After the horse has bolted…


For a fiction writer, sometimes I’m such an unimaginative divot. Mind you, hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Yesterday I posted about my Kindle Scout success. After three years plus of blogging, yesterday’s post generated the most hits and most social media attention of any blog post I’ve written. I’ve written and posted over 200.

Why didn’t I think to tag a bit on the end mentioning the imminent release of the next and possibly last installment in the Romney and Marsh Files? Maybe a couple of links? Talk about missed opportunities. With such a demonstrative lack of awareness regarding the chance for a bit of self-promotion it’s no wonder I’m not a household name for the right reasons.

A White-Knuckle Christmas (Romney and Marsh File #7) is available for pre-order here Amazon UK and here Amazon US . Release date is 26th March. Less than a week away.

This might encourge a few fence sitters: for anyone who looks forward to an R&M File in the hope that the author has finally grown out of including ‘funny’ scenes set in toilets, you’ll be sorry to learn that #7 has not one but two! I’ve spoilt you. Write about what you know, they said.


NB: Today is a special day for Kurds of the region. Official government announcements warn of the danger of incidents of terrorist outrage in the country today. Any one who watches the news will know the sort of thing I’m referring to. One common direct result of that sort of thing in Turkey is that Facebook and other social media outlets can become virtually impossible to access. I’m not even sure I’ll be able to tag this post. If I don’t answer any comments today that’s why.

8 thoughts on “After the horse has bolted…

  1. Hope you will be safe from the trouble and will be able to keep writing
    Your mention that 7 may be the last R and M has me worried though
    Surely Romney isn’t ready to retire yet?

    • Hi Denise,
      Keeping out of harm’s way is my life’s goal. 🙂 Thank you.
      No, Romnsy isn’t retiring, as far as I’m aware, but he might have to manage without me in future. I still haven’t decided.
      Best wishes.

  2. Very sad to hear White-Knuckle Christmas is the last of the Romney and Marsh series..I live on the marsh which is what first drew me to them, I have enjoyed them all…
    At the moment I am reading Three Short Blasts, its given me an insite to the other series..I am quite taken with Booker and Cash ..soooo will be getting into them next..
    Keep on writing Mr Tidy ..loving your books ..

    • Hi Veronica
      Thanks for your comment. I won’t say it’s definitely the last one but if I do go back to them there will certainly be quite a break between #7 & #8. So many other writing projects I want to have a go at and so little time.
      Good to know that the B&C short is encouraging you to have a read of them. I’ll be back on the Marsh soon for a spell. Can’t wait!
      Best wishes.

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