'It's me, Toady.'
'No, I'm sorry. You're face doesn't ring any bells.'
'I know, I know! You're making a point because I haven't written a blog post in absolutely ages.'
'You think I'd be so childish?'
'Do you think you'd be so childish?'
'So, what do you want?'
'There's no need to be like that, Toady.'
'You've written a new book, haven't you - that's why you're here?'
'And some other things.'
'I didn't think you'd come here to say hello to your old friend, Toady. Instead, you're here to let everyone know what you've been doing.'
'I'm here to see you as well.'
'You're just saying that.'
'No, I'm not. You're the bestest friend an author ever had.'
'Yes, definitely. Now get the beers out while I tell everybody what I've been doing.'
'You bet, boss.'
So, what have I been doing? As I said, I've written two more books - both in the Parish & Richards series. Deceit is in the Heart is No.15 in the series, and The Fragments That Remain is No.16. No.17 - The Kisses of an Enemy - will be out later in the year. The other things I've been doing are compiling an omnibus edition of the previous three books in the Parish & Richards series: Nos. 13 - 15: The Twinkling of an Eye, A Time to Kill and Deceit is in the Heart - a bargain at less the cost of the individual books. Also, don't forget, that VAT is now added onto the price of the ebook, for which you can blame the government for adding 20% VAT, which ultimately, as with all VAT, the consumer pays for and it goes into the chancellor's coffers. Don't think that I get any of that VAT - I don't. And don't think (as one person added to their review) that I've hefted up my prices because I think I'm a real author - nothing could be further from the truth. THE GOVERNMENT MADE ME DO IT!
Also, I had many requests to produce a printed version of The Writer's A-Z of Body Language, which I have now done, and I hope it serves its purpose. I'm currently writing Souls of the Dead (Tom Gabriel 3), which will be available at the end of May 2015. The first chapter is at the end of the link, and here's the cover:
Oh, and for those who mourned the death of Stieg Larsson, Swedish novelist and journalist David Lagercrantz has written the next in the Millennium series: The Girl in the Spider's Web, which is due out August 27th. I've already ordered my copy - I loved that series.
Hi, I'm Tim Ellis - I write a lot and I hope you enjoy what I write.