Hi Ruth, I know, I always told people, who would never believe me that we had some very mild winters up in Scotland when I lived there. As for the books I'm pleased that I'll have both e-book and paperback books availabel from this year, so fulfilling everyone's reading needs, I hope.
I finally heard from my publisher today with news on the paperback version of 'A Study in Red' which will be availble from teh end of the month and will have the ISBN 1-55404-527-4 It will then be able to be ordered through Amazon, W.H. Smith Online and any reputable online bookstore.
Hope the weather up there isn't too severe today. It's been bad down here in Yorkshire.
haha, I know what you mean Ruth. I'm not very technical myself, and my computer is about as hi-tech as I can manage as well. Still, there's a market out there and I try to do mybest to service it while there's a call for it. Actually a lot of disabled people can acces e-books a lot easier than they can 'hard copy' books these days.
I understand that Ruth, many people have an aversion to e-books, but they do have an appeal for just as many others. There's no real knack to it, you just read as much or as little as you want in one go, just as you would with a 'real' book, and many people read them from blackberrys and palm readers etc. which allow them to hold a library of thousands of books in one small device. I do hope you enjoy the paperbacks though when they come out. (I prefer the real thing too).
Hi Ruth, thanks for the comment and accepting my invitation. I am thoroughly enjoying my experience at Crimespace and getting to meet loads of really nice people. Congrats on quitting the rat race and settling in one of the most striking and beautiful places in the UK. Had a look at your website and that seems to be developing quite nicely too. Best wishes for 2008.
Ruth, I spent most of my time in Mexico on the Pacific coast of the state of Jalisco, moving inland to visit the 'real' Mexico. I managed to travel further afield as well and saw some of the most amazing sights it's been my privelege to view.
hi Ruth, My previous works are only in e-book formats I'm afraid, but 'A Study in Red - the Secret Juornal of Jack the Ripper' , currently released in ebook, will be available in paperback from the end of the month, and 'Glastonbury' will be exclusively in paperback from Rain Books in March. Purchase links for the ebooks are on my website at www.freewebs.com/brianlp
You might also like 'Avenue of the Dead' a much longer tale set in Mexico which is centred around the old ruined city of Teotihuacan, and 'starring' the same lead character as 'The Devil youKno' one of the stories in the Murder, Mayhem and Mexico trilogy.
Hello Ruth, I used to live in a beautiful village called Banchory in Kincardineshire, my son was born in the quaintly named Kincadrine O'Neil War Memorial Hospital at Torphins, just on the fringes of the Highlands. I loved it up there!
I put up the RSS feed from my group blog at acmeauthorslink.blogspot.com in a number of spots on ning. I'm glad someone's actually reading it. It's fun since we have a diverse group of bloggers and you never know what to expect.
Ruth, the first book in the DIY home renovation series is about a young woman from New York who inherits her aunt's house in a tiny town in Maine, and who decides to spend the summer renovating it, in hopes of making enough money to start her own design studio. Of course, as anyone who has tried it knows, renovating takes a lot longer and costs a lot more than expected, and my protag also has to deal with death threats, missing heirlooms, and not so accidental accidents, as well as one seriously hot handyman. They're light-hearted, romantic mysteries - heavier on character than on plot - but a fun read. Typical beach book. Not for everyone, but if you have a chance to read it (in a year or so) I hope you'll like it.
Being a crofter in the Highlands sounds wonderful to me (though not in the winter) and not at all odd. I'm the opposite to you, as I started off with science and only turned to writing after I retired from teaching. In this household, it's my husband who collects and drives the tractors (three Kubotas at last count, not exactly antiques).