As if in sympathy, the dear old laptop came down with a virus too. Thankfully, we're now both fighting fit again - but Facebook remains a closed door to me, as does one of my main email addresses - so apologies if you've tried to contact me and been met with a deafening silence. I still love you!
Good ol' Weebly my web site provider has never let me down either, so all those lovely subscribers to my newsletters/mailing list now have the skinny on soon to be published titles written by yours truly - I'm quietly pleased with progress, there's something for everyone - new additions will include sequels to "The Bridle Path", "The Griffin's Boy" and most exciting of all (for me anyway!) a murder mystery for the long suffering DI Crombie of Celtic Cousins' Adventures fame.
I've mentioned before, thrillers/crime are my favourite reading genre, nothing beats a good detective novel. Writing a good detective novel demands a certain level of skill: how and when to reveal information to readers. To raise an adequate writer to a good writer, Stephen King recommends reading reading and more reading followed by writing writing and more writing. I certainly qualify on the reading aspect! I'm fortunate to be a beta reader for three of the best indie thriller writers in the game: The fabulous Campbell Brothers, and the marvellous Stephen Spencer, of Paul Mallory fame. If you enjoy a good murder mystery, hop on over to their sites and discover DCI Morton and fearless investigative journalist Paul Mallory. If you want to follow DI Crombie's progress, sign up for my news letter/mailing list; this "cosy murder mystery" doesn't even have a working title yet, so I may need your help!