Friday, 22 August 2014

Writing - Access to Steele and a bit more

My sales are maintaining the crashingly stupendous rate of one book per month. Thank you to those who have dipped into the Steele pool.

As a member of the writing fraternity I was again insulted by the crass behaviour of the publishing industry. I have not read '50 Shades of Grey' but it featured briefly in Richard Osman's new quiz show Tribes. The show uses responses to questions to divide contestants into groups and one of those questions yesterday was who has read the offending books. The people reading 50 Shades unanimously hated it (apparently it is a trilogy) and yet it was published. I believe that was because of the sexual content. Once again the recognised publishers put sales above worth at every turn.

The point of writing for me is to entertain not to line the pockets of already filthy rich publishing houses.

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

On VG today.

God Bless