Category Archives: Roderick Hart

Everyone Likes Free Short Story

Continuing with marketing tips here on Eventispress, three of our authors are giving away short stories and encouraging readers to sign up for their newsletters:

Ian K Pulham’s Radical Action, is a standalone prequel to Ian’s debut novel Ticket to Eden:

Roderick Hart’s Back to the Wall, which includes some of the characters in his recent novel Interleaved Lives:

Author Diana Jackson’s short story is unrelated to her novels but has a quirky title, A Very Yellow Memory and like much of Diana’s work is fiction but has fragments of truth much in the flavour of The Healing Paths of Fife:

Let’s Zoom to Face to Face

As most businesses we at Eventispress have ‘met’ regularly on Zoom during the last couple of years, both as a whole group and in two’s, for particular in depth discussions, guidance and support. These meetings have been vital and energy giving, when the author’s life, especially during this pandemic, has been quite a lonely one.

‘You are the only people in my life I can really talk about writing issues with. My family and friends care, but they just don’t really understand,’ remarked one author.

We are pleased to say that our first ‘face to face’ meeting of our Bedfordshire contingent is taking place shortly. We hope it will help to:

  • Re-energize individual authors
  • Help to share and explore ideas for marketing
  • Discuss best approaches
  • Think of ways to be mutually supportive

The list could go on and on. Joining a writer’s group is similar but has a slightly different focus. More about that in another post. All of us at Eventispress have a goal to promote the Eventispress brand, as well as our own books. This is far easier than purely self promotion, where everyone benefits and everyone contributes.

A Joint Venture for Roderick Hart’s Novel

Roderick Hart published his novel ‘Interleaved Lives as an ebook through Troubadour Publishing a year ago.

Rod dearly wanted to publish it as a paperback, because many of his readers have preferred to read his books that way in the past and Blackwell’s stocked it.

We had discussed his project here at Eventispress several times, but decided that it wasn’t the best time to launch a paperback for sales in bookshops, during lockdown especially, and so Rod chose the option with his other publisher, to focus on an e book only at first.

We at Eventispress are pleased that we published Interleaved Lives as a paperback a month ago, initially on Amazon, but aim for it to be more widely available in June.

The universal link above will take you to any Amazon site.

Back to the Wall ~ Short Story FREE from author Roderick Hart

Click HERE

If you would like a free copy of Eventispress author Roderick’s Hart’s exciting FREE story, Back to the Wall,

A prequel to his soon to be released by us paperback:

INTERLEAVED LIVES

then click HERE and sign up for Rod’s newsletter.

Websites and Blogs of our Current Authors

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)

Brian Kerr ~ Beds Country File

Introducing Author Roderick Hart

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.

About the Author ~ in Roderick’s words

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

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7713625.Roderick_Hart

And  blog at https://reinholdsite.wordpress.com/about/

What an interesting life!

We wish Rod all the luck in the world with his writing.