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Traveling is my greatest addiction, and I crave the experience of being somewhere new and different.
Having more time to travel, and also a way to share what I learn, is part of the reason I wanted to be a full-time writer. So I am off for 2 weeks cycling through the hills of Tamil Nadu and then into Kerala. Since I visited Varanasi (left) and the north a few years back, I have wanted to travel in the south of India, so I am really excited about the trip!
It's also a chance to take some time out from the digital craziness online, so there won't be anything on the blog, I won't be checking/approving comments, or tweeting/facebooking/G+ or checking email. It's an extended digital Sabbath, a sacred time to think, to take in the landscape of India, to spend time with new people, to read. Oh yes, and to eat all that lovely Indian food! The blog is almost 5 years old so I will also be thinking about the direction for my writing and my business going forward.
But in case you miss me, here's some gems you might have missed.
10 Must Read / Listen / Watch Resources
Want more training on book marketing?
The most common email questions I get asked are about book marketing, so you can now read everything I know in “How To Market A Book”, in print or ebook format.
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Want to listen to some stories?
You can download a free mp3 and listen to me reading one of my short stories, Sins of Temptation, if you join my fiction list here.
You can also get Pentecost and Prophecy as audiobooks on Audible here.
Want to read some thrillers?
If you'd like to delve into the darker corners of my mind, you can check out my thrillers on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, iBookstore.
The fast-paced ARKANE thrillers weave together historical artifacts, secret societies, global locations, violence, a kick-ass protagonist and a hint of the supernatural.
One Day In Budapest is a chilling view of a possible future as Eastern Europe embraces right-wing nationalism.
A Thousand Fiendish Angels contains three short stories inspired by Dante’s Inferno, linked by a book of human skin passed down through generations.
I'll be back 24 September. Happy writing in the meantime!
Images: Flickr Creative Commons Kerala houseboat by On The Go,