I am delighted to announce that a follow up to Colours of Death: Sergeant Thomas' Casebook will be released later this year. The new collection, Colours of Death 2: Sergeant Thomas: Further Casefiles will be released on December 1st, 2022. Here are the details for the nine stories in the anthology:Red: Poison FireA horrific death... Continue Reading →
An unbelievable true story…
Helen Demidenko caused a stir in literary circles in the mid 1990s. I remember at the time wondering why there was such a fuss? After all, the crime she was accused of was that she had made up her family history (and surname) in order to promote her novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper;... Continue Reading →
Inventing the Detective
Edgar Allan Poe is known for many things. His poem, The Raven, is up there as one of his most famous works, possibly because it was featured in the very first Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons (brilliantly, in my opinion). Amongst several ‘firsts’ he is considered the first full-time profession writer earning a... Continue Reading →
A Reclusive Genius
There is a stereotype of authors as solo operators who toil away in isolation, driven to create by the work itself more than dreams of financial reward. Like most stereotypes that isn’t always the case, but there are examples who embody it. For this stereotype, I can’t think of a better example than Henry Joseph... Continue Reading →
Rachel’s next book.
My daughter, Rachel, and I wrote a newly published book together, Unicorn's Egyptian Rescue. It has been available long enough to generate a few sales. Rather than wait for royalties to be paid in the real world, I gave Rachel some money as her share of what we had sold to date. This was very... Continue Reading →
https://www.newinbooks.com/interview-with-robert-new-author-of-sovereign-assassin/ I'm delighted to be featured on the NewInBooks.com site this week. They are highlighting and promoting my new release book, Sovereign Assassin. The book tells the story of Niobe, who is about to ascend to the throne of Tantalia. Once queen she will have sovereign immunity and be able to carry out her plan... Continue Reading →
Upcoming Promotion and Give-Aways.
In celebration of my son and my upcoming birthdays (we’re two days apart), and to celebrate the April 6th launch of Eddy’s Treasure which we wrote together, I am making my other titles e-books either free or super-cheap ($0.99) over the next couple of weeks. The bonanza commences tomorrow on the 2nd of April when... Continue Reading →
How you can create your own childrens book: A great “at-home” activity for these times.
In chatting to a few people it seems there are quite a few who have children's stories or who would love to write one with their child or children. From the experience writing Eddy’s Treasure (US, AU, UK) with my son, Michael, I can say it is a very worthwhile thing to do and you... Continue Reading →
How I sold a thousand copies of my book.
Earlier this year, I was very excited to achieve a goal I set myself when launching Incite Insight— my first real novel.* The goal was to sell a thousand copies and I did it! I’d been laughed at when I told people this was my goal when launching it. But those people must not... Continue Reading →
Image from an early promotion When I published Incite Insight roughly three and a half years ago, I said I wanted to sell a thousand copies. I was laughed at, more than once, right to my face. I was naïve about what it took to sell books, especially at that quantity, but that number wasn’t... Continue Reading →