Patrick G Cox

Out with the old ...

And in with the new as we say good bye to 2011 and welcome 2012. As I am definitely not a subscriber to the "2012 - we're all doomed!" set, I look forward to the new year with a sense that at last my writing is getting some recognition and seems to be building up a following. It has certainly taken an effort to get there and will take even more to keep up the momentum and really keep it going. Plus, I've made a start on the first draft of a new story in the Harry Heron series.

In the last year I seem to have been kept very busy, writing, revising, editing and re-editing - plus, of course, getting a real editor to look at it all - and I think I can say without embarrassment, that my writing is far, far better for it. 

Merry Christmas to all my readers

I'd just like to say Merry Christmas to all my readers and to those who don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a great holiday as well. I really appreciate all the support, encouragement and help I have received in the last couple of years, from my friends (long suffering!), my family (Even more long suffering!), my editor and the folk I have dealt with at the publishers.

Trailers ...

I am impressed. Seriously impressed. Apex Reviews have done a superb job of the trailers for all four of my Harry Heron series, but the final one, ON the RUN, is terrific. I had to watch it twice just to be sure.

Nothing like holding a book

My "Author Copies" of On the Run arrived today and yesterday. There's nothing quite like holding a hard copy of your own book to give you satisfaction. Writing it takes a lot of effort, revising, polishing and editing take even more - and then its out of your hands and the publisher gets to do some more polishing tweaking and setting up.

Waiting on my trailers ...

My latest book, On the Run; a Harry Heron adventure, is starting to sell. It's going slowly at present, but I have high hopes that the trailer I have commissioned will be available soon and will increase interest and sales. There seems to be some hold up in the works with producing them which is a bit disappointing.

Great Review of Their Lordships Request ...

I am very pleased to be able to say that I am flattered by a very good review of Their Lordships Request ... which has appeared on the website The Fyddeye Guide. The author, Joe Follansbee, is a noted naval historian specialising in American Maritime history. His comments regarding the historic seafaring aspects of the book are a compliment indeed.

The full review can be seen by following the link to the website above. Two exerpts I find particularly encouraging -

ON the RUN now in the online sellers ...

I have to say that Abbott Press have certainly not wasted any time in getting ON the RUN onto all the online sellers lists. Having done a trawl around I find it is now listed in all its formats on the Amazon sites, Barnes and Noble and their own online store. I've just finished building the links to all the sellers sites in my suppliers pages here so now readers can find it quickly and easily by "clicking the link" of their choice.

Abbott have produced a good looking book

ON THE RUN released ...

The latest Harry Heron adventure is now available. Published by Abbott Press it was released for sale yesterday and will be on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and others soon. What's it about?

Take three young men from a ship-of-the-line in 1804, thrust them four hundred years into the future, give them some high-tech implants and a dash of illegal gene splicing, and you have a trio with a different approach than that of their new friends and companions.

Book Trailers ...

I had not, until recently, come across a 'Book Trailer.' 'Trailers' for movies, DVDs and even concerts, but not books. But then a friend asked my opinion on a trailer for his book. It was impressive, so I enquired where I could explore this for my own.

I've now had the opportunity to review the first two produced by the company and I have to say that I found both grabbed my attention and made me think I really needed to read them myself ...

Almost in print at last ...

The final Galley checks have been made on On the Run - a Harry Heron adventure, and now it is a case of waiting for the printer to start production. In the meantime I am waiting to publish a "trailer" to the book currently being produced by Apex Reviews.

The book has been copy edited, line edited,

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