True Lies ‘N Author Stuff

…SEUMAS GALLACHER escaped from the world of finance five years ago, after a career spanning three continents and five decades.

As the self-professed ‘oldest computer Jurassic on the planet’ his headlong immersion into the dizzy world of eBook publishing opened his eyes, mind, and pleasure to the joys of self-publishing. As a former businessman, he rapidly understood the concept of a writer’s need to ‘build the platform’, and from a standing start began to develop a social networking outreach, which now tops 15,000 direct contacts.

His first two crime-thrillers, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY and VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK blew his mind with more than 75,000 e-link downloads/sales to date. The third in what has become the ‘Jack Calder’ series, SAVAGE PAYBACK, was launched late 2013.

He started a humorous, informative, self-publishers blog less than two years ago, never having heard of a ‘blog’ prior to that, was voted ‘Blogger of the Year 2013′ and now has a loyal blog following on his networks. He says the novels contain his ‘Author’s Voice’, while the blog carries his ‘Author’s Brand’. And he’s LUVVIN IT!

36 responses to “True Lies ‘N Author Stuff

  1. Great title to your book and wonderful facials at the top of the blog. I had to follow.

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  2. Flattered, thank you, that man .. :):)

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  3. Dallas

    Hi Seamus. Inspirational effort. I have duly reviewed!

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  4. congratulations on meeting this important goal! Welcome to the reader family of Diabetic Redemption.com. Please visit my Friends page, where you can leave information about yourself, your blog, and your newly-published novel. I am very happy to have you join us, and I hope to hear from you often; good/bad, agree/disagree — none of the differences matter as much as our coming together!

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  5. Rhonda

    having just returned to the US from the UK, it tickled me to find that my newest follower is a Scotsman! Perhaps I should say I’m chuffed. I had 3 glorious weeks across the pond and I can’t wait to go back. Thanks for stopping by, choosing to follow, and I look forward to spending time getting to know your writing. Rhonda

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  6. Hi Rhonda, happy to know you ,m’Lady .. enjoy the weekend .. :):)

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  7. David

    Thanks for the follow. I hope you will find something that interest you in my blog. Comments & thoughts always welcomed. Take Care.

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  8. Seumas – I finally completed my onpass of the Blogger Award. That was hard work to do properly. But very rewarding – hopefully I’ve let people know about blogs that are not so mainstream.

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  10. Hello, Seumas! You are one of the fifteen bloggers I nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. The award says it all, I guess, and I believe you deserve it. Cheers! Congrats! =) — Francis (www.thefrancisbaraanivblog.wordpress.com)

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    • hi Francis,,thanks for the nomination, my friend… I tried to find the relevant post on your blog , but can’t seem to locate it, but I’m such a dummy on the computer , that’s no real surprise… :):)

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  11. Seumas, you had me laughing out loud right at the end of your Youtube video.
    Haven’t had the pleasure of reading your work yet, but that might be in the near future, If I can ever get through the enormous to read list. (Which I will, because summer is coming and that means, reading in the sun!)

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    • Thanks , Lucy… my work is in a couple of genres ( fancy word that, eh?..).. the first two efforts are crime thrillers , which have amazed me with over 60,000 downloads now, and the one that I have on FREE PROMO on amazon right now is the (supposedly) humorous blog posts collection, THE BLOGGER’S GUIDE TO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING … hope you enjoy.. grab the freebie ! Cheers, m”lady :):)

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    • … i know that TBR feeling… I’ve got at least 60 in the Kindle pipeline… I try to download at least one book a week from new Indie self-publishing authors… my small way of trying to ‘give something back’, but more importantly , after I read, i post a review, which is gold dust for authors, as you may know . :):)

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      • True, so true! Too bad that sometimes people, even other indies, forget about that. I always download the freebees and read a taste. If I like what I read I wait until the free days are over and buy a copy. But I only post a review if it’s at least 3-star worthy. If not I message the author and tell them what I think is ‘wrong’. Often it’s SPaG which hurts my brain if it’s riddled with it. Or run-ons, other than that, I leave a review, but I’ve got so little time to read and sooooo many books in the ereader. :-(

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  13. Hi Seumas, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post! Linda.

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  14. Hi, Seumas, Keep up the great work! Thanks for following. Love your blog and the way it shows your personality. (Placing the photos at the top is very creative.)

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  15. I keep meaning to pop in and say hello. Enjoy the blog very much. I also wanted hype the Glaswegian who did the cover of my book, the inimitable Max Scratchmann. I hope you two can meet one day! http://www.scratchmann.co.uk/

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  18. Hello Seumas, Just finished reading your second novel ‘Vengeance Wears Black’, last week. Really enjoyed it. I Was hoping to make your big gig at the Dubai Festival this Thursday – unfortunately you’re up the same time as the Awards slot; which I’m destined to win – I wish!!!
    I have a 5 minute pitch with Luigi Bonomi then on Friday evening.
    Just wondering if you’ve planned any other informal talks as I’d love to get your take on the self-publishing route.
    Re your writing – please don’t stop till you drop.
    Cheers,
    Mike

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  19. Hello Seumas, Just finished reading your second novel ‘Vengeance Wears Black’, last week. Really enjoyed it. I Was hoping to make your big gig at the Dubai Festival this Thursday – unfortunately you’re up the same time as the Awards slot; which I’m destined to win – I wish!!!
    I have a 5 minute pitch with Luigi Bonomi then on Friday evening.
    Just wondering if you’ve planned any other informal talks as I’d love to get your take on the self-publishing route.
    Re your writing – please don’t stop till you drop.
    Cheers,
    Mike

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    • …hi Mike, tell me which “Mike” you are, as I’m hopeless at tracking names and pseudonyms on here … and many thanks for the positive remarks on Vengeance Wears Black…you in Dubai all week ?

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  20. Hi Seumas. Mike Chidgey is the name, a ‘plastic paddy’ by nature. I’m in Dubai alright, living in Umm Suqeim for a few more weeks before heading back to wild and woolly Ireland… Would love to bump into you if you’re not already too weighed down…

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    • …hello, that man.. good to know you… never ever too weighed down to say ‘hi’ to a fellow quill-scraper’ ! .. i’ll be in and out of the Intercontinental for the balance of the week.( heading over there in about an hour to ‘mingle’ around … my mobile is 050 818 0466 … be glad to catch up with you,

      cheers

      seumas

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  21. Hi Seamus,
    A big thank you for yesterday evening, taking time out from a busy schedule to share some of your insights into writing and the self-publishing business with me one to one. I won’t be too quick on selling those signed copies on eBay either – a year or two at least in the glass cabinet beside my signed Peter Ustinov and an early Spiderman edition!
    Bon chance today with your gig at the Dubai Literary Festival. Wish I could make it.
    To the great and the good out there, this man is a true gent!!
    Cheers ‘n’ beers
    Mike

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