book, Farholm, a story I had actually written sometime before when I was still at work and not a full-time writer. I was so excited, and it gave me the courage to go on and put other books out into the big wide world –
- The Stalking of Rosa Czekov came four months later, another novel I had written while at work
- Loving Judah in the November
- Night Vision in 2013
- and Flipside in the September of that year
All these books I had tried to get published in print, without success, but now, there they were bravely out in public!
At the end of 2013 a different thing happened; I took up the challenge of writing 50,000 words of a new novel in the month of November; this was the first new thing I had written in my new life as a writer – and the words just flowed… the result was that in February of 2014 the first of my Radwinter books appeared. I never dreamed I would write a sequel, let alone a series… but look…
- 2014 Radwinter
- October 2014 Magick
- April 2015 Raddy and Syl
I returned to my completed novels in 2016 and worked hard on editing a far tool long story of dark love and betrayal and murder, before returning to the Radwinter family:
- The Double Act
- Beyond Hope
- and then another long novel which needed a lot of work – Lucky Portbraddon
All my life I have wanted to be a writer and now I am!
This is a celebration day for me, but I have to say a lot of thank yous. I have to say a massive thank you to my family, all my family for supporting me and putting up with me! I have to say a great big thank you to all my friends near and far, and those I have never even met in real life but only through social media. And I have to say thank you to all the people I don’t even know who have bought my books. THANK YOU!!!
I hope my next novel, another Radwinter story, Earthquake will be out in May… watch this space!
… and if you haven’t read any of my stories, here is a link: