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Good Bones by Maggie Smith

Well, that’s me in the foetal position for a while.

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Married to a Cave Man has been published

My new book Married to a Cave Man is out now. Here’s an Amazon link. And here are some early reviews on Goodreads.

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Married to a Cave Man has a cover

Covers are important for books. They hold the pages together. They tell you what the thing’s called and who wrote it. They usually have some sort of picture that- … damn, I’m no good at this. Lookit: my new book has a cover. Here it is. Will be published just before Christmas.

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Married to a Cave Man on The Pigeonhole

My novel Married to a Cave Man is coming out soon. Starting Monday 20th November, it’s being serialised on The Pigeonhole, which is a sort of online book club. First subscribers get the whole thing for free, which is pretty cheap. Here’s a link. And to make this post more attractive, here’s an adorable puppy.

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Married to a Cave Man – Funded!

My novel Married to a Cave Man is now fully funded on Unbound. I’m really grateful to everyone who has supported the project to this point.

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You can still pledge, of course – I positively encourage it. I don’t have any publishing details yet but I’ll supply them (at enormous length) when I do.

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Married to a Cave Man

EXCITING NEWS! Well, it’s exciting to me. I wrote a novel called Married to a Cave Man and have launched it as an Unbound project.

MarriedUnbound is a new publisher that uses a crowdfunding model. You can read more about how it works here, but the basic gist is that readers make pledges to support the book, which is published once a certain financial threshold is crossed. They’ve had a lot of success stories, including Paul Kingsnorth’s The Wake, which was long-listed for the Booker Prize.

I won’t be troubling the Booker panel but I hope my story is engaging and funny. If you could support it either directly or just by spreading the word, I would be very grateful.

Here’s the all-important link: https://unbound.com/books/married-to-a-cave-man

Thanks in advance!

 

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Martin Amis/Norman Mailer interview, 1991

Here’s an interesting interview with Norman Mailer, conducted by Martin Amis twenty years ago. Mailer complains that publishers only care about marketing and have no desire to nurture young writers. At least that changed for the better in subsequent years. Phew! Image quality is poor, alas. This is part one of four; links to the next part appear at the end of each clip.

 

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They always want the writer to work for nothing

I love this rant from science fiction author Harlan Ellison. The man has a point.