Mittwoch, 28. Juli 2010

Competition time!

My good friend and writing odyssey companion, Teresa Geering has recently given an interview for my favourite scribbler's site, Struggling Authors .
In it she describes her work and gives us a small window into the emotions and movements of a newly published author.

She has also set a competition question, (defo not a brain zapper) for a free, autographed copy of her book, The Eye of Erasmus.
Check it out at: and try the comp for a free book.

Take it easy peeps :-)

Donnerstag, 22. Juli 2010

Buy this story !!!

So sorry I’ve been neglecting the Blog(s) but I really have been that busy.

Anyway, I won’t waste too much of your time, I just wanted to post the address of the magazine with my story, “The Hot gates” in it.
Go to :

And fill your boots!

My friend Tee is setting the world alight with her new book. I read a review this morning that made it out to be the New Testament. I still haven’t moved my butt to get it yet but it’s defo on the horizon of books to buy. If you fancy a bit of Harry Potter-like magic, mythological romance and witchcraft, go to.

And once again, fill your boots!

You may or may not have noticed that the Blog has a new outlay, which means I could cancel my website, (which I never use) and thus save a wad of dosh.

Thanks once again to Richard for a GREAT, no FANDABIDOZY effort.

Right, back to the shed, (yes, that one I still haven’t finished yet…)

Reg :-)

Dienstag, 13. Juli 2010

Rejection... again.

Dear Reg,

Thank you for your patience in waiting to hear from us regarding your novel submission to Loon in Balloon.

We've now been able to review your submission. I'm sorry to say that we won't be pursuing it for publication. This does not mean that it's not good enough for publication elsewhere. The fiction world is incredibly competitive; there are so many talented writers and good story ideas. It's an issue of overall fit with our niche.
We would like to thank you, very much, for the opportunity to take a look at your work, and for thinking of us.

We wish you all the best with your publication plans.

Ah well, another one bites the dust.
Doesn't fit into their niche, well it's a fair one.
Far better than, "We hate you, we hate your work, you suck", dontcha think?
Whatever, it's already off to my next vict... I mean target.

Take it easy.
Reg :-)

Mittwoch, 7. Juli 2010

The Hot Gates.

So Dears,

The 300 vampire story, “The Hot Gates” is in print!

I’ve asked Coral, the editor in chief for an address so I can put it up here, there and everywhere.

This is the splurge I used for the covering letter while I collected my rejections for it:

The film, "300" recently broke the Box Office with its tale of Leonidas and his brave Spartans, who stood against the might of Xerxes and the whole Persian Empire. The name Leonidas is now synonymous with self sacrifice and bravery; whereas Xerxes tends to be seen as a cruel, debauched and somewhat vain tyrant. I thought it would be a novel twist to the tale if the roles of these two leaders were reversed in some way.

In my short story, "The Hot Gates", Xerxes is a hero who has gathered an army to take on the Vampires of Sparta. Using the original characters and taking only a breath of artistic liberty, I drew on the legendary battle as my blueprint to tell the tale of the destruction of Leonidas and his bloodsucking 300.

Well, there you have it, my first go at marketing a story, lol. 10,500 words of Hellenic horror and Persian pluck!

Whatever, when I have the address I’ll put it up here and if you’re interested you can purchase one.

Still heard nothing from the publishers about my manuscript, but we’ve been there before and know that it means nothing…

Right, that’s it for now.

Catch you around.