I am delighted to be taking part in Jim Ody’s The Place That Never Existed blog tour! Many thanks to Emma Mitchell for inviting me to join in 🙂 Read on to find out what Jim does on publication day.
Publisher: Hambrook Press (1st December 2016)
For Paul and Debbie it was meant to be the happiest time of their lives. A small village wedding in front of their family and friends, followed by a quiet honeymoon in Devon.
Not everyone had been happy to see them together. A woman from their past refused to accept it. Her actions over the previous year had ended in tragedy, and had almost broken the happy couple apart.
Now, away from it all in a picturesque log cabin, Paul and Debbie look forward to time spent alone together… But she has found out where they are, and she will stop at nothing to make sure that the marriage is over… forever.
But Huntswood Cove isn’t just a beautiful Devonshire fishing town, it has its own secret. Recently, people have begun to disappear, only to turn up dead in suspicious circumstances. The locals begin to question what is going on.
Soon everything strange points to the abandoned house in the woods. The house that nobody wants to talk about. To them, it is the place that never existed.
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So, Jim, your book is being published!
How do you spend publication day eve and the actual day?
- What do you do the night before?
- The morning?
- Who are you with?
- Where do you go?
- What do you spend the day doing?
- Is publication day 1 the same as publication day 2? And so on?
- Do you have any rituals?
These questions are not set in stone; answer the ones you like and add in anything you think has been missed!
I have to say that I don’t make much of a big deal about Publication Day. I guess that this is because I assume that I am the only one that cares! This means that I will still carry on with my day as normal, more than likely it is a week day and so I am going to my regular job.
At lunch I will send out some messages to various admins of groups to make sure that there are posts about my new book. Only when I get home will I start to take an interest in how many books I have sold.
I will then look to hit social media for the evening, making sure that everyone is aware that my new book is available.
Day 2 I will add posts to my personal page on social media, and hopefully answer questions to any enquiries that I then have.
As a child Jim wanted to be a truck driver – more specifically Kris Kristofferson in the movie ‘Convoy’, however somehow this never happened, nor did he ever smuggle moonshine in Hazzard County, find treasure with his buddies in the Goondocks, or hunt sharks on Amity Island. He did win ‘The Spirit Of Judo’ award as a seven-year-old, and have published his design of a ‘Dog-Walking Machine’ in an English text book at the age of ten; so every cloud and all of that…
Jim has had poems and articles published on a number of websites, and for eight years, was a weekly music reviewer for a popular music website where he got to meet bands and see free gigs.
Jim has published two books ‘Lost Connections’ and ‘The Place That Never Existed’, and had his short story, ‘The Moth In The Jar’ selected and published in the charity anthology ‘Dark Minds’.
Jim lives with his wife and three children in Swindon, Wiltshire, and is currently writing his next novel ‘A Cold Retreat’ (due out in summer 2017); and more than likely eating chocolate. And watching football.
Don’t forget to catch up with, and follow, the rest of the blog tour…..