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STORM LOG is going pretty well at the moment in the UK on Amazon Kindle.

Currently nudging its way up the Occult Suspense chart, it’s also doing well in Psychic Suspense, holding at #2.

You can get STORM LOG at half-price on Kindle, but be quick, this offer is ending soon. Use the links to grab your copy.  amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

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First Author Talk

Tonight, I will be hosting my first author talk at Bideford Library, North Devon. I’m excited by the prospect of seeing many people keen to hear about my debut novel, STORM LOG-0505, and have a general chit-chat about writing.

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I hope this will be the first of many such events, and I welcome any contact from reading groups, libraries, literary events and more, who may wish to hear me chat about my writing, my books, or just have me along for a natter!

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Last Edited on 2017-03-16

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Now available on all formats

From Monday 6th March, STORM LOG-0505 will be available to download in more formats – so you can now read this exhilarating crime thriller Amazon reviewers have described as – Outstanding, gripping and believable” and “addictive” on your preferred device.

 

Open the links to find your favourite eReader and download this “riveting” novel for only £1.99 / $2.99.

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Storm Log-0505 is only 99p on Amazon Kindle today!

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Author Event – An evening with James D Mortain

I will be hosting an author talk at Bideford Library, North Devon, on Thursday 16th March from 6:30pm.

It would be great to meet readers of STORM LOG-0505, and hopefully make some new ones too! I will be chatting about how I became a writer, my influences, my book, and the upcoming sequel Dead by Design. STORM LOG-0505 will be available to purchase on the night and I would be delighted to sign any existing copies you bring, and answer any questions you may have.

The event is free to everyone and refreshments are provided.  Book directly with Bideford Library as spaces will be limited. Contact the library and book your space here.

I look forward to chatting, having a glass of wine, and experiencing my very first author talk!

 

 

 

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Deano’s Grill – Thriller/Mystery author Guy Thair

Welcome to Deano’s Grill Author Interviews.
The only place to be interviewed by fictional detective and hero of the Detective Deans crime thrillers, Andrew ‘Deano’ Deans.

Today, Deano grills Thriller/Mystery novelist, Guy Thair.

Before we start, I need to caution you – You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your credentials if you do not mention when questioned something, which you later rely on in book sales, and anything you do say may be written about you.

Welcome to Deano’s Grill. Tell me your name please.
Guy Thair

Good evening, Guy. Tell us how you got into writing.
I began writing after meeting a friend of a friend online who had a blog. I’d never thought of writing anything before and it seemed like a good idea at the time, so I started Diary of an Internet Nobody just to see what happened. I’ve now been writing for about five years and I’m completely hooked.

Describe your work for us, please.
I’m not sure I can really describe “my work”, as such, because I try to vary what I write as much as possible. I like writing (fiction) in a non-linear style, to keep the reader guessing for as long as I can. I enjoy writing sci-fi-tinged stories, purely because it gives a lot of leeway in plotting and enables me to write my way out of any corners I’ve painted myself into. “Thriller/mystery” would be the closest description, I think. Almost every story I’ve written has been improvised, with no planning or even knowing what it’s going to be about when I sit down to start writing. I use a lot of writing prompts (usually one word or a few letters, often provided by other bloggers as part of a regular feature) and literally make it up as I go along.

Give us an idea of any writing routines you may have.
I only use my smartphone for everything I do (including building, administering and writing all four of my blogs, photography, video, animation and producing strange electronic music), but apart from that, I just sit down, start writing and see what happens. Incredible! I wish I could get mine to do the most basic of functions half the time!

Just in case any aspiring smartphone authors are reading this, which phone do you use?
An Android (currently, a Huawei Honor 7) One finger. (I use a Swype keyboard)

Was it a conscious decision not to use something a little larger?
No, I have never owned a computer and it isn’t an expense I can justify for a non-essential plaything. So I started my blog on my phone and I’ve become a bit of an Android ninja, I can do just about anything on it.

Tell us what you are working on now.
I should say that I’m working on a sequel to The Wrong Stuff, but I’m actually in the middle of writing another accidentally extended mystery thriller, called The Accumulator, which is just another weird serial on the blog. It has evolved all on its own, from a quick idea I had for a short story (taken from yet another writing prompt) and it got a bit out of control. I should finish it fairly soon, however, after which I may well get started on the follow up to The Wrong Stuff, although that’s anyone’s guess, I may have another idea in the meantime. I’ve also just begun a new project; on Niume, a different blogging platform, with a group of other writers. We’re focusing on making it a short fiction blog, with whatever stories we come up with, in any genre.

