Archive for the ‘Coming Soon’ Category

Wild Wolf Publishing have confirmed the exact release date for my new novel I am going outside and may be some time. It’ll hit the stores on 27 July 2018. It’s a date which has been momentous throughout history. According to Wikipedia in 1054, Siward, Earl of Northumbria invaded Scotland and defeated Macbeth, King of Scotland, somewhere near the Firth of Forth. In 1890, Vincent van Gogh shot himself. He would die two days later. In 1930, Shirley Williams, the British politician and academic was born. Around 55 years later she would stay at our house. In 1960, the American singer-songwriter Conway Savage was born. He never stayed at our house. In 1974, The House of Representatives voted to impeach Richard Nixon after the Watergate scandal. On 27 July last year, the American playwright Sam Shepard died, but this year, there’ll be a literary event of a different magnitude/ gravity.

So remember to look the book up on Amazon on this famous day in history. Cheers!


social mediaFind out more about my new novel (due out at the end of the month) using your usual social media channels. There’ll be freebies, competitions, and sneak previews all the way up to publication day. Here’s how you can get involved:

Search Twitter for #outsidenovel

or follow @ajkirbyauthor



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Hello again. Just wanted to drop by to alert you to an opportunity. Before the release of my new novel I am just going outside… in late July, I’m looking for five volunteers to provide an early review of the book (on your own blogs/ websites/ social media pages, as well as on Amazon, once the book is up on the site).

It’ll be on a first-come, first-served basis, and I’ll be sending you an electronic version (either .mobi, which works on Kindle, or .pdf – let me know which you prefer in an email to the following address:

andrewkirby 92 (at) (please remove spaces and replace at with @).


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Hi all. Thought you might want to take a peek at an interview I’ve just done with Spry Lit. It mostly covers a short story I had published with them (‘The Siege’) but also strays into some interesting talk about the makings of short stories and the particular ingredients I used for this one. It also looks forward to the publication of my new novel I am just going outside… which is slated for elease by Wild Wolf Publishing at the end of July. For those of you who aren’t writers, it may make for enlightening reading.

You can read the piece here. Scroll down for my bit… It looks like this:

Spry Interview


Drumroll please… I’m delighted to be able to give y’all a sneak preview of the cover of my new novel, I am just going Outside… which will be released VERY SOON (watch this space) by Wild Wolf Publishing. The cover has been designed by a fellow author from the Wild Wolf stable (or should that be den?) – Poppet (author of Seithe) and I’m absolutely delighted by the job she’s done…


Hi folks. Long time no speak. Just thought I’d drop by to let you know that my 147th published short story is going to be ‘Human Safari’, which has been accepted by Bandit Fiction. Watch this space for details of when you’ll be able to read it, and how.

Check out this link for more information on Bandit Fiction.