Hi, I’m considering self-publishing a paperback version of some of the posts published on my other site. The project, My Musical Journey, will tell my story as a classical musician in memoir form, touching on some darker subjects like exposure to gangs and close brushes with death. I estimate that this book, roughly 40,000 words, will be available from around spring 2018.
I haven’t posted for a while. Like a lot of people in the UK, I’ve succumbed to a recurrent winter virus – a cross between a lingering cold and ongoing fatigue. I’ve continued editing my current novel, though, and practising the piano when one is available.
Recently, I heard of a new opportunity for writers – Amazon’s KDP Paperback Print on Demand Service. I think the service is still in the beta testing stage, but it does sound like promising idea and I believe it is/will be free (printing costs deducted from royalties).
Anyway, something to think about.
My second novel – EggHead by Lawrence Estrey – is now available in paperback on Amazon.com and should soon appear on the co.uk and European sites. Presently, readers can access the e-book version anywhere.
EggHead falls into the categories of Teen Fiction/Young Adult and addresses what happens when a fourteen-year-old boy makes a decision that has widespread consequences. As a result of his actions, he has to leave home. Three years on, central character Egghead finds himself in a remote village off the North Sea, estranged from his family and drifting into further danger.
Like my first novel Secrets, EggHead has a strong element of psychological thriller and is told in the first person.
Three questions people often ask me:
- Is EggHead a sequel to Secrets? No.
- Why did you choose EggHead for the title? To reflect the choice of an adolescent central character. His mates call him Egghead because his head has an egg-like shape.
- Does EggHead have a happy ending. I wouldn’t like to give the plot away, but I can safely say that the final chapter ties up all loose ends.
Meanwhile, my first novel, an adult thriller – Secrets by Lawrence Estrey – is available in paperback and as an e-book from Amazon. Check out the reviews on the dot co dot uk site.
Newspaper article on author.