So, here's the thing! This morning, I published the 5th book in the Parish & Richards series called His Wrath is Come, and as I write this blog, it's No.1 in Amazon Uk's Movers and Shakers because you fabulous people have bought it and it's moved from previously unranked to 271 (and No.18 in the Police Procedurals Bestseller list) - Thank you!
For the writers, you'll be interested in how many books I had to sell for that to happen - 70! Currently, I'm No.252 (16 in Police Procedurals) and I've sold 94 books in the UK in about 8 hours. The number of books sold in a short space of time obviously factors into algorithms that are interested in that type of thing!
It took me about 4 months to write that book - 77,500-words, and after I'd written each chapter I sent it to the proofreader, and it worked very nicely, because as soon as I'd finished the book there was no delay - I simply published it.
Also, I've nearly finished the first chapter of the next book (No.6) in the series - 'The Breath of Life', which I'll publish on here soon, but don't get too excited because I've made promises. Apart from writing a short for an American anthology, I've also got to write 'The Skulls Beneath Eternity Wharf' (Quigg 3) and 'The Gordian Knot' (Stone & Randall 2) before I get to Parish & Richards 6.
Hi, I'm Tim Ellis - I write a lot and I hope you enjoy what I write.