"Hi I was wondering if you would be willing to answer a quick survey (take about 1-2 minutes). This would really help me with my HSC. It is all about crime novels. http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LPRMRW5
I spent seventeen years in the Australian Army, deploying on two tours of duty in East Timor and one tour to the Middle East in 2003. I specialised in Human Intelligence, including interrogation (as a practitioner and instructor). Since leaving the military, I spend every spare moment on my passion for writing. My debut thriller, The Interrogator, will be published by Random House Australia in 2009.
Hey jj cheers for the tip, went and had a look and Iiked what I saw. Btw great blog. Please forgive the delay in replying, I am idea rich and time poor at the moment, so I'm trying to spend as nuch time as possible on WIP. However, I can't resist the temptation to check in once in a while : ) Happy scribing to you.
Congrats on the upcoming release, JJ. And the media will love your military background, which is great for getting your name out there! Do you know when in 2009 yet? It takes ages, doesn't it.
Hi again JJ,
You'll find the article about publishing at http://www.ian-irvine.com/
It gives some background plus tips on promotion and marketing and how best to cope with what is to come. I'm right in the middle of the editing process on my fourth book and the buzz doesn't go away especially if you've had dreams about being a writer for a long time.