An Interview With Me On Podioracket Ep 64

You will find an interview with me here:

Podioracket Ep 64 James Keeling and Michael J. Parry

Michael J. Parry’s Elanore and Gurt Tales:
Synopsis: Book one The Spiral Tattoo introduces the reader to Elanore, the eight-foot tall troll, and Gurt, the six-inch tall (don’t you dare call me a fairy) Eleinu, both guardsmen in the city of Delvenport, tackle their most baffling case yet. When they find a dead waitress, naked except for an intricate tattoo in a spiral across her body, they’re launched into an adventure in the seedier side of Delvenport, filled with rogue mages, prostitution, and narcotics. But can they solve the case before madness and riots take over the city? And Book 2 The Oaks Grove is a fantasy country mystery.

You can get book one in Ebook right now on Amazon for only $.99.

Bio:Fantasy mystery author writes fantasy and science fiction, mixed in with the occasional piece of contemporary fiction. He live on a small block of land in the Tararua district of New Zealand, where he and his partner grow trees and our children. To earn a crust he works in a University library as the Digital Initiatives Librarian.

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The Passing of A Legend – Anne Mccaffrey

Anne Mccaffrey passed away on Monday.

After Tolkien Anne Mccaffrey was one of my favourite authors as a lad. In fact many of her books remain on my shelves and are “go to” reads when I need something comforting and familiar to read. The Dragonsinger trilogy, Crystal Singer and The Ship who Sang are all classics. I confess that while I don’t want to be the next “insert author here”, I would love to be remembered as fondly as a writer as she was.

My thoughts go out to her family.

The October Update

Having both of us been laid flat with a very bad cold things have not moved as quickly as I would have liked. Hopefully in the next few days Kylie’s voice will have recovered enough for me to lock her in the cupboard to record more episodes of The Oaks Grove. I will be able to do some much delayed promotional work, and also writing on the third story.

In the meantime you can subscribe to The Oaks Grove here on podiobooks and download the first five episodes. Or you may want to revisit the podcast of The Spiral Tattoo?

Or even better buy the ebook version of The Spiral Tattoo for either for your Kindle, or for other formats. What would be really great if you did would be if you left a nice review or rating on Goodreads or Librarything?

What Would Make You Follow A LInk On Twitter To Buy A Book?

As I grapple with this whole shameless self promotion thing and try to sell my book [Buy here] 🙂 I am constantly looking for new avenues and better ways to do things.

I have been using Twitter to promote my book, which is good, but I have been trying to figure out some things. So a couple of questions for you;

  1. How often should an author tweet their links? Is there an optimum ratio of sales pitch to interaction? What is overkill?
  2. What makes you follow a link? What’s a good short pitch in 140 characters or less minus hashtags, links and title [there goes 40 characters already]?