who have books about to be launched by us or who have published books in the last two year:
Diana Jackson ~ Diana Jackson Author
Roderick Hart ~ Fragmented Mind
Ian K Pulham ~ Don’t Mess with my Head
(work in progress on this website)
Author Roderick Hart is not new to writing. Here is his Amazon Page. Our task at Eventispress is to publish his latest novel as a paperback (more shortly) and a short story which is a prequel to Time to Talk, the first in his crime series.
In years gone by I travelled extensively in Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. I should also admit that I made bubble gum in Philadelphia, so my record on public health isn’t good.
I have always been as interested in music as the written word. In addition to listening, I have composed quite a lot. A violin sonata and a clarinet trio were performed in public, both of them written on manuscript paper and now lost. Since those early days technology has moved on and I have written directly into notation software, exporting the music to audio. So thanks to the cloud, nothing gets lost any longer.
For many years I published poetry in newspapers, magazines and anthologies of Scottish verse. This was a sensible choice, since running a recording studio (spoken word, music and sound effects for radio and theatre) left little time and even less energy for anything longer.
Retired now, I have been able to concentrate on novels. Time to Talk was published in October 2013, to be followed by A Serious Business early in 2014. Both are set in Edinburgh. I have just published (November 2019) a new title, The Ears of a Cat, in which I range far and wide and don’t set foot once in my native city. A paperback edition of Interleaved Lives will appear early in 2022 courtesy of Eventispress, a book which sees me back in Edinburgh.
I live with my wife in the grounds of an old convent from which, I read, five nuns were expelled in 1938. I wonder why?
I post on Twitter
And blog at https://reinholdsite.wordpress.com/about/
What an interesting life!
We wish Rod all the luck in the world with his writing.
We are pleased to introduce Ian K Pulham; one of our new authors at Eventispress. This is Ian’s introduction in his own words, because they say everything about a new writer’s motivation to write a novel and his dream to have it published:
I was with Dad, walking back to his bungalow, my childhood home, one Sunday many years ago. We had been to ‘The Swan’ for a couple of drinks. Mum was preparing Sunday lunch. His retirement was approaching, and I asked him if he had any plans. Out of the blue he told me he was thinking of writing a book. It was absolutely not what I was expecting him to say, however I thought that it was an excellent idea and I told him so. Wow, that would be something!
Dad passed away a few years back, approaching the grand old age of ninety-two. Mum had died some years earlier. His life had never really been the same after her passing. He never wrote that book.
About a year after Dad’s passing, an idea for a story started growing in my head. I had never written a novel before. I’d never had the seed that blossoms into a complex narrative develop in my thoughts. Nothing even close to that really.
Pretty soon I had the whole story: beginning, middle and ending. When I began writing it down, transferring my subconscious script into written word was relatively straightforward. It was like transcribing a remembered verse or song. All the detail was already there for me. I had help from good people getting some of the words and punctuation right, but the story more or less stayed the same.
I’ve thought about that particular conversation with Dad a lot since I started all this.
I like to think Mum and Dad would have enjoyed my book.
I think it would have made them laugh.
Thank you so much Ian for sharing that insight into your motivation to write!
Ian (officially) joined the Eventispress family of authors in the autumn of 2022, when we approved his manuscript, but he was introduced to us several years ago by email through Diana and Ian’s mutual ex college colleague. We have worked with him through the last couple of years in his journey to bring his work to the point where we could scrutinize it and advise him on the next step. Included along the way was how to go through a series of personal edits; find beta readers and act on their comments and then finding an editor. One of our internal team has given his novel the final polish.
First we will be publishing his short story, Radical Action’ early in the New Year. More about Ian K Pulham shortly.