Catherine Greenall News, Free Offer & Guest Author November 2017

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Welcome to my Autumn update, a free offer and a guest feature on author Jade Kerrion, winner of a Royal Palm Literary Award

The ‘Quirk of Destiny’ trilogy – First Two Books out Now

‘A Quirk of Destiny’ is a chilling look at a world where science is used against rather than for the good of mankind. Calum O’Connell is a scientist assessing the safety of new food technologies. Puzzled by a number of incidents involving fellow scientists he soon finds himself caught up in a deadly worldwide epidemic. Calum suspects genetically-modified food is the cause of the epidemic and sets out in search of the truth. A natural leader he gathers around him an ever-growing band of people unaffected by the illness in his quest to find answers and refuge from the authorities who seek to silence him. At the end of the book we saw Calum and his group arrive in Scotland, where they settle in a small harbour village, hoping for a peaceful future. This book won Best of 2013 (joint number 1) “another must read thriller” Michael Smith, Green Living http://amzn.eu/5G92bje

‘Return to Gallanvaig’ takes up the story two years after the huge catastrophe that was caused wilfully by the shadowy intelligence group AC10. Contrary to world belief, some of the gene mutants that evolved as a result of GM food have survived and continue to wreak havoc with their own drivers, powers and weaknesses. A shadowy world group continues to cause death and destruction, manipulating the vastly-reduced world population for its own ends. Calum’s group and others around the world allied to the World Alliance continue to try to do the right thing for humans, animals and the environment. Will good or evil win the modern day battle for Earth? Return to Gallanvaig; exciting multi-layered tale takes us on exciting, page-turning, spine-chilling journey.’ Mensa. http://amzn.eu/gipSUPF

‘Destiny of Light’ is the third book which carries on the story to its conclusion and I am busy writing the final chapters.

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Written in Catherine Greenall’s early writing career, ‘Burnview’ is a supernatural tale. When Rosalyn McDonnell moves from Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands, at first it seems to be an idyllic place to live. But, what is its history and why do strange things keep happening there? Click on the link below for your copy:

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Introducing Jade Kerrion

First Place, Fantasy, Royal Palm Literary Award
When fear exceeds understanding, nothing is as it seems…

Alone for a millennium, since a human murdered her beloved consort, Ashra, the immortal icrathari queen, rules over Aeternae Noctis, the domed city of eternal night. Her loneliness appears to be at an end when her lover’s soul is reborn in a human, Jaden Hunter, but their reunion will not be easy.

Jaden is sworn to protect his half-sister, five-year-old Khiarra. She is the child of prophecy, destined to end the eternal night and the dominion of the Night Terrors—the icrathari and the vampires.

As Jaden defends his sister from the Night Terrors, Ashra struggles to sustain her crumbling kingdom in the face of enemies without and treachery within. Love may never have a second chance when Jaden stumbles upon Ashra’s secret—the great lie of Aeternae Noctis…

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HCAMC66/

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id769046128

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eternal-night-jade-kerrion/1117237130?ean=2940149090020

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/eternal-night-2

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How it all Started – I discover self-publishing

So, I had a vegan cookbook, with full colour photography, compiled over a year and all ready to go. But neither agents nor publishers, even ones I carefully researched from the Writers & Artists Yearbook, in the genre, were interested in my three sample chapters and my ‘about the author.’

So, I read in a magazine about some colleagues who had successfully used a free publishing site to publish their book and put it onto Amazon for sale. That sounded like the best option, so I went on line and researched the US publishing company, Lulu.

It was indeed free, all you had to do was purchase a proof copy and check it before publishing. That was no problem at all, in fact it was fantastic later on to hold in my hands my own soon-to-be-published book!

I produced my own covers in Microsoft Publisher and the finished product looked glossy and professional. The website was easy to use and helped you to set up your content and covers and add the book description and other details. It also assigned and added an ISBN to the cover and the book details.

The blurb sounded like as soon as I pressed the ‘publish’ button, my book would fire into the ether, only to surface on all the Amazon sites and the shelves of Waterstones, W.H. Smiths and all the other fine bookstores.

So, happy with the way it looked and the final edits done, I clicked on ‘publish’ and waited with baited breath for it to hit the book stands.

That’s when I first started to discover that it ain’t that easy!

Catherine Greenall

I suppose have been writing all my life. I loved to write stories at school, then moved on to scientific writing during my education and then in my career as a government scientist. I was involved in writing various books and pamphlets that were published during my career. Of course, all the nuts and bolts of editing, formatting, publication and distribution were taken care of by the organisations that employed me.

When I was presented with an opportunity to move into full-time writing, I seized it eagerly.

I started out with a topic close to my heart, a vegan cookbook, ‘Vegans Can’t Eat Anything!’ which I have been told many times by restaurants and other people. As you will know if you’re a vegan, it’s not true and I set out to prove that you can have a healthy diet and still be a vegan.

I then tried to get a publisher…

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How it all Started

I suppose have been writing all my life. I loved to write stories at school, then moved on to scientific writing during my education and then in my career as a government scientist. I was involved in writing various books and pamphlets that were published during my career. Of course, all the nuts and bolts of editing, formatting, publication and distribution were taken care of by the organisations that employed me.

When I was presented with an opportunity to move into full-time writing, I seized it eagerly.

I started out with a topic close to my heart, a vegan cookbook, ‘Vegans Can’t Eat Anything!’ which I have been told many times by restaurants and other people. As you will know if you’re a vegan, it’s not true and I set out to prove that you can have a healthy diet and still be a vegan.

I then tried to get a publisher interested. Hah! Then, I found out what publishing is really like for an unpublished author in a new genre. A very frustrating process. Nobody was interested in an unknown cookbook author, not only that, but in  a minority-diet genre.

So, I discovered that there was such a thing as Self-publishing. More to come soon, watch this space.