Thursday, 31 January 2008

Shameless Plug Department 1

A friend of mine, Guy Saville, is writing a thriller called The Africa Reich and it's going to be mega. It's an alternate-history novel set...ah, let Guy describe it; he's so much better at it than me.

" Africa, 1952.

The swastika flies from the Sahara to the Indian Ocean. Britain and a victorious Nazi Germany have divided the continent. The SS has crushed the native populations and forced them into labour. Gleaming autobahns bisect the jungle. For almost a decade an uneasy peace has ensued.

Now, however, the plans of Walter Hochburg, messianic racist and architect of Nazi Africa, threaten Britain’s ailing colonies.

Sent to curb his ambitions is Burton Cole: a one-time assassin torn between the woman he loves and settling an old score with Hochburg. If he fails unimaginable horrors will be unleashed on the continent. No one – black or white – will be spared.

But when his mission turns to disaster, Burton must flee for his life.

It is a flight that will take him from the unholy ground of Congo to the slave camps of Rhodesia to war-torn Angola – and finally a conspiracy that leads to the dark heart of the Africa Reich itself."

Now's your opportunity to get in on the ground floor and say to all your friends "I knew 'im before he was famous." Go to his web-site The Africa Reich and subscribe using the link provided. You'll be kept abreast of developments as they happen. In the words of Del-boy, "You know it makes sense"

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Eddie and the Death Star Canteen

Just as I was about to sign out, I caught this. It's been a long time since I've laughed so much. Eddie Izzard, Star Wars and Lego - a perfect match!


And So It Begins

Ever heard of The Friday Project? Nope? Well, they're the publishers who've agreed to publish my book The Third Pig Detective Agency later this year.
It tells of the amazing adventures of Harry Pigg, detective, giant ego and adventurer extraordinaire as he struggles to solve cases on the mean streets of Grimmtown.
Look, he even has his own blog!

Hopefully I'll be able to keep you posted on my adventures in publishing (hey, it's all new to me too) as well as talking about anything else I find interesting, humourous or whatever.

Hope you'll join me.