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Slaughter in Barnaby Close – my new book available for free
17 Comments Posted by Michael Cargill on 10/22/2011
Serious post for once today. This morning I self-published my 3rd book and it is available to download for free from here. If you enjoy a good horror story then you will, I hope, enjoy it. If you just like free stuff you will definitely enjoy it. It’s a short story so don’t worry about having to sacrifice hours and hours of your time as I selfishly strive for fame, riches and honour.
As a new author/writer/whatever every single new reader is precious. I have several people to thank for helping me out with their comments and feedback. Those people are:
Lee-Ann Donaldson – The cover artist who put up with me emailing her all the time. Likes to dye her hair and make a mess of her bath. Top artist.
April Trice – Slightly mad but most arty types are. Very witty. American.
noirciplume – Fellow Brit from London. Loves books and other artistic thingies.
Random Female Blog – A couple of friendly and humorous Belgium girls. They like their music they do.
Sparkle Bumps – Recently worked in a book store where she was frequently tortured by numerous customers. Entertaining rants-a-plenty here.
The Albatross – A German Egyptian girl with lovely eyes and an interesting approach to sandwiches.
If anyone else fancies writing a short review of some kind on their own blog then please feel free and I will be forever thankful to you. Lastly, if any other budding authors want some advice on self-publishing please free to either email me or ask on here.
None of the residents of Barnaby Close are particularly unhappy. It’s in a nice area and the families are well off and caring. So why have they started killing each other?
I would also like to thank The Tale of My Heart for being the most prolific ‘liker’ of my posts.
Free horror story, you say? Minimalist cover art? Consider me in.
Huzzah! Hope you enjoy it – there is plenty more to come in the future.
Yes, we’re mentioned! I was wondering about your story today. Will read it right now!
This is another random gfemale talking: I just wanted to say the same thing! Feels good to be mentioned.. I will sleep well tonight 🙂
Glad to hear it! I always like to make sure the random females I meet sleep well…!
Our thoughts are not quite random then :).
Your thoughts are the thoughts of the best type of random.
Seriously, why don’t you publish your stories?
Ha ha, I have done! They are self-published and available for free for the moment. I only started writing like this about two months ago and I needed to see what sort of reaction I got from my work.
I am currently working on a collection of about three or four short stories.
Looking forward to the moment I wander around in a bookshop and see a book of the author ‘Michael Cargill’ ! (I will buy it 🙂 )
To be honest if I ever saw my work in a bookshop I would just stand there staring at the bookshelf, grinning like a child at the entrance to Disney Land.
Michael, where would you like my review posted?
Emily! Welcome to my blog.
Thank you for taking the time to read the book and write a review.
Ultimately the choice of where to post the review is yours but wherever you think it would get maximum exposure really. Your blog, another blog you might have, etc.
Or even post it in numerous places if you wouldn’t mind.
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Hi! Found your post via the LAB showcase. Have downloaded your book – it’d better be good 😛
I hope you enjoy it enormously. Please feel free to sample my other work and pepper me with praise if you like it.