Glob’s anthology has just gone live on Amazon. The price in the US is $3.08, while the price in the UK is £1.95. Here is the Reader’s Intro which you will see on the Amazon site nearest to you:
Long after HAL and February The Fifth, the Gregorian Royal Family gene pool has degenerated so badly that the next Supreme Potentate of Gloth is destined to be be a boy idiot, whose father died racing him to the Palace garden. His father won the race by jumping from the Palace roof screaming, ‘I win! I win!’ just before meeting his death on a brick pathway alongside a beautiful bed of roses.
The death however, finally provides Septimity and his six brothers the chance to enact Ichor. Planned for eons, their dream is to return a pure blood Glothian to the position of Supreme Potentate and rid Gloth of all the embarrassing Erdean monkey genes that had infected their planet for almost ever.
However as is the way with plans, not everything goes as it was envisaged and as Septimity discovers, the very best way to handle major plan problems is to leave them all until tomorrow and get on with enjoying breakfast.
Join Septimity in this third and final Glothic Tale and have a fun filled giggle around the galaxy.
This is the third and final in Derek Haines’ Gloth trilogy. Now available on Amazon.
After many months, at long last I can say that Glob’s anthology is almost ready for publishing. I first saw the picture above months ago. Finally, thanks to my good friend Derek Haines, he tracked down the artist in question – Alexey Kuznetsov. I emailed him to ask his permission to use his picture. This morning I received his answer:
So, with a last run through on my part to tweak some of the thirty tales, plus the fact that it is being beta-read by both Derek and another beta-reader he suggested, Mary Crocco, Glob’s tales are not very far off being published.
Whoever it was that said the simplest pleasures are the best was quite right. Each day I’m visited by dozens of garden birds, or rather my bird feeder and the ground beneath it is. I get an inordinate amount of pleasure looking out of my window to see what species has just turned up.
Mostly its Sparrows and Blackbirds. But, every now and then I get Robins, Blue Tits, Ring-necked Doves, Wood Pigeons, Long-tailed Tits, to name but seven species – the list is endless. For the price of a 5kg bag of seed, to which I add Suet Sprinkles and dry Meal worms, I get endless hours of entertainment for virtually nothing. Plus, their plumage adds much needed colour to an otherwise drab and neglected green garden.
Who needs to spend thousands searching the world seeking pleasure when nature supplies such a spectacle on your own doorstep, certainly not me…