80 Day Countdown to Book Launch

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When I first started writing The Ghost Hunters, I had no idea if no one would ever want to read it, let alone if I would find an agent, or a reputable publisher. Now here I am, three months away from seeing it on the shelves, thanks to Quercus Books, and to celebrate the 80 day countdown to publication, I’ve launched this website.

If you’re looking for more information about Borley Rectory, you’re in the right place. If you’re looking for more information about the first historical novel on Britain’s “most haunted house”,’ you’re in the right place. And if you want to learn more about future projects, how I found an agent and got published, then - yep, you’ve guessed it.

I think the designers did a great job in capturing the mood of my book. I wanted a website that had a distinct identity and was true to the novel; because as I approach publication day day when I will lose all control of my pet project, the least I can do for my lovely creation is my best: swaddle it with love and give it a proper send off into the big wide world.

My publisher is warning me that the next three months are going to be extremely busy. There are all sorts of things I am supposed to be doing right now: contacting libraries and shops to arrange book talks, arranging exciting launch events; not to mention writing my second novel, which is currently burning a hole through my mind.


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But I need to write this blog, to share tips with you fine people, on writing and inspiration and everything in between. Because writing is like that: a mad, intensive and, sometimes, very, very lonely art.

To stay up to date with news on my debut novel, forthcoming events (there are some exciting things planned for Oct and Nov), please join my mailing list.

There are going to be many surprises along the way that you’ll want to know about. I promise. Giveaways and competitions and some pretty marvellous events I’m not even alllowed to mention - yet!

So buckle up. And enjoy the ride. Because this countdown roller-coaster is going to be fantastic. And terrifying!


Comments (1)

  1. Jurij Senyshyn:
    Aug 07, 2013 at 05:10 PM

    Thanks for sharing all the news Neil! Will be watching and hopefully be a part of the ride!

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