The books arrive

Books

Just received a box of books of  The Reaches from CreateSpace. They arrived from the States much faster that I was led to believe. Excellent service! So now if you can’t or don’t want to get the book from Amazon.com and while we wait to get it into other online bookshops, you can oder a copy from me.

Geneva Writers’ Group

UN building Geneva

Attended a meeting of the Geneva Writers’ Group yesterday. They meet in the Geneva Press Centre, a stone’s throw away from the UN building (see photo). It was my first time. More than a hundred people present. Amazing that there are so many English writers in the area. The morning workshop by Susan Tiberghien was about memoirs. Not really my subject, but it was interesting to re-apply the ideas to areas they were not intended for so as to work on a future novel project.

Story structure for Book Four

I have been tracing out the structure of the story for Book Four of the Storyteller’s Quest using as a starting point the two chapters already written. It’s not an easy task because I need to keep track of not only all the characters but also four (or rather three and a half) separate worlds in which the action is taking place. My diagram is riddled with little notes like: How did they do that? Who will do that? …

Book Four

I have begun work again on the fourth book of The Storyteller’s Quest. I had written some two chapters but put them aside to work on another book. Now, I have transferred all the existing material into Scrivener, which I am using for the first time, and I am re-working the plan of the whole book. I don’t alway work to a detailed plan, but having one for the Starless Square turned out to be very useful.

And no! I haven’t made the cover of this book yet 🙂

Layout for The Keeper’s Daughter

Book2 cover

I have just finished the layout for the print version of The Keeper’s Daughter, Book 2 of The Storyteller’s Quest. The book is almost ready for printing but I want to wait till one or two issues with the promotion of Book One are sorted out.

Possible forthcoming exhibition

Starless-square-artwork

I’m working on the idea of preparing an exhibition of artwork inspired by my novels. I have started collecting photos and I plan to go through my novels looking for quotes or images that could inspire related artwork. The idea is not to illustrate, but rather to be inspired by my novels. The picture above is related to The Starless Square, the 3rd book of The Storyteller’s Quest.

The cover for The Starless Square

The Starless Square cover

I finished the cover for the Starless Square, Book 3 of the Storyteller’s Quest. I only need to write and add the text for the back cover and it will be complete.

The Reaches now available from Amazon.com

The Reaches cover

The Reaches, the first book of The Storyteller’s Quest is now available in print format on Amazon.com at the url below: http://www.amazon.com/Reaches-1-Alan-McCluskey/dp/297007561X/

It is going to take a while longer to be able to have it available on Amazon.co.uk.

The Reaches available in eBook format

The Reaches cover

The Reaches, the first book of The Storyteller’s Quest is not available in eBook format via Smashwords at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/51360

The Reaches is available from Apple’s iBookstores in Canada, Germany, the U.K, the U.S., France, and Australia.