Monday 7 January 2013

It's my birthday - here, have a present!

This is a scheduled post - the first I've attempted, so hopefully it'll work. It's the 7th January, right?

A belated Happy New Year to you all. I hope 2013's treating you well.

There are a couple of bits of news - firstly that my story, "The Bus Driver Who Stopped and then Didn't", is available to read on Morgen Bailey's blog. If you've not visited Morgen's blog before, it's well worth a look as she's put together hundreds of articles, stories, flash fiction, and interviews covering all types of writing.

The second item is some good news regarding a short story, which you'll see if you follow the above link to my story. As per Morgen's introduction, I'm on the short list for the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition and am heading over to the prize-giving evening next week. Wish me luck!

Anyway, the main point of this post is that today's my birthday, and by way of celebration I am making the ebook version of Somewhere to Start From free on Smashwords for the next two days. Just go to my book's page (follow this link), click download, and use the code:


If you don't already use Smashwords, I think you might have to register (for free) in order to download the files. Then you can choose your format - they offer .mobi files for Kindle, .epub files for iPads, Nooks, Kobos, and most other ereaders, plus PDF if you prefer.

I hope lots of you will download the book, and that you'll enjoy reading the stories. If you've already read it, please let feel free to pass on the links and voucher code to your friends and family who might fancy a story or two.


Chloe said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on the shortlisting! A good quality competition to get shortlisted in. You seem to have got to a stage where your short stories are consistently among the best entered into any competition. That's pretty cool.

liz young said...

Happy birthday to you! Well done on being short-listed - the H E Bates Prize isn't a tin-pot affair, so enjoy the dinner and I hope you win. Happy 2013 too.

Patsy said...

Happy birthday!

Congrats on the short listing and thanks for the pressie.

Unknown said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Dan and good luck with the competition. I hope you win it. Yes, your scheduling worked. Have a lovely day.

Dan Purdue said...

Chloe - Thank you! I'm not sure if I'm getting better at writing or just getting better at choosing competitions...

Lizy - Thanks! Is there a dinner? I've no idea what lies ahead! Whatever's involved, I'm sure it'll be a great evening.

Patsy - Thank you; I hope you enjoy the stories!

Fiona - Thank you! I had a great day, and I was pleased to see the blog post popped up as planned. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for Friday...