Clear away the lunch dishes, there is work to be done. I’m a former newspaper journalist who is now free to be frivolous and mobile. When I’m on the road, I’m forced to set up my writing apparatus wherever I can. Home is Canberra but I started life and work in Tasmania. My main focus now is publishing digitally with Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Google Play and other platforms.
Hot off the press
Last year US author Lance Carney and I began recruiting humour writers from around the world to collaborate on an eBook. We gathered a diverse group: six men, one woman; five from the US, me in Australia and an Englishman who lives in Greece where he devotes part of his time growing olives. We’ve each written original stories for the book, as well as excerpts from some of our many novels. My story is about a ghost who has a cameo in Who Knew Tasmanian Tigers Eat Apples! I hit the publish button for Amazon, Kobo, Apple, and Barnes and Noble this morning.
My next personal project
These are my new covers, courtesy of my friend, graphic artist Maria Connors.
They’re the first of three novels in the Funny Capers DownUnder series. The Wrong Magician is on pre-order for July 1, Accidental Illegal Immigrants is due for release on July 21, Daddy’s Great Escape goes out on August 11.
I’ve cheated a bit with this launch. I actually published the three books with different names as part of my Mad Bill series. But I’m putting some work into remodelling them. New titles, new covers, new formatting and some re-editing.
And off I go
I passed the first milestone of the year on April Fools Day. I published the fourth book in my Windy Mountain Tasmanian Tiger series. It’s a farce called Whitey and the Six Dwarfs.
Towards the end of the year I will write another novel. Whether it is the fifth in my Windy Mountain Tasmanian Tiger series or the fourth and probably final one in my Funny Capers DownUnder series, time will tell. I have ideas for both books.