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‘GEORGE”s appearance on the Social Media Sites

Hello Good People

I’m told by the publisher’s Digital Media Marketing people that ‘GEORGE’ will be appearing across all the social media sites tomorrow: SATURDAY, 16th December. Bring it on!!

Cheers,

PT

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HAPPY DAY

Hello Good People

A good day today.

My MIND’SFLIGHT website has registered 20,012 ‘hits’, and my book ‘GEORGE’ has been published and has hit the streets. He and It (the book) look great.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

PT J

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The PODCAST Interview

Hello Good People

Today, at 2PM, I had my Podcast interview. It lasted 40-minutes, and I got to say/cover all that I wanted; from ‘GEORGE’, to ‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’.

From a beautiful little dog with a green bum!, to living human brain transplant, to the human soul to Cryogenics and a trip to Mars. An interesting interview, even if I do say so myself!

And now, I just sit back and see what the next few weeks may bring.

Toodle-Pip!

PT

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‘GEORGE’: Social Media sites

Hello You Lovely People

I think I may have sent you all a similar email not so long ago. Still, here goes:

I have yet to see either a copy of the ‘GEORGE’ book or the poster. All is happening at the publisher’s end: publishing, marketing (including Social media and a Podcast interview) and the warehouse (getting ‘GEORGE’ out to the specifically personally ‘targeted’ people/places I’d listed, and also the main ‘target’ list I’d suggested). On top of that, of course, the full AUSTIN MACAULEY mailing list. The retail side was set and ready prior to the publishing date.

SOCIAL MEDIA SITES: I ain’t on these no more, know what I mean!? IF you good people see anything about ‘William P Thomson’s ‘GEORGE’ book, please let me know. Pretty please J!!

That’s all, folks.

PT J

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‘GEORGE’ and Social Media; ‘BON APPETITE’

Hello You Luv’ly People, One and All!

Well, as you know, ‘GEORGE’ is up, running and out there now. The publisher (AUSTIN MACAULEY – AM for short) has done a number on Social media, which I’m not now on at all. Couldn’t really get into it. If any of you see mention of the gorgeous little mutt (sorry,Maria!), I’d be grateful for any description/comment.

It’s also on the AM website: the cover of the book and my brief back cover write up of the storyline.

Hopefully, in the next week, the fun should start, as copies go out to most of you. I’ll be looking out for any reviews, via the AM website. I’ve read a few on ‘PROM’. Not too bad, but I think some expected a rip-roaring horror fest, and were disappointed it wasn’t. I think things will remain quiet until Canavero does his living human head transplant over in China (now scheduled for April 2018). Mind you, one not too satisfied reader was delighted with the latter part of the anti-hero’s final speech, in which he spoke about euthanasia. So enthused was the reviewer, he quoted the paragraph in question word for word! God bless the critics, whether they pan or praise.

‘BON APPETITE’ This is my third – and final – book. I want to wait and see how ‘GEORGE’ makes out before I ask AM to make a decision on whether to publish or not. It’s the collection of my short stories – going back to 1974 – even further if you include two old poems of mine (1969). The book is set up as a mix, from tongue-in-cheek, schoolboy disgusting horror, to the darkest of dark horror. I also throw in a few poems, as said, including a story in verse and prose, titled ‘ARRIVAL’. It’s about the Second Coming. You know me, in for a penny …………

That’s about it, really. It’s weird being in the dark, with little George strutting his stuff out there …. alone (pass the tissues, Gladys!).

Cheers,

PT J

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It’s the day

Hello You Lovely People.

Well, today is the day; ‘GEORGE’ was ‘officially’ published. I heard no sounding brass or ringing of bells. For me is was a quiet, quite ordinary – although bleedin’ freezin’ day! It was all going on at the publishers, printers and warehouse. I haven’t as yet seen a copy of the finished article, nor the poster (if one was indeed printed). But, with AUSTIN MACAULEY (MY publishers!) I know all is in full swing and that my efforts are being well handled and looked after. Just think, I took a punt on Google – that’s how I found them. Fate, thy name is Google!! It was also one of the better moves of my life as a writer! God bless ‘em (the publishers, that is).

Most of the copies of the book I want sent out to friends are being dealt with by the publishers, although I’ll also be getting a bundle from them so I can personally send out copies to those geographically close in to me. Good game, good game!

Right, I shall now retire to the sofa, recline and think on …. royalties. Well, I do write fiction, and my imagination isn’t bad!

Let’s hear it for GEORGE!!

Cheers, and thank you for your support and encouragement.

PT J

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IT BEGINS

Hello Good People

Well, the balloon is beginning to move up.

On December 8th it seems I’m to be interviewed for something called a Podcast. Don’t ask me, I’ve no idea. Mind you, it does sound good. Someone coming up to my part of the world to interview me about both my books (‘PROM’ re human brain transplant) and ‘GEORGE’ (the little dog who thinks he’s Saint George!). Should be interesting.

In truth, I have to say, I’m feeling my age a bit (74), what with aches, pains and suspect balance. But what the hell, huh? Bring it on!

It seems also possible that my MIND’SFLIGHT website will reach 20,000 ‘hits’ before this year is out (maybe even at the end of November).

Take care.

PT J

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DONE AND DUSTED

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From my side, ‘GEORGE’ is done and dusted.

The book has now passed over to the Production, Printing and Marketing people. It’s been a long haul. I wrote the first of the (14) stories some 10 years ago.

It is just possible that I will have a third and final book out next June 30th (if I live that long), titled ‘BON APPETITE’. It will feature just about every short story I’ve written, going back to 1974. Good game, good game!

That’s it.

PT

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MURDER!

Hello Good People

Sorry I’ve not been in touch. I’ve been through murder. Put another way, doing proof reads of my second book, ‘GEORGE’. First time since back in 2015 (‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’). As I once said, ‘Who would an author be?’ ME, actually!

Right, I’m off. Shattered I am. Have a good day.

Cheers,

PT

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ALL HAIL SOCIAL MEDIA

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When ‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’ (PROM’) was published in November, 2015, the publisher, AUSTIN MACAULEY, did not have their Digital Marketing Division up and running. They do now! Pre-publication date, they will advertise across the entire social media spectrum, which will include all the News outlets (Radio, TV, etc.). This meaning that although the book is ‘officially’ published on November 30th, the distribution systems and advanced publicity will have been done weeks before. Also, within the social media, full details will be given as to where/how the book can be purchased and the cost. Also, there will be a picture of the front cover of the book, showing George in all his …. er …. glory!?

The ‘GEORGE’ poster. We had a poster for ‘PROM’. However, like the subject of that book, it was grim! But …. ‘our George’ is anything but. It’s commercial, directly for kids (and those still young at heart and very much for parents, Nans and Granddads), and aimed at the season: CHRISTMAS! So, I’m pitching for a poster for George also.

Right, that’s it. Get ready to Rock’n’Roll, George!!

Cheers,

PT J

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