Video Trailer: The Shoulders of Giants

Jake Abraham has just fulfilled an ambition. After three years of grunt work for a detective agency, he’s finally got his private investigator’s license, and set up on his own. Jake is a child of the eighties, brought up by Jim Rockford, Thomas Magnum, and three beautiful girls who worked for a man named Charlie, so he thinks he knows what to expect.

His first case even seems like an easy one. All he has to do is find a missing girl. When she shows up dead, the latest victim of a serial killer, things get complicated.

The Shoulders of Giants, the mystery novel by author Jim Cliff, is available through and Amazon UK.

We Will Publish No Book Before Its Time

Is it ripe yet?

I’m at that awkward stage right now with my current work-in-progress: the first draft is done, and the first editing pass (the one where I make sure that, for example, the guy who I’m calling Robert in Chapter 2 hasn’t become Bob – or Sam or Phil – when he shows up again in Chapter 12) is now complete, as well.

My instinct is to jump back in at the beginning and start Editing Pass Number Two. But I’m forcing myself to wait. I know from experience that the book needs time to sit quietly on my hard drive before I jump in again and start tearing it apart. Continue reading “We Will Publish No Book Before Its Time”

SP Mount Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Congratulations to SP Mount, the winner of our weekly Flash Fiction competition and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries!

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry: Continue reading “SP Mount Wins Flash Fiction Challenge”

Ed’s Casual Friday: So You Want to be an Indie…

Why not, right? All that seems to be involved is uploading an unedited Word file, then buying a basket to catch all the money that will immediately shower down upon you. However, as there may be the occasional snare along this way, asking yourself the following ten questions ahead of time may save you some surprises later.

1.)    Have you written a book?