Welcome to Clychau

Clychau

Clychau is a small village nestled by a lake in the Welsh hills. It’s the scene of some of the action in Book Four of the Storyteller’s Quest. I am currently writing the fourth chapter of something like 15 chapters.

Here is a short extract:

On foot, they followed the road through the centre of the silent village, the echo of their footfalls ringing off the houses.… Read more

Come off it, Apple!

My first novel, The Reaches, is available on Apple’s iBookstore in various countries and I have always been an ardent Apple user. So why is the first serious eBook I bought on Kindle? The answer is as simple as it is infuriating!… Read more

The Watchers – tale of a launch

The Watchers

The Watchers by Jon Steele has just been published in the UK. I haven’t yet read the book, but what interests me here is the way the author announces his book. The book is set in the French speaking part of Switzerland and the author has chosen to make a series of short videos describing the places his book is set in….… Read more

Love, Stargirl

Love, Stargirl

It’s been one of those long weekends with everyone off somewhere, so I spent the time with Stargirl, reading her long diary-like letter between feeding the cat and doing the cleaning … and writing, of course. Stargirl is so endearing, it is difficult to imagine anyone not wanting to spend time with her even if that might be challenging.… Read more

Reading

Geneva Writers group I read a short extract from a future book yesterday at the Geneva Writers’ Group. It was well received although some people were concerned about how I handle paragraphs. Conventionally, apparently, each time someone speaks you have to start a new line.… Read more

From gray to gold …

gold

As I move forward into the next chapter of the fourth book of The Storyteller’s Quest, the light changes from red and gray to a sparkling gold. The heavy burden of enforced inaction and despair falls away and the sun comes out.… Read more

A new home page and new navigation

New-home-page

I have completely restructured the material of the Secret Paths web site as four interrelated blogs with a gallery, an online store and a newsletter. The only part of the site that is not in the form of a WordPress blog is the home page above.… Read more

A welcome sight!

Now that’s a sight I like to see! Someone promoting my book!

And don’t ask me why WordPress likes to rotate vertical images setting people on their sides … If you don’t understand what I mean, trying clicking on the picture above.… Read more

The Secret Paths Newsletter

If you want to keep up to date on books published by Secret Paths or those that are in the works, you can subscribe to the new Secret Paths Newsletter which is hosted by Facilitate.org. Click here to subscribe or use the “Newsletter” link in the menu above.… Read more