Tuesday, 18 December 2012

'Through a Glass.' Revised edition is Published.

I'm thrilled that my book 'Through a Glass' is at last re-published. It has taken almost a year to pretty much re-write and re-edit it.
It's been a hard lesson, but one I hope I've learned. From now on, I will not let a book go out unless it is as good as I can humanly make it.
I know there will always be those annoying little mistakes that slip through the net. No amount of editing and proofing will catch them all, even with at least three pairs of sharp eyes scanning the document.
As authors we must strive to do our best, because not only do our books deserve it, so do our readers! As self published authors, we have a mountain of scepticism and disrespect to overcome, and we can't do it with a rubbish product.
I want my books to be the best they can be, and I encourage other authors to aspire to the same.
I've read too many books to number, and I have to say that not one has been totally free of mistakes in one form or another, and that includes traditionally published authors.
Nevertheless, I do not wish to repeat this last year. So I shall do my best to make sure my future books are as good as they can possibly be.
Don't expect perfection, because nothing in this world is perfect! But you can expect a book that is well edited/proofed and a jolly good read.



Friday, 14 December 2012

If you like murder mystery, this is good.

4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read, December 14, 2012
By Yvonne Lee (United Kingdom)
This review is from: A Murderer's Heart (Kindle Edition)
I enjoyed A Murderer's Heart. I found it atmospheric, and easy to read.
I was pleased there was no bad language or graphic scenes of violence. The way it is written encourages the reader to use their own imagination.
The characters were well fleshed out, and I found myself concerned as to what might happen to them...a testament to the authors writing skill.
The further I got into the book the more convinced I became as to who the murderer was, and I was right! I felt quite pleased with myself as generally I get it wrong. That's not to say it was obvious, because it wasn't!
It's a well written and exciting story, with a few twists at the end.
Some editing errors were a bit distracting; hence the four stars instead of the five I wanted give. Nevertheless, they didn't put me off, or totally spoil my enjoyment of the story.
I shall be reading more of this authors work.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Most enjoyable.

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, December 7, 2012
By Yvonne Lee (United Kingdom)
This review is from: Charlotte ~ Pride and Prejudice Continues (Kindle Edition)
To my shame, I've never read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. However after reading this I may well take the plunge. I have watched the TV dramatizations of the story many times, and this book stands up well.
The characters were well written and strong, even those with what you might call a bit part in the story, Like Mrs Higgs, for example, I really like her.
I also like Colonel Fitzwilliam, although my opinion of him changed as the story progressed. And as for Charlotte's husband, William Collins what a pathetic individual he is, and yet eventually I grew to like him and even felt sorry for him.
I'm surprised how much I enjoyed this book, as I'm not a particular fan of this type of story. However it was good, well written and kept me interested right up to the end.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Book Signing.

This coming Sat, I will be signing copies of my book 'A Rat and A Ransom' in a local book store.
I love meeting and chatting to people, and the added bonus is knowing they have read and enjoyed my books.
Here are the two posters designed for the event. I'm really pleased with them.