It is great to share news of other Eventispress authors and here’s news of a recently arrived member of the Eventispress family!
Ian K Pulham has just released a short story, an action packed dystopian drama, which is the prequel to his soon to be published debut novel ‘Ticket to Eden’.
He’s giving away his short story ‘Radical Action’ for free, if you sign up for news about his novel:
About the story
So, how do you deal with a violent and aggressive cult of over a thousand troubled souls, camped-out in a politically sensitive neighbourhood in the Middle East? Oh yes, and whose membership appears to be multi-national and led by a native of the USA?
I found the story gripping and quite unnerving, in this climate of uncertainty, climate change and sea pollution; a disaster waiting to happen. His novel which follows, however, although traumatic to the earth as we know it, gives a tiny glimmer of hope. Only just!
Laura Read and I have been following each other’s blogs for some time and so agreed to review each other’s novels with honest reviews. It is always refreshing as an author to read reviews like this and to learn from them.
Murder, now and then available on Amazon Click on the cover link
Here is an extract:
‘The novel reminds me of the TV series Midsomer Murders, with strong themes of family, time and place featuring throughout. Diana describes all of the various suspects in detail, and frequently changes perspective to tell her story and reveal more clues. Her descriptions of the locations in Bedfordshire and Jersey, as well as how she brings her characters to life, are what make the story.’
I take her points about technology and politics. Having written the story in 2013 the world was changing but I tried to predict short term future ~ a dangerous game when the novel is only launched in 2015 and the novel begins in 2016 and it is still circulating in 2017. I will have a more detailed blog post about this shortly.
Laura’s crime writing is much darker than mine. She refers to ‘Murder Now and Then’ as cosy in comparison, which is probably why it has been read in libraries. I am happy with that description since it focuses on the mystery and intrigue rather than the gritty nature of the murders.
I am in the middle of reading ‘Deadly Sins’ at the moment and I’ll review it due course, but I wish her all the luck in the world in her writing career.