Oh-oh! What terrible crime or dreadful indiscretion has he committed, you’re probably asking yourself? Your imagination takes flight: you think of shoplifting, credit card theft, adultery ... murder ... steady on! Perhaps he’s about to confess to some minor but embarrassing compulsion - maybe he’s been posting pictures of himself on the internet dressed up as a nun or a Klingon perhaps?
Truthful confession: I haven’t written a new blog for several weeks!
“Flippin’ ’eck!” I hear you cry, “We were hoping for something a bit tasty!”
Sorry about that.
But you know, it’s a funny old business, this guilt thing. I seem to have always had it - felt a little bit guilty about one thing or another.
Anyone else feel like that?
Do you remember when you were at primary school and the headmaster was mad because someone had cracked a sink in the boys’ washroom, or written a bad word on a wall or left a poo in a teacher’s desk or something (I just made that one up!). His face was red and angry and he had a way of standing before you and making one eye bigger than the other and of eyeballing every single child in the hall - it was like having a spotlight shining in your face. When it was your turn to get the blast from ‘the eye of Sauron’ even though you were totally innocent, you felt almost compelled to confess - perhaps it really was you, you’d done it and forgotten - maybe it was done in a fit of temporary madness, a sugar-high perhaps after one too many Wagon-Wheels at break-time, or too much milk?
Pretty crazy huh? But I’ve always felt a bit like that. I can easily feel guilty about stuff I didn’t even do! I blame my Welsh Congregationalist upbringing - but then, my wife enjoyed a more secular upbringing in Kent and she’s pretty much the same. I bet we’re not alone either.
Anyway, I feel guilty about not having written a blog for a few weeks. I love my blog, I really do, and I haven’t forsaken it; it is simply that I’m working flat out on my new book. Plus I generally take a bit of a break over the summer - a blog holiday if you will!
I have been busy in other ways though: both my books are now available once again at Smashwords. They can also be purchased via Barnes and Noble and i-tunes. I hope this will introduce the titles to a wider audience. You can see a selection of what people have said about the books on the review pages of this website or check out the reviews and ratings on Goodreads.
And to celebrate my return to Smashwords I thought I’d be very summerly (? is that a word?) and offer the titles with a fifty percent discount for the next two weeks for your holiday delight! All you need to do is choose either book, or both, go to the Smashwords checkout and put in the following codes:
Niedermayer & Hart - 50% discount code - LZ65A
Roadrage - 50% discount code - UE79V
Enjoy! Happy August reading!