I’m really excited that HATER is the first book to be featured on IN THE SHEETS, a new podcast from Brendan Cooney. Each month, Brendan and his audience will pick two books to read, review, and discuss. The author will introduce the book at the beginning of the month, then take part in an extended podcast towards the end of the month to answer any questions and meet the readers.
Brendan’s been a long-time supporter of my work, and I’m honoured he’s chosen HATER as the first book for this new venture. You can hear Brendan and I talking about the book on episode one.
This isn’t designed to be a passive experience, so please get involved. Join the IN THE SHEETS Goodreads group, subscribe to the podcast, and follow the discussion on Twitter and Facebook. I hope I get the chance to talk to some of you about the book. If you don’t make it this time, make sure you register for updates because I’ll be back in the next couple of months to do the same thing with ONE OF US WILL BE DEAD BY MORNING.
I know news about my books and film adaptations has been pretty thin on the ground recently, hopefully that’ll change in the near future. I’ve nothing to announce just yet, but there’s plenty of work going on in the background and a number of projects should soon see the light of day.
A picture of me as a zombie in the Autumn movie. For no other reason than to say if you don’t follow me, maybe I’ll follow you…
It seems that no matter how loud/frequently/often I mention things, though, someone always seems to miss the announcement. So the point of this brief post is simple: if you’re keen to keep up to date with my work, please follow me.
Instagram (nothing to see here yet, but bear with me…)
Also, please consider signing up to my mailing list. In the past I’ve been guilty of just using the list to sell books, but that’s changing too. And don’t worry – your data’s safe and won’t be shared/sold/used for any reason other than to keep you updated about my work.
Just wanted to say thanks to Shawn ‘Rotting Corpse’ Riddle for setting up Moody’s Survivors – a new Facebook group for chatting about mine and other writers’ books. Please head over here and join!
It’s going to get very busy around here very soon, so this seems a good time to remind you that I can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Friend Feed, so please sign up and keep updated.
Working from home is something I wanted to do for a long, long time. Don’t get me wrong, most of the time it’s great – no commute, a comfortable office, food and drink on tap. I can work in the bedroom, in front of the TV, in the garden, in the bath…
Not wishing to sound ungrateful, but the downside of home working is having to share the office with the rest of the family. We’re on day 5 of the 40+ day summer school holiday and if I had any hair I’d be tearing it out right now. I love my kids dearly, but the more I’ve got to do, the more they seem to act up. Apologies in advance if you get an email from me that makes no sense over the next few weeks. I’ve probably had to leave the computer midway through typing to referee an argument, repair something, clean something up, fix someone some food or somesuch…
I’m kidding, of course. I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s just that today has been one of those days where I’ve sat in front of the screen for hours and achieved next to nothing. I’ve been interrupted 4 times since I started typing this post!
I thought I’d try and do something constructive and finish the week with a few snippets of news:
Writer’s Forum Magazine
You might remember that I was interviewed by Writers’ Forum Magazine a while back. This month’s issue features another article I’ve contributed to “Make the web work for you”. I’ve shared some of my experiences of writing and publishing online which hopefully will be useful.
It’s been a great few weeks for German readers! I know that the lack of availability of the Autumn books is frustrating a lot of people and I hope to have some news about release dates very soon. In the meantime, the German language edition of Autumn: Disintegration, Herbst: Zerfall, is now available for pre-order. This is the first time the book has been published in any language (see this page for an explanation). Zerfall will be released in September.
I’ve finally started Twittering! If any of you are Twitterers, please click here and follow me.
Have a great weekend!
I’ve added a new forum to www.djmoody.co.uk which is integrated with this blog (to make it easier to discuss the stuff I post about). Please sign up (use the ‘Log In’ link above or the ‘Register’ link on the sidebar to the right) and get posting about Autumn, Hater, the upcoming movies or whatever else you want to discuss! When I post an entry here, a corresponding topic will automatically be created in the forum. You can either go straight to the forum or use the ‘comments’ function to get talking to me and other readers.
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There’s plenty of good stuff coming up to talk about!