New Forest Lord short stories!

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I’m having a little celebration tonight because I can tell you Amazon’s exclusive Kindle Singles Programme will be publishing two of my Forest Lord short stories! (Friar Tuck and the Christmas Devil was of course in the Singles Program). First out is “The Prisoner”, a novelette which features Robin and Little John taking a rapist to Nottingham for the sheriff’s justice with, of course, a little twist. That will be out sometime this month.

The second, “The Escape” is about Little John getting into a bit of bother with (ironically!) some drunk Scotsmen and should be out early next year.
I’m also just finishing up the final Forest Lord novella which is titled “The Abbey of Death” and sees Will Scaflock as an unlikely monk. The title will give you an idea that things aren’t as peaceful as he expected when he left behind his farm in Wakefield to become a clergyman…Look out for a cover reveal soon.

Don’t forget, you can get another FREE short story, “The Rescue” by signing up for my email list.

Cheers all! I’m off to enjoy some Robin Hood ale! Have a great weekend.


Amazon’s Kindle Singles Programme

I’m very pleased to see my new novella  Friar Tuck and the Christmas Devil displayed prominently on Amazon’s “Kindle Singles” page!

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It’s a great honour to be part of this programme, which Amazon describes as “Compelling ideas expressed at their natural length.” They receive thousands of submissions from authors every month according to the Huffington Post and, of those, apparently only a tiny minority are – like me – indies.

On top of that I get a 70% royalty on each sale, compared to the 35% from each sale of my previous novella Knight of the Cross. Not to be sniffed at!

I was also offered cover art but I’d already asked my usual designers to come up with something and, although it would have been nice to get a freebie from the Amazon designers I think you’ll agree my own guys did a fantastic job.

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Also in the Kindle Singles programme are shorts by the likes of Lee Child, Dean Koontz, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Cornwell and Stephen King. Some serious company for a humble Glaswegian meter reader I’m sure you’ll agree! They’re all very nicely priced too (mine is just 99p/$1.49 and the others are all about the same).

If you enjoy short works of fiction or non-fiction you should check out the Kindle Singles page. You’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.

And if you’re an author, why not submit something yourself?