Describe your recently published novel, The Wrong Stuff.
Here’s the cover blurb:

“Hannah Meredith has always had a good eye and she’s a veteran bargain hunter, but she isn’t prepared, when she buys the box marked “Stuff” at a mysterious auction, for her world to suddenly unravel into a series of increasingly bizarre and terrifying events.

Soon on the run from a sinister cabal of vengeful corporate villains and their homicidal henchmen, Hannah must foil an evil plan to bring the world to the brink of global economic collapse, all the while keeping one step ahead of her pursuers.

A fast-moving thriller with a sci-fi twist, the plot stretches from chases through grimy backstreets of Victorian London back to the present day, where sudden violence shatters the tranquility of the English countryside.

Following Hannah and her unlikely allies in their frantic attempt to stay alive and save the world from disaster, The Wrong Stuff is exciting and original, with more than a touch of black humour.”

Give us a flavour of the main characters.
I guess Hannah, the lead character, could best be described an ordinary woman who is thrust into a dangerous situation she doesn’t understand. She is resourceful and courageous, but I doubt she’d have said that, she’s just someone who has had to adapt quickly to a very peculiar situation in order to survive. Frank, however, (my favourite character) is amusingly dumb, tactless, violent and not someone you would want to meet in a dark alley, but he does have some surprising qualities, my favourite of which is the ability to NOT THINK about things. Wouldn’t that be nice!

Provide one piece of advice for unpublished authors of your genre.
Do it. If you don’t, you’ll regret it.

Tell us about your previous working life.
I have done all sorts of jobs, none of which have anything to do with writing, but I’m currently working for an American aerospace firm in Devon. The most fun I’ve had at a job was probably working on markets and country shows, selling timber garden furniture. The market trader community is a very close-knit one and I enjoyed the varied nature of working somewhere different every day, but with the same extended group of friendly and cheerful people, all of whom were always happy to help and give advice (much like the blogging community, which I have gained so much experience and useful advice from over the years)

Do you possess any annoying habits, and if so, who pointed them out?
i) I’m very argumentative, I love a heated debate.
ii) Everyone who’s ever met me.

Tell us the best book you have read so far this year.
Hahaha, reading books? I don’t have time to read, I hardly have time to do everything else. I used to read constantly, I’d get through two or three books a week, easily, but I can honestly say I haven’t read a book for maybe three years.

How about a random pick for a book I’d recommend? The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by GW Dahlqusit and its two sequels are unlike anything else I’ve read.

The final two questions are geared towards your imagination. You can invite two dream guests for dinner – living, dead or fictional – who would they be and why?
Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett are the two who spring to mind, but that’s not terribly original, so I’ll go for David Lynch and Audrey Hepburn.

I’ve loved Hepburn ever since I can remember; a truly remarkable person in every way, I’d recommend reading her biography, her life was extraordinary in so many ways. She was also the most utterly beautiful woman ever to walk the Earth, inside and out, no contest.

David Lynch is quite simply a genius and a giant of cinema, who also produced one of the most unique and ground-breaking tv series of all time, Twin Peaks, with which I was somewhat obsessed, (hence the peculiar “dalecooper57” username on the blog) so I’m looking forward to the reboot with considerable anticipation.

Lastly, you can charter a private jet to any destination in the world, where would you go?
Snoqualmie Falls and Bend, Oregon

Thank you for taking the time to be interviewed, Guy. Tell us where we can find your books and how readers can follow you.

The Wrong Stuff is available on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com

https://www.amazon.co.uk

You can follow the blog (which is written under the slightly confusing byline of dalecooper57) at www.diaryofaninternetnobody.com and I now also have an Amazon author page:
amazon.com/author/guythair

Deano’s Grill will be back with another fabulous author interview in the very near future. If you are an author and would like to be interviewed, please leave your details on the contacts page.

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Amazon Bestseller

Today, STORM LOG-0505 became an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Psychic Suspense! It is also doing very well at #4 in Occult.

I’d like to thank all readers and supporters of STORM LOG, and here’s hoping for more great results to come!

 

 

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