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The Boy in the Burgundy Hood – launch week!

The Boy in the Burgundy Hood launch week

Wow, what a week! The launch of The Boy in the Burgundy Hood has exceeded my expectations. It’s gone to the heady heights of #99 in Amazon’s ghost stories (up against books that seem to be mostly by Stephen King and Susan Hill!). It’s had it’s first reviews – two 5* on Amazon and four 5* ratings on Goodreads. I’ve got a book signing scheduled and a local radio interview lined up.

Thank you if you’ve already bought the book – and if you haven’t but intend too, please consider buying soon as it helps keep it up the Amazon charts and in readers’ sights. (It’s also on Kindle Unlimited if you’re a subscriber).

And finally – what do you think of the graphic above, one of the alternatives provided by the designer? Better or worse than the picture in the previous post? I’m considering using it in my next ad.

The City of Light’s first Amazon no.1!

The City of Light has reached its first no.1 spot in the Amazon charts!


OK, let me qualify that for a moment.  It’s no.1 in Germany, in the chart of free children’s books in English. It also got to no.6 in the equivalent UK chart, and no.13 in the US at one stage, kept off the top spot by The Jungle Book, Treasure Island, and some books on Minecraft.

Anyway, it’s a start – and thank you to all those German readers who are downloading my book!