Sunday, 11 May 2014
|Whitstable Rugby Club|
I have finally secured a venue for my book launch. This year it will be held on Saturday 2nd August at Whitstable Rugby Club. This is my old club, I used to play for Whitstable and also coach the Mini and Junior section. I was fixture secretary for the Mini and Juniors, and was a member of the committee for about twelve years. I left all that behind in 2002 and have not been back to the clubhouse since, so it was a trip down memory lane when I called in there last week to make the arrangements for my book launch.
The rugby club is bigger than where I usually hold my events and it also benefits from having its own car park. Parking in the town is a premium and during July and August the place is usually full of visitors. The rugby club is easier to find, and as I have more and more guests attending each year it was important to find an alternative and bigger venue.
Latest news on progress.
- The book cover has now been agreed and it looks great.
- The manuscript is undergoing proofreading and comments coming back are very good.
- Promotion opportunities are under way with an appearance at Canterbury library on 1st November.
- My publisher is helping me to promote my books in libraries across Britain and Canterbury want copies of the book as soon as its available.
I am now busy researching for the next book in The Torc Trilogy. I'm itching to write the first chapter but am holding back as there are loads of things I need to do in the run up to the launch. I also have to update my website, so busy, busy, busy!
Monday, 5 May 2014
From my previous blog about the manuscript, I am pleased to be able to post the completed article. 116,386 words, 472 pages (almost a ream of paper), and numerous books of hand written script.
|The novel complete.|
|This one is for the proofreaders.|
|Research notes crammed into a large file. I also used some of the notes from the Belgae Torc file, (the first book in the Torc Trilogy)|