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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2014!
Wow! I can't believe a couple of months have passed since I last posted a blog entry. Where did the time go? The reason is that I've been so focussed on writing my next Jefferson Tayte mystery, and the research for this one has been pretty intense so far. As you can see from the word count to the left of this page, I've made a healthy start, and I hope to pick up the pace further in the New Year.
Looking back on 2014, I can truly say that it's been a very exciting year for me. My existing three books were re-released with Thomas & Mercer in March, I had a film crew pointing cameras and fluffy microphones at me soon afterwards, and then in October my fourth book, The Lost Empress, was released. I've also just heard that the German language edition of In the Blood has moved into production and is being copyedited right now for release early next year. It's going to be called In der Blutlinie.
Here's the cover, which is much the same as for the English language version, but with a different text layout.
In other news, the film I made for Amazon KDP earlier in the year about my journey as an author was featured in the latest edition of the KDP newsletter. I had always thought how good it would be to get a mention someday, and now it's happened! As a result, the number of views on YouTube quickly soared past the 2000 mark. If you've already seen it, thanks for watching. If you haven't, here's the link again: Behind the Cover: featuring Steve Robinson
I can't imagine that 2015 is going to be quite as exciting for me as this year has been, but one of the wonderful things about publishing is that you just don't know what's around the corner. The next highlight for me, so far as I can see, is to finish my next book, which I hope to be able to tell you more about as 2015 progresses. If you want to see how I'm doing, you can always pop back and have a look at my current word count, which I'll be updating on a regular basis.
I hope you enjoy watching my animated Christmas card. It's a bit of fun, and please feel free to share it. As always, I'd like to thank for your support, and I wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful 2015.