Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Let's get down to business!

Dare you do business with The Witch's List?
Received my cards today, from - awesome!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ebook now ready!

The ebook version of The Witch's List is now ready, but won't show up on amazon and other sites until the official release date of 24th June 2016. In the meantime, you can read the first few pages on amazon look inside.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Download The Witch's List Blog eBook!

You can now read a collection of the best posts from my blog - to follow the adventures of my novel
"The Witch's List" from the finished manuscript to published book. Also includes an exclusive surprise Halloween story!
Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Another 4* star review - by popular Fantasy/Spirituality author Murray Morison!

"...Cairns draws us into Sandy’s world by deftly weaving the mundane elements of a coming of age narrative with events that have a flavour of the supernatural..."

See full review on goodreads:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Abbey Bookshop

Checked out another English bookshop in Paris today: The Abbey Bookshop
Had a quick chat with the cool Canadian owner, Brian, and a couple of friendly Canadian tourists.
May be able to organise an event there in the summer, plus get them to stock my book.
Also went to the FNAC, but I have to phone some high heidjin guy to see about them taking the book on.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Apparently it's a 'not to be' from Shakespeare - $#*£!

Suffering catfish! 
Shakespeare and Company have politely declined my request for an event. 
Looks like I'm going to have to find somewhere else for my big launch. 
I may just attach myself to a bridge to create some buzz... or maybe launch myself off a bridge! 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hawking my novel to the English bookshops of Paris!

Yestarday, I also went hawking my novel at a few Parisian stores specialised in English language books:

  • Shakespeare and Co - they are still considering organising an event for my novel. The events manager, Adam wasn't there, but had a quick chat with Kieran - a cool Irish guy who works there.
  • Gilbert Joseph's - their representative added it to his database but said he couldn't stock any until it became a bit more popular, he did offer me some friendly advice and encouragement though.
  • Famous store in the rue de Rivoli - who shall remain nameless - gave me a rather snobbish knockback.
  • WH Smith - said they would stock it and possibly organise an event in the autumn!
  • Brentano's American Bookstore - said they should be able to stock a few. Pascal, the guy in charge, said he'd try to recommend it to anyone who buys a Stephen King novel! He also suggested I check out another author, Caryl Férey (who has also written thriller novels set in Africa).

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Another cool unofficial book-signing at the Malongo café in Paris

Thanks Lihua, Cliff, Andy and Denise for buying my book! 
Great fun hanging out at the Malongo café. 
Good luck with your marathon tomorrow, Denise!