Announcement: Writing Update

I’ve shared so much of my writing journey with you and I wanted to give you a quick update. After The Summer of Madness and Illusions, Delusions I’ve been working on my third book. It will be seven short stories, although very different to last time as they will be slightly longer and more character driven.

The above photo was for on recent birthday. My family gave me the surprise of printing a special design onto my cake.

I was keen to do a bit more promotion for The Summer of Madness so I decided to use Rachel’s Random Resources. I’d really recommend her services. Here are some of my favourite reviews from the blog tour.

Rajiv’s ReviewsThe Summer of Madness Review
The Ladies Who ReadThe Summer of Madness Review
Gemma Roman Books The Summer of Madness Review
Pickled Thoughts and Pinot The Summer of Madness Review
Beckie WritesThe Summer of Madness Review
Jessica BelmontThe Summer of Madness Review

Announcement: 7 Year Bloggerversary

Well a lot has happened since my last anniversary that’s for sure. But while there’s a lot going on in the world, it’s still a pleasure to be blogging, reading your posts and interacting with you all. Happy seventh bloggerversary. I thought I’d share some of my favourite posts from my time blogging. I hope you’re all having a wonderful day.

The Summer of Madness
Illusions, Delusions
My three film posters
Wimbledon Tour Review (and extra post)
Arcade Fire Gig Review
Best Sporting Photographs of 2015
Harry Potter Studios Review
Bond in Motion Review

Announcement: Quiz Time

Hey everyone. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

As part of my promotion for my new website http://www.alexanderraphaelwriter.com/ (which you all supported wonderfully on my last post), I’m doing a 40 question quiz on topics you’ll find on my blog. So a nice mix of things like music, sport, literature will be on there, plus a few others.

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There’s no video log on needed and all the answers will be multiple choice, so if you don’t know the answer there’s still a chance you’ll get it right. All you have to do is click on the link at 8pm UK time sharp on Tuesday. Hope you can play. Feel free to ask any questions if you want any more information.

https://myquiz.org/p/443864

Announcement: Hey guys, new website

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You’ve all been part of my writing journey and I wanted to share my new website with you. I’ll still be blogging here (try just and stop me) but wanted a place solely for promoting my creative work. It will feature links to my works as well as some of my poems. What do you think of the site? Let me know what you think by clicking on the link below.

http://www.alexanderraphaelwriter.com/

Announcements: An Update on My Second Book

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It’s been just over a month since I posted about my second book, and I can still feel that adrenalin buzz. When you can see people around the world buy copies and give lovely feedback it makes all the many drafts worth it. For the writers among you, please keep at it because it is worth it. For those interested the link is below, with availability in both Kindle and paperback form.

UK version
US version 

Announcements: Big News!

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Big news. Fantastic news. My second book is ready. My first book The Summer of Madness was a novella about a guy trying to win back his girlfriend. This time around it reflects my love of short story writers who challenged the format of the genre. Rather than one story, it is seven short ones, each in a style that deliberately strays from the regular format in order to go for something far more creative and imaginative. Regular readers will have already seen one of them, with my last post Punbelievable, which happily got wonderful feedback. You’ll also notice the incredible cover. My thanks to the very awesome Meg Sorick who drew it.

If you’re interested to read the other six stories, that’s great. I’d be happy to answer any questions. You can get a copy here.

US Paperback / US Kindle
UK Paperback / UK Kindle

Anouncements: 6 Year Bloggerversary

Happy six year bloggerversary. It’s amazing to think how quickly the time has flown and how much has happened within that period. Even just within the past year. Thanks to everyone who reads/likes/comments and for all whose blogs I enjoy reading, especially those who I have he opportunity to connect with. You know how great you all are 😃

Here are eight are of my favourite posts from the past year. The first one won’t surprise you!

Exciting News: First Published Short Story
Sunsets Montage
The Twilight Zone
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019
Tim Vine Joke
Cult Films Quiz
International Pano Awards 2018
Canary Wharf Winter Lights

Announcements: A quick update on my book

I’ve been delighted with the support from you all for my first book The Summer of Madness.  It’s meant so much. As such, I just wanted to give a quick update. Sales have been going well, both in digital form and in paperback. It’s such a wonderful feeling to know the story has connected with people.

You can read the reviews so far, including a rather amazing one from a blogger whose site I have admired for years. Beetley Pete has had a very entertaing life, full of anecdotes and adventures. You’ll love his blog.

Thanks again to you all 🙂

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Announcement: Exciting News. First Published Story.

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In the summer of love, or rather of madness, a whole set of stories are emerging. But there is one that has got everyone talking. When Kurt Vannes decides to win back his ex-girlfriend with the help of a literary classic, he sets off a string of events that will build to a dramatic finale.

It’s been a pleasure to share with you my favourite literary works since creating the blog, but this time I have very exciting news. This is my first ever short story published and something I had to share with you all. I’ve long been a fan of short stories and it’s wonderful to finally have something of mine within the genre in print.

If you want to find out whether Kurt’s big gesture does win her back, it’s available here in both Kindle and paperback form.

The Summer of Madness