Archive for the ‘Events’ 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!

 

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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

 

 

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) btinternet.com (please remove spaces and replace at with @).

Go!

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Jack Whitehall at the First Direct Arena isn’t the only event in town in Leeds on Friday (10th Feb). Nosireebob. For I’ll be participating in the locally-well-renowned Words on Tap/ Word Club night at the Chemic Tavern, compered by Mark Connors. This Friday is ‘Anything Prose’, and I’ll be reading from my novel The Lost Boys of Prometheus City (which you can buy from here). The event kicks off at 7.30, and details of the location can be found here.

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Jose Mourinho CoverMy Endeavour Press sports publication, Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning, is available for just 99p on Amazon at the moment (ebook only). So go on, get your laughing gear around it here.

Here’s what the reviewers have said: “gives a good insight into Jose Mourinho and how he has become one of the most successful and talked about managers currently in the game.” Amazon Reviewer

“What a wonderful book! The most thoroughly researched, detailed, forensic and comprehensive analysis I have read about Jose Mourinho’s managerial career and how Kirby anticipates he will be welcomed and perform on the stage that awaits him at Old Trafford. Well argued with much use of original sources and fresh and engaging, this is essential reading for all students of management as well as Manchester United fans wondering that their club has let them in for.” Amazon Reviewer

I’m guest-blogging on the Leeds Big Bookend website today regarding the long and winding road to publication of my new novel, The Lost Boys of Prometheus City. If you want to read the blog, please go here. And if you want to get your hands on the paperback, please follow this link.

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hangIt’s Christmas Eve, and behind door twenty-four, we’ve another treat for you. The tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve goes way back. Today, if you’d like, I have a free ghost story for you to read around the fire. But be warned. This isn’t an easy read or listen. Hangingstone is available as a free ebook download from Amazon from today (for the next five days) and if you’d like to download it, please go here. Alternatively, if you’d like to part with a little cash for your treat this Christmas Eve, you might be interested in another of my ghostly tales, the recently released Deafening, which you can read as an ebook or print novella by going here.

ABOUT HANGINGSTONE

‘Hangingstone’ is a supernatural tale of madness, motherhood, and revenge.

Set on the wild Yorkshire moorland near Ilkley, it is the story of one mother’s desperate attempts to reconcile herself with the (ghostly) child who was taken from her many years ago.

Hangingstone Rocks are two monoliths of millstone grit which look out upon the seemingly idyllic town of Ilkley, a place which has stored up a wealth of terrible memories, particularly in its treatment of our less than fortunate mother, who returns to the rocks again and again in order to try and find a way back into the past, to the moment her child was taken away from her.

By the Amazon top-selling dark fiction author of ‘Bully’, ‘Sharkways’, ‘Paint this town Red’, ‘The Black Book’, and ‘The Haunting of Annie Nicol’.