Monday, November 24, 2008

"A unique and captivating story": ABC review

Another radio moment in the Nemesis Train adventure. My book was reviewed on the Saturday morning breakfast show on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) radio in Brisbane this past weekend.

Of course, it all comes down to contacts and moments. The regular host of Saturday mornings was the MC at a publishers awards dinner at the beginning of October of which I was part. I had previously crossed paths with him and chatted to him for a couple of minutes on the evening. I took a long shot and asked him if he reviewed books on his program and that my new novel was set in Brisbane so could fit. He was interested, I sent him a couple of copies and so it goes.

You can check out their 3.5-star review at their blog.

There's a couple of good lines I will be able to cut-and-paste—with the weight of the ABC brand behind it—"a clever and talented writer" ... "a unique and captivating story."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Nemesis Train on Light FM

I recently joked with someone that the publicity tour for Nemesis Train would take about three hours—and that included travel time. But there are a few things happening more than that and I more than spent my three hours in travelling in to Melbourne radio station Light FM to do an interview about the book.

"Your Morning" host Clayton Bjelan was a gentle interviewer and, with my amateur interest in radio, I was happy to be able to check out the facilities from which Light FM broadcast.

The interview was broadcast today and the podcast is available on their podcast page. Enjoy the listen.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Reviewed by Compulsive Overreader

One of the blogs I regularly visit and occasionally find book recommendations from is "Compulsive Overreader," the review blog of enthusiastic reader and writer Trudy Morgan-Cole. So it's a privilege to have a review of Nemesis Train on this blog. Check it out.