Can Everton Jones find out how his father stole Emperor Bokassa’s diamonds and, more importantly, where he hid them; before the world and his brother get there first?
Click on the picture link in the sidebar to read an extract of my first novel, which was published by Paradise Press in August 2012.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Bokassa’s Last Apostle at the Printer!

The files for my novel Bokassa’s Last Apostle is now with the printer, resplendently adorned with seven juicy quotes from my reviewers. In the process of editing it, I managed to tidy up the chapters so they mostly filled the last page with print. This meant making just a few tiny edits to paragraphs with only a few words on the last line. Hidden away in the text there are eight strategically placed hyphens breaking words at the end of a line in which there were large spaces between the words. Without them, the book would be eight pages longer. As it is, I have increased the gutter by 5mm and reduced the length by 16 pages. Choosing different paper and editing out white space makes it almost 5mm thinner as well.

I’m eagerly awaiting the proofs and hope to get my hands on the finished books well before the launch party on the Wibbly Wobbly (20 August 2012).

Just drew the winner of the second free copy of Bokassa’s Last Apostle. The lucky winner is @EDITIONSDUFRIGO. I’m drawing another on Thursday, 26 August, 2012. So &helip; get busy and make friends on Facebook, use the ‘like’ buttons on this blog or re-tweet any of my tweets and EACH TIME you do you get another chance to win the third free copy on the 26th. Read the sample (there’s a like button at the bottom) by clicking on the book jacket or even click through and get the Kindle version and read it through to the end, if you just can’t wait until it appears in the bookshops!

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