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​ 5 years to the Moon

Is this the title of my new book? Another blockbuster from Stevenage’s finest? Sorry, but no. The blog title is because today marks the fifth anniversary of writing the very first words of 26 Miles to the Moon. At 9:30am … Continue reading

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The secret of my success

Before anyone reads this blog post title and thinks “Andy’s getting a bit big-headed isn’t he?!”, let me explain: It’s about me questioning the success of my book – it’s a secret even to me. Plus it’s a chance to … Continue reading

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Hitting the promotional trail

Getting to say the word “testicles” on live radio has been the highlight of my promotional activities so far. Here’s how a self-confessed quiet author has stepped up to put himself out there recently…   Radio Gaga I’m sitting in … Continue reading

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Publication day

I’m a published author!!!!   Amazon   My novel, 26 Miles to the Moon, went live on this day, Friday 17th April 2015.  So away from the hard sell, the lapping up of the best wishes, and the thanks – how … Continue reading

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So you want to crowdfund your book?

Don’t bother – you’ll just waste your time. Never gonna happen. Your book isn’t good enough. Go find some other way to publication and stop reading this.   Still here? Good – you’ve passed the first test. As well as … Continue reading

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Christmas giveaway – win a signed Ken Follett book!

I have a signed copy of Ken Follett’s new book to give away for free! On 11th October, I met fellow (and slightly more successful) Stevenage author Ken Follett at a book signing for his latest novel, Edge of Eternity and … Continue reading

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What a start!

THANKS!! And now for the inside story… After such a barnstorming start to the crowdfunding campaign to my novel 26 Miles to the Moon, I simply have to start with saying thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered, everyone who has … Continue reading

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Clear for take-off

It’s almost here…the chance for YOU to be a hero, to get YOUR name in print and to help my publishing dream come true. But a first, a reminder of the basics… What’s this crowdthingymajig again? You mean crowdfunding. Yes, … Continue reading

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Moon shot

This is absolutely THE most exciting thing to ever happen to me! Well, aside from the birth of my daughter. Oh, and my wedding day. And that Champions League final when we came back from 3-0 down at half time. … Continue reading

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Like a Virgin

I won’t hide from the fact that my novel, 26 Miles to the Moon, was influenced by what Virgin were planning for their Virgin Galactic missions. I couldn’t help but be inspired by the idea of a company wanting to … Continue reading

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