Reflections on launching a book into the ether At one point on Saturday I found myself sitting on the floor of a raised stage while all around me people I knew, people I’d just met, and people I’d never seen before talked and laughed and drank together. The pub was full, a long narrow hall … Continue reading Fly my pretty!
Author: A.B. Finlayson
What a week!
This is the week it finally happened, folks... I became a 'writer'. Oh, sure, I've been writing like an addict for years, and I've been telling stories since before I could read them (just ask my mam), but on the 28th February my debut novel was released into the wild. For me, that is a … Continue reading What a week!
A SOMETHING of SOMETHING and SOMETHING
I feel like I've missed a trick with The Book and the Blade. It would seem that I did not get the memo regarding the standard structure of novel titles in the contemporary market. Absolutely everything seems to be some combination of A____ of_____ and _______ , and with less than ten days to go … Continue reading A SOMETHING of SOMETHING and SOMETHING
Rock Zombie (or One Night in Redcar with the Dead)
This is the story that happens when you think sod it, let's write the daftest thing we can think of and tie it in to all our teenage memories. Rock Zombie is a novel about a young lad drinking at the Beach Park on Redcar seafront... he dies... he comes back as a ghost... but … Continue reading Rock Zombie (or One Night in Redcar with the Dead)
I have news!
What a crazy end to the year it has been! My first novel, THE BOOK AND THE BLADE, was originally slated for release in September of this year but of course that didn't happen for a myriad of reasons. The new publication date is the 28th February, 2023, which bizarrely means my "debut" novel will … Continue reading I have news!
Reindeer Games is published!
Now, don't get me wrong, I cocked up big time and my little novella was released into the wild well before I realised what was going on, but here we are... a published novella. Albeit, a published novella about Santa's reindeer getting murdered but still, I did a thing! Here it is... https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B0BQGL1YDT&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_3MXM7F0097DRAMRPPTN6 I had … Continue reading Reindeer Games is published!
For anyone keeping track, Reindeer Games has just been uploaded for publication on Amazon. This is where we currently stand... I've added it for the lowest price I can across all markets but I've also enrolled the silly bloody thing in Kindle Select, which means it is exclusive to Amazon. More importantly, this means I … Continue reading Almost there…
Nothing says Happy Christmas quite like a novella about Santa's reindeers being brutally murdered, right? Well, if that's in anyway up your street then have I got the story for you... maybe? Reindeer Games will be published a few days before Christmas this year. Honest truth, I got a little bored of waiting for my … Continue reading Reindeer Games
Live in the now!
A nice little cliché headline there for a long overdue post, but I get to quote Garth Algar, and also, I stand by it. So much could go wrong, it could all fall down around my ears and I may never see my books in print... but... and this is a big but... in fact, … Continue reading Live in the now!
Ideas count as productivity, right?
The above tweet is not only a shining example of the kind of dazzlingly witty offering I make over on that strange platform but a fair indication of my state of mind. I am trying to write, but my brain is like a sack of cats floating along a river... some ideas are treading water, … Continue reading Ideas count as productivity, right?