What with drumming up publicity for Guardian Angel, I have been invited as guest blogger or interviewee on three blogs since the May issue. The questions asked were very different, and my answers were even more so.
Please visit and leave a comment at each.
Guest blog for Joanne Tropello at Pandora’s Box Gazette went live on 17th of May. Two electronic copies of Ascending Spiral and two of Guardian Angel will be given away to commenters. You have until the 4th of June to qualify.
Interview with Linda Parkinson-Hardman who calls herself “Woman on the edge of reality” was on 18th of May. It also offer two copies of the same two books, deadline being 5th June.
On the 1st of June, my interview is with Amy Metz at A blue million books. Amy’s question structure is different from anything I’ve encountered before, and I hope my answers are entertaining. The book giveaway deadline is 7th June.
I have entered my new novel Guardian Angel in Amazon UK’s Storyteller contest. This means I had to self-publish it using KDP. I now need lots of sales and positive reviews.
Please check out the book page at my website where I have the synopsis, two extensive samples and a few early reviews.
While the contest is on, I have reduced price to the minimum Amazon allows, which is 75 cents US (99 cents Australian). Later, I’ll increase to $5…
Please support me by investing this noble amount, then write a review.
Hit and Run
My 16th book is about to be published. Writers Exchange E-Publishing is working to release Hit and Run, which some of my beta readers have judged to be my best book yet.
Please check out the prepublication page. Until the book is listed for sale at Amazon, you can request a free advance review copy.
Here is a pic of me making friends with a kookaburra, who was an extremely trusting person. His attention was more at the grubs exposed by the splitting of wood, but he didn’t mind a bit of a chat either.
I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that’s now threatening us with extinction, and replacing a culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
Ella lived next door to me for over a year, and as you can see, adopted me as a grandfather.
So far, I have retired 5 times as:
- Research scientist
- Builder’s labourer
- Director of my professional association
- Counselling psychologist
I am still going strong as a storyteller, writer and editor. To date, I have 15 published books you can inspect at http://bobswriting.com (read the first chapter of each). Five of them won awards. The 16th has been accepted for publication soon by Writers Exchange.
Also, I do professional editing, for a number of small, independent publishers and a steady stream of writers pre-submission.
What genre do I write in? Rather than a square peg in a round hole, I am a fractal-shaped peg that makes its own hole, so my writing doesn’t fit in genres. My main aim is to entertain, but as with every other writer, my belief system underlies everything I write.
What is that?
Have a read of my essay, How to change the world.
I have been publishing my newsletter Bobbing Around since mid-2000, and now I am continuing it here. The archivers of the many past issues are listed at the original Bobbing Around.
Other things worth reading here
There are pages about several of my books, with links to my web site where you can read the first chapter of each. Anyone who provides me with proof of purchase of any of my books, anywhere, in any format, has earned a second title, free.
The essay, But there is no need for despair.
A person made a comment on this essay, and I responded in some detail. You will find my answer thought-provoking and powerful.
A lady sent me a letter of despair at the way global society is committing suicide. Here is my answer to her.
Cliches define a culture, a project on designing the culture we need to establish for survival. You’re encouraged to have an input, and you’ll get a free short story as a reward.
An explanation about predicting disasters.
My assessment of a Vipassana retreat that has been of major benefit to me.
Several entertaining and instructive interviews, some by me, others of me.
You can listen to a radio interview in which Diane Wing asks me about “Challenges for Humanity.”