When a lad comes on to my Guest Blogger scene describing himself as ‘an accomplished after dinner sleeper’, he gets my attention, and I think he’ll get yours too..spend a minute or two at his blog at http://euclid-thoughts.blogspot.com/ and you’ll see what I mean …..you’ll want to follow him…. he’s a clever, funny writer (send me the cheque now, JJ )… and Lord knows, we all need a good dollop of stuff to make us smile… cheers JJ….
October 3, 2012 · 2:32 pm
I’ve been asked to keep the noise down, but it’s all these Guest Bloggers comin’ and goin’… here’s JJ Toner …
Hi Seumas. Thanks for inviting me into your place. I don’t think I’ve ever been in such a magnificent trailer before. Oh, I don’t mind if I do. No water in mine. Thanks.
My self-publishing story? Not one of great successes so far.
I’ve always dabbled with writing, but it wasn’t until I spent some time in hospital, in 2007, that I began to write full time. I flirted with literary agents for a while before self-publishing became a reality thanks to Smashwords and KDP.
My first publication OVOLUTION AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of humorous Science Fiction short stories. I don’t know what it is about SF, but I never seem to have what it takes to write serious SF. Every time I try, it always comes out funny.
My second book is a thriller, ST PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL, set in Ireland and featuring Detective Inspector Ben Jordan of the Irish police force.
My third, released early in September, 2012, is another Ben Jordan thriller called FIND EMILY. This one is a short book, although it took me almost a year to write. I have this wonderful editor, Lucille Redmond, who beats my plots and my prose into shape. She has boundless patience and energy.
Oh, yes, just a small drop, thank you.
What’s next? I have a substantial number of short stories that I might publish, and there are two historical novels under my bed crying out for rewrites. I’ve also been tinkering with a YA dystopian (serious) SF book that would make a good short series.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Seumas. Maybe you’d like to come over to my place some time.
Ovolution and Other Stories:
St Patrick’s Day Special: