Monday, 13 August 2012

Stealing into Winter

No apologies for a bit of self promotion.

Please check out the publisher’s page for Stealing into Winter. Look at that endorsement! Thanks, Mike. And look at those reviews! Those guys have been lucky enough to see pre-publication versions of the book.

If that whets your appetite, then Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and The Book Depository currently have fabulous pre-order offers.

You can, of course, do your bit for the health of publishing by supporting your local bookshop and ordering Stealing into Winter from them. They might not be able to discount like the big operators, but diversity is good; small is good.

For the opportunity to obtain a signed copy directly from me, join the Jeniche of Antar Fan Club page on Facebook. From there you can send me a message and let me know you would like a signed copy. Full details will be posted on the page in the near future.

If you are strapped for cash, then please order a copy of the book from your local library (if you still have one). That way I get a sale, you get to read the book, and other people get to see it and maybe like it so much they want a copy of their own. In fact, please order a copy from your library anyway.

Finally, if you read the book and enjoy it, please leave a review on Amazon, The Book Depository, your blog, or any other website that accepts book reviews. Just a few lines will, but it all helps.

My thanks to you all.

PS - Book two is already written, the first third of book three is nearly drafted with the rest plotted in detail, book four is plotted out in detail, and there are notes accumulating for a further trilogy.

Friday, 3 August 2012


Being creative has always been more than just about, well, being creative. You can be the world’s greatest literary/artistic/singing/tap-dancing/filmic genius, but if you don’t share your work with others, only your mum will ever know.

And if you are the slightest bit serious about putting your talents in front of an audience (maybe even making money from it), you have to make use of whatever social networking comes your way. It often sounds daunting, but is quite simple. It simply means making friends – in person or online. Now, I know us creative types have a reputation for being curmudgeonly loners, but it is unfounded. When we start out we are nervous about others’ reaction to our work. But talking and sharing with fellow writers/artists/singers/tap-dancers/film makers gives us the opportunity to tap into a vast community through which we can learn to improve our own skills, help others with theirs and spread the word about what we do.

One such avenue is one I found on Facebook recently.

Stoosh PR

In their own words:

FB networking arm of the retainer based NYC cross platform marketing, branding and PR initiative.
Authority from experience without the self aggrandizing floss!
Originally from England STOOSHPR’s Jane Buchanan started her career as producer and presenter of the SONY award winning show "Streetlife" on the BBC. From radio she moved on to television with seasons as Entertainment Producer for the network Granada TV show, "This Morning" and later "Jameson Tonight" on Sky TV.
Headhunted from Sky TV by Sir Bob Geldof and Lord Waheed Alli’s company at 25yrs old, she was appointed to the position of US Producer for Planet 24 Productions. Based out of NYC she coordinated and produced all US strands for the controversial show "The Word" and later, "The Big Breakfast".

When Planet 24 relocated to LA to produce the successful "Survivor" reality show, Jane decided to make NYC her home and continues to live and work in the media. She has held positions at New Video Group/Docurama (Home Video arm of A&E/The History Channel), Disney Theatrical (Lion King, Mary Poppins and Phil Collins' Tarzan) Maxim Magazine/Dennis Publishing, and Bad Boy Entertainment hand picked by Sean P Diddy Combs.

This is their website:
And this is their Facebook page:

Go take it a look. It might just be what you are looking for.