I’ve been around for a while. Writing horror novels, crime thrillers, a war story I’m very proud of … all of them published by the likes of Pan Macmillan, Weltbild in Germany – “big” publishers, in other words.
But I’m also fully embracing self-publishing books that let me do my own thing. I’ve had a lot of fun creating the quirky and often humorous, Lukas Boston, a womanising private detective with a gift for seeing the Dead. And I’ve started writing and publishing classic, short horror stories under the concept of “paranormal tales“. Traditional stuff with ghosts and evil spirits – no chainsaws allowed. Follow the links and you’ll get the idea.
If you’re interested in those past novels, I’m the author of seven “traditionally” published novels in Australia and around the world- four horror books that were also brought out in the UK (and sneaked into other parts of Europe it seems), an historical war novel that was licensed by Reader’s Digest in Australia and The Netherlands, plus two crime thrillers that have since become successful releases (we tend to shy away from the term “best seller” to avoid comparisons) in Germany. That’s not a bad track record really.
When I’m not writing books, I do freelance technical articles for magazines about music recording hardware and software. So not surprisingly, I’m a working musician with a small project studio and a solo career- meaning I get paid by several pubs and restaurants to sit in the corner, drink too much beer and play my guitar. Brilliant!
Because I record my own music and others’, and I’ve worked as a voice-over guy, it occurred to me I should produce my own audiobooks … and the result has got some great reviews. Lately, I figured out a way to make my audiobooks really affordable. No surprise, here’s a link to my page, Audiobooks Everyone Can Afford.
So, when you read my ranting blogs, does all the above make me an expert on anything? Particularly on writing? Maybe on music and recording? What about ghosts, ghouls and UFOs? Not really. But I like to have a bit of fun, poke a few bears, maybe be a little grumpy too (there’s nothing like a good grumpy post to start your day). Sometimes I might get serious. I won’t make any promises though.
I recently got the rights back to all those backlist novels and I’m working towards making them available under my own (publishing) name. Between that and my self-published stuff it means a lot of work here on this website. My apologies if I’m not quite up to speed with links and information. I’m going as fast as I can! You can always drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a Comment below. Enjoy!