It doesn't seem like only six months ago I published the third in the Dan Taylor series, Three Lives Down, wondering how readers would react to that new book.
The series had been on a hiatus for a while so I could pursue other stories that were niggling to be told, and I have to admit to a few nerves as I hit the "publish" button back in November. I had no idea whether Dan would still resonate with people, or whether readers had forgotten about him and moved on.
It's been humbling, then, to have had so many readers contacting me in the months after Three Lives Down was released, asking when the next Dan Taylor novel would be ready.
During that time, I've also published a short story prequel to the series, The Legacy Device, I've been accepted into the UK's Crime Writers Association, invited onto the Indie Alternative panel at this year's CrimeFest on May 22nd in Bristol, and was recently interviewed on Italian radio about the Dan Taylor series.
It's been a whirlwind ride.
I've long been an advocate for passing on information to other writers that might be considering the self-publishing route, so this was a great opportunity to reach out and help.
The hosts, Davide and Giorgio, were a lot of fun to work with and came up with some really good questions and ideas for the podcast to ensure we got as much information covered as we could within the programme's timeframe.
The programme went out live last week and we covered topics that included how to write a captivating plot, tips for making a fiction story more realistic, and writing as a business. We also included a "Road Map" - a checklist of things to consider if you're just starting out. Davide and Giorgio also couldn't resist asking about some of Australia's more deadly creatures!
The podcast is available to listen to on their blog here, or on YouTube:
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