An Empty Coast

An Empty Coast
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Saturday, September 04, 2010

Catching up...

Well, more like falling behind actually. I'm madly trying to finish off the first draft of my third co-written biography (I could tell you what it's about then I'd have to, well... you know).

Mrs Blog and I leave for Africa very soon so things are mounting up (yikes!). Too much organising, too little time, and too little natural ability (on my part) to organise anything.

Anyway, as I said in the last post there will be more stuff for me to blog about once I'm back in Africa. I'll be resurectng my long-dormant blog for South Africa's Getaway magazine and, in news just to hand, I've also been invited by my new good friends at South African Tourism to contribute to their blog. So it will be blog, blog and blog some more for me, in between trying to finish off this biography and write a ninth novel. Phew!

My round (most of) Australia promotional tour for THE DELTA has now officially ended, so I'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who came to one of my events. It was great to see some familiar faces and to meet some wonderful new people. I love youse all.

Ummm... what else?

Oh, yes, SILENT PREDATOR comes out in the UK in November. I'll be launching a special promo through my newsletter soon to drum up support for the launch of my books onto the UK market, so if you haven't signed up for the newsletter then do so (click on the button thingy somewhere off to the left). Pronto.

Sales of THE DELTA are going very well, thank you very much, and are nicely up on last year's figures for IVORY. DELTA was number 8 in the mystery thriller rankings last week.

And, in late, late breaking news, raise a shot of vodka in a big nostrovia: yours truly has just cracked the Russian book market! Yes, true. IVORY and THE DELTA are to be translated and released sometime in the near future in Mother Russia.

Dasvidaniye, for now.


ali g said...

Good one Boris

Heidihi said...

Большие новости, хорошо сделанный TP

Stuart Pithey said...

Just don't mention the rugby when u land in Jo'burg!

ali g said...

you can get the osso bucco out of the freezer..we're on our way [again]...

Anonymous said...

a new reader...contacting your blog. Great stuff TP - love your work!

Trin said...

THOROUGHLY ENJoYING dELTA - even though it is in short bursts. Trying to keep my signed copy in good order whilst travelling - not easy but glad bags are a good investment. I now know how hard it must be for you to find the time to blog sometimes = and I'm not researching for another book!.
Have finally mastered computer keyboards configured in Spanish ie where is the shift lock.

Great news you're cracking other markets.

Steve G said...

So, when are you travelling to Rissua on a book tour?

Heidihi said...

Tp, you have just made my husband very happy. For the first time ever I showed an interest in his 4x4 magazine, due to your article.
I think he hopes I may show an interest with future issues - no chance!

Great article though.

ali g said...

Hi Heidihi
what's the Russian translation?


Heidihi said...

I think it was "That's great news, congratulations" - but don't quote me. It was very complementary though