As part of my promotion for my new book, Sittin on the Dock of King’s Lynn, I’ve just recorded and released a YouTube video of a reading from it. So, if you’ve ever wondered what this English/Midwestern voice sounds like – now is your opportunity to find out:)
Sittin on the Dock of King’s Lynn is available in both print and electronic versions from Amazon, but I can also let you have a signed copy direct form my desk – a perfect gift! Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you details:)
Another promotional activity just released is a 2015 calendar of images from my King’s Lynn days, what better present for Christmas?
Sittin’ on the Dock of King’s Lynn
It’s one of the strange things about the Internet that you never know where your words will end up. This week, one of my Tweets about Sitting on the Dock of King’s Lynn was picked up by a Japanese Tweeter and re-tweeted to their followers! Because Amazon has country specific sites, my book is also available from Amazon Japan, but I’ve never sold a book there — so far!! we will have to see if there is any interest in a tale of the English Norfolk countryside in that far away land!
All the signed copies of my book that were requested have been sent off, but it’s not too late – if you would like a copy for yourself or a friend or loved one email me at email@example.com . Let me know how many copies you’d like, details of the names/wording you want included (or leave the wording to me), and your name and full address (including zip/postcode and country).
The list price on Amazon.com is $9.99, but I can let you have signed copies for $8.99 including US Postage. Unfortunately, overseas mail cost more, and I will add up to $5 for orders from outside the US.
Today’s Vision Update
We are still on track for a formal launch of Todays Vision at the beginning of October, and we are powering up with upgrades to the software and employing coders to get the site as slick as possible. The really cool thing is that without any real publicity or promotions, we are already getting a lot of hits on the site, and it’s generating a lot of interest, just from “word of mouth”.
Please do pop over to The Write Stuff, and check out the other pages too!
Order your copy of Sittin’ on the Dock of King’s Lynn now!
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The editing of the first proof of “Sitting on the Dock of King’s Lynn” has been completed, and the 2nd proof just arrived!
The observant among you may notice that it now has a different cover photo – this one includes a part of the quayside, artistically sloped to one side, so that you can imagine you were actually sitting there on the “dock” as you read it. Clever eh?
I’ve been looking at my photography from that time recently, and it put a start of an idea in my head; what about a follow-up book of photographs from the area? My idea would be to have a photo and brief description of the place and/or significance and/or feelings it evoked. I have hundreds of photos, the difficult part would be keeping the book down to a reasonable length!!
But I’m undecided as yet. My original thought for the next project was “Turning Right on Red (the story of a Brit in the US)”, because the longer I live here the more I realize how much I missed when I was just visiting.
In any case, I need to get Sittin’… on its way to the printers! More later!!!
We are now in final editing stage of my latest book:
“Sittin’ on the Dock of King’s Lynn”
A story that happened
(and some things I thought about along the way)
It is part personal experiences of living in West Norfolk, part travelogue, part musings on life.
I just need to get the final edits, choose a book cover, publish in draft, review the draft…. OK may be some more to do yet, but the hard part (getting it written) is done!
More will be revealed:)
King’s Lynn owes its founding to the River Greta Ouse, and it’s from the river that we get the best views.
Here we stand on the river bank outside of West Lynn, looking over at the town.
The blue sky flecked with wispy clouds overhead and the green grass at our feet makes the scene tranquil and calm.
The buildings reflect in the still water of the river, somehow allowing us to see them more clearly.
It is a bright, charming and restful scene, and it lightens our step as we walk on.
King’s Lynn is blessed with more than its fair share of waterways.
Land drains like this one, used to drain the water from the marsh land and make it habitable, are a common site, but their utilitarian nature has been smoothed over time.
Grass and wild flowers abound along the bank, and on sunny days like this one, with the water reflecting the blue sky, it seems really like a natural stream, rather than a man-made artifact.
Here it seems so much like a country village that it is difficult to imagine that the busy market area is only a few streets away, with all the bustle and noise of that center of commerce.
It is peaceful and restful, an idyllic escape into the countryside, right here in the center of town.
We stop as we take our summer walk along the River Great Ouse in Norfolk, England, and see that we are approaching a bend in the stream.
The market town of Kings Lynn is seen in the distance, the brick and stone painted buildings reflecting on the still water.
Nothing seems to be moving, there is no breeze to disturb the gently running water, and the sky is a wispy blue.
All is calm and still, and we are at peace with the world.