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People have been asking me for years to write a “funny” book. It’s not easy, because everyone has a different idea of exactly what “funny” is, but I have had a project lurking on my computer for some time and I’ve been putting in the effort to get it out there as an ebook and see if… well, anyone laughs. The working title is “Life, and Other Annoying Moments” and it’s in the final stages of editing. Then I have to make a cover, convert it into a right formats… but it’s not far off. Hopefully within a week or so it’ll be available at Amazon and Smashwords. I’m not sure about the title though- it might change.


I’m the author of six 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 a crime thriller that did get some bookshelf time in the US, but has since become a successful release (we tend to shy away from the term “best seller” to avoid comparisons) in Germany. 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.
So does all the above make me an expert on anything? Particularly on writing? Maybe on music and recording? Not really. But I’ve experienced a few things and perhaps that experience can add a little credibility to my never-so-humble opinions and raving.

As far as being a writer and a novelist, like many authors I’m making the transition from the traditional, print publishing format to ebooks and fortunately Momentum Publishers has offered a huge amount of help and support in that regard. However, one of my first tasks is to update this WordPress site and make it my principle website, because the WordPress system is so much easier! Busy days!

Okay, I’m back at it.

Posted: January 7, 2011 in General Announcements

All right, this is it- new year 2011 where I embrace all the internet “culture” and start using this stuff properly to promote my books, my eBooks, my music and a neat thing called “The Guerrilla Guide to Home Recording”, of which there will be a new edition this year. I’m also going to build a house (yes, a house)… well, the builders will make it to “lock up” meaning four walls, a roof and doors to keep burglers out- then I do the rest. I expect within 8-12 months we’ll have a fantastic new house filled with all the things Lisa and I need (power outlets everywhere- yay!) and… we’ll probably be divorced from the stress of it all.

Without doubt, I’ll expect there will be plenty of blogs under the “I’m Annoyed” category… no, hang on. I suspect it will be worth a category of its own.

So without further ado, let’s get some shit happening here.

After I have a beer… then I’ll do something.