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Update for Readers

Issue 8/2014

A fortnightly update for lovers of contemporary fiction from author Dave Cornford.
Try Some "Warm Honey"
Warm Honey has been out for a few weeks.  It's a full length novel - a family saga set in Perth, Western Australia.  It's quite different to The Queensberry Rule, my first collaboration with Steve McAlpine.

If you'd like to try it out, here's a link to a sample - Chapter 1.

Have a read and see if you like it.  We'd love some feedback!
What I'm Reading
I've been struggling to get going with the books I'm "reading" at the moment.

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton is a typical "prize winner" - long (804 pages) and densely written (or is that over-written?) I've enjoyed wading through the first 60 pages, but it's hard work especially in bed late at night.
The Beam (Season 2) by Johnny B Truant and Sean Platt is a sci-fi political thriller that is sitting on my kindle. I enjoyed Season 1 a lot, and I think I'll be jumping onto this next week no matter how far I get with The Luminaries.
The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson has been stolen by my wife, who is enjoying it. I'm looking forward to it.

Hopefully, I'll be able to review all three of these in my Off The Reading Pile blog posts in July.
New Release
Cake Knives Don't Kill is the 7th novella in the Live-Fiction series. Each one is about 10,000 words, and will take about an hour to read.

When long serving bank employee Ross is made redundant, his colleagues assemble for the obligatory farewell function.

The usual drinks, nibblies and boring speeches are interrupted - by a murder.

Who did it, and will they get away with it?

Available now in ebook at amazon.
Making Music
In late May, I spent a day with a friend helping my son doing his first music recording. It took me back to the 80s when I was playing in bands regularly and doing recordings - only we didn't have MacBook Airs connected up to the desk recording each track digitally as it was laid down. What a difference!
There were two tracks recorded and mixed into acoustic and accompanied versions of "Flow", and a full and instrumental version of "Anthem."  The video camera was running as well, mainly so we could edit a video of the bass and drums of Flow so Jonty can perform "live" playing the acoustic guitar in front of him playing the other instruments. The whole thing really tested my video editing - and that was fun!

Here are some of the videos:


Check out more of Jonty's music and words at
What you can do
Keep the feedback coming!  It would be great if you could pass this email on to at least one reader friend of yours this week.

If you're interested in more detail about my writing process, I'm posting weekly Work In Progress posts on my blog - the archive of these is here.

And don't forget to write a review on amazon if you can. Meanwhile, let me know if there's anything you'd like to hear more about as a reader in the 21st century!

Happy Reading

Next issue: Next issue will be in three weeks, on 16 July.
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