To celebrate Queensland Writers Week which runs from 8-14 October this year, I'm offering everyone the chance to purchase the eBook edition of White Gold for the reduced price of $0.99.
Yep, that's right $0.99.
The offer is through my eBook distributors (lovely people), Smashwords. To purchase at the reduced price, simply click here, place your order and enter coupon code ZJ89M. Remember to tell all your friends - the book is available for all formats including Kindle and i-things.
Clive Eaton, author of The Pyramid Legacy, recently interviewed me about White Gold and my writing habits. The full interview is available here.
Anyone who knows me is probably aware that I’ve got quite eclectic music tastes, but I’m definitely not one of those writers who can happily bash away at a computer writing whilst there’s music playing – put that down to years playing guitar in covers bands and the annoying habit of having to stop what I’m doing so I can try to work out chords! However, I find that my writing is certainly influenced by music.
Whilst writing White Gold, there were two scenes in particular which were helped along by songs going round and round in my head.
Firstly, the scene where Dan walks up the steps to the antagonist’s house and there’s a party going on. Cue the intro to Stereo MC’s “Traffic”.
Secondly, there’s a scene near the end (for those who haven’t read White Gold yet I won’t give the game away - but what are you waiting for?!), where Karnivool’s “Sound Awake” fits perfectly. Those who have read White Gold are free to use the comments option below to tell me if they identify which scene.
Finally, the latest book has a scene which is currently being swayed by Grinspoon’s track "Passerby”. Both the track and the scene rock!!
Bear with me while I sign off here and work out that riff…
Now that I'm over halfway on the next book, I'm happy to admit that there have been a few moments of self-doubt and thoughts along the lines of "Can I do this again?" these past couple of months.
However, it only takes a chance conversation or catching a glimpse of an interesting news report to fire up the imagination.
The lesson? Don't panic - something always turns up when you least expect it to - and when it does, you'll be left wondering why on earth you were worrying in the first place.
Just remind me I said that when I'm onto book three...
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