Brian L Porter's Blog – June 2008 Archive (8)

'A Study in Red' is a Book of the Month!

The members of 'The Jack the Ripper Forums' have made my novel 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper, their 'Book of the Month', and have opened a thread for discusssion of the book at

I'm flattered that, of all the books on the subject available to them for discussion, they have chosen mine for the first of this new feature on the forum. As the JTR Forum is one of the largest… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on June 30, 2008 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Article in 'The Journal of The Whitechapel Society 1888', 'Whodunnit?...I Dunno!"

Soon after the release of my novel 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper', I was approached by the editor of the Journal of 'The Whitechapel Society 1888' and asked to write an article for their June issue, telling of the genesis of the book. The society, based in London, studies not only the crimes of Jack the Ripper, but the history of Victorian and Edwardian London in general. I felt privileged to be asked to contribute to the journal of this prestigious society, and the… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on June 27, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

An Award Nomination, Please may I have your vote?

I'm really thrilled that my forthcoming novel 'Purple Death' (Still Waves Publishing) has been nominated for The Authors Lounge Best Cover Illustration award for the month of June. With artwork by the brilliant Graeme S Houston this represents my second nomination for one of the Authors Lounge monthly awards, with my novel 'A Study in Red' having previously picked up the May award. i've reproduced the cover above, with a short intro to the story… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on June 22, 2008 at 7:58pm — No Comments

New Look Website for 'A Study in Red'

Having secured the Authors Lounge Cover Illustration Award for May, I decided it was time that the book's website got a revamp. The result is now on view at, and I'd like to invite anyone who is interested to take a peek at thier leisure.

Thanks again to all who voted in support of the book in the recent poll.

Please remember that you can still vote for 'Purple Death' in this month's poll for the June award at… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on June 15, 2008 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Please see my new website

I'd like to extend a warm invitation to everyone to view my new webpage at Books In Sync

Theodocia Mc Lean runs a great service whereby she will create a superb page that features an author's work and is a great marketing and promo tool. She has taken information from all of my other websites and incorporated it into one awesome piece of work.

To view the site, please go to



Added by Brian L Porter on June 13, 2008 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Big thank you to everyone - now please can we do it again?

I wanted to say a big thank you to eveyone on the Ning network who placed a vote for my novel 'A Study in Red - the Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper' in the recent Authors Lounge Cover Illustration Award Poll. Thanks to the wonderful response I received after showing the cover here, the book was successful in winning the May award.

Now I have to ask if we can please do it again, as my cover for 'Purple Death' has been nominated for the June award in the same contest. If anyone is… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on June 7, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

'A Study in Red' wins Cover Design Award, Now a Nomination for 'Purple Death'

I'm delIighted to report that 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper' has won the Authors Lounge Cover Art Design Award for May 2008. (General Category)

I'd like to say a massive thank you to all of those friends who supported the book by placing their votes for the design.


My cover for my forthcoming novel 'Purple Death' has now received a nomination for the June award from the same company and… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on June 3, 2008 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Updated publishing schedule, 2008 releases

Still Waves Publishing have just posted details of the revised publishing schedule for my 2008 paperback releases. I must say it's great to see them all together on one page, and I love the short descriptions the publisher has put to each book.

Please see

Added by Brian L Porter on June 3, 2008 at 3:21am — No Comments

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