Saturday 24 September 2016

Hornsea Writers circumnavigate the globe

The name and work of Hornsea Writers spreads far and wide. An anthology featuring Stuart Aken as an invited contributor is currently at number 2 in a list of recommended reads in St Kilda Library, one of the biggest and most popular in Melbourne, Australia.

The science-fiction anthology, Synthesis, was read and enjoyed by Robert Llewellyn – Red Dwarf’s Kryten – who wrote a foreword to the collection whilst filming on the latest series, set to air this autumn.

The anthology spans the range from hard science-fiction to the edge of fantasy. As well as our own Stuart Aken, it includes gems from master of the surreal, Boris Glickman, and virtuoso of the space adventure, Drew Wagar.

You can get your own copy of Synthesis HERE

Saturday 17 September 2016

Book Trailer Anyone? #2

There's nothing like getting stuck in to discover how difficult a simple job can prove to be.

Following on from her first post on Book Trailers HERE, Linda Acaster decided to have a go. The result... Ah, it seems she hasn’t yet reached a result. Find out why HERE. You may just save yourself some time and effort.

However, co-member April Taylor is made of sterner stuff. Read the blurb to her new Mystery Dearly Ransomed Soul about a jobbing Early Music singer "in concert and in death" in Worcester's Three Choirs Festival, and note which elements she used in the book trailer HERE.

Saturday 3 September 2016

Book Trailer Anyone?

Amid gearing up for forthcoming book launches, guest-posts, blog spotlights, signings, and panel appearances – shouldn’t writing be in there somewhere? – members have been discussing the merits of Book Trailers.

Some of us have been lucky enough to be provided with one as part of our publisher’s package. Some of us haven’t. To whet your appetite, there's a link to Stuart Aken's The Methuselah Strain HERE.

Across on her blog, Linda Acaster has started a short series HERE on what to consider prior to storyboarding your own, ably supported by that 'man of the moment' from one of the BBC's historical dramas. You know who; he of the smouldering looks, dark chest hair, and far too much open flesh for the period. Enjoy. [The post!]