Self Promotion

May 20, 2017

One of the biggest challenges an author has to face is to advertise his or her writing.  It often goes against the grain and in my case this is certainly true.  Writing is a lonely art and means that the writer is more than likely shut away on their own with whatever tools they use (pen, paper, typewriter, PC) and don’t emerge with a final product until it is felt that the time is right to show it to someone.

Leonardo da Vinci has been quoted as saying that Art is never finished, only abandoned.  This is certainly true of my written work as it goes through draft after draft until I feel I can take it no further.  So by the time I have finished with a manuscript and my book is published I can hardly bare to look at it again let alone discuss its creation with others.

But those who especially enjoy reading fiction are likely to be fascinated by the creative process, particularly if they are engaged by a particular writer’s work and want to find out more.  So about a week ago when I was given the chance to discuss my writing in an online interview I jumped at the opportunity, because not only did it give me a chance to demonstrate the motivation behind my writing process but it also provided me with a great opening to promote my books

Keith Jahans

The full interview can be seen at:

http://www.thecrazymind.com/2017/05/peatmore-press-interview-with-funder.html

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Book Review – Mighty Like A Rose by Kitty Campanile

May 16, 2017

This is a love story set in Northern England against the backdrop of the 1984-1985 coalminers’ strike.  The author is at her best when she describes the effects of the food and clothing shortages on a small Yorkshire town and how the women of the community come together to help their men and each other through deprivations they face.  I would have liked to hear more about the motivation behind the action of the heroine’s abusive husband.  However, the care she has for her mineworker lover and his family is touchingly portrayed.  The story is easy to read and I can recommend it to anyone likes well written romantic stories set against a gritty background.

Keith Jahans


Mighty like a Rose was published by
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
And is available in paperback, as an ebook
and as an audible download.


Book Review – The Bordello Kid by Kendall Hansen

May 6, 2017

I am very partial to stories of the Wild West and this title intrigued me so when I was offered the chance to read it I did not hesitate.  I was not disappointed.

The story takes place in and around two brothels of a western town frequented by cowboys.  The plot is straight forward.  A young man comes to town carrying a saddle, falls fowl of a local cowboy leader called Billy Lassiter and vows to protect a saloon girl that Lassiter has been abusing.  The story is very readable and the characters, with the exception of Lassiter and his gang, are sympathetic.

I am not sure that the attitudes of the characters are authentic to the times but they are certainly believable.  I found the book to be an easy and enjoyable read.  I recommend it to anyone who appreciates books of this genre

Keith Jahans


The Bordello Kid is published by Dixon-Price Publishing
and is available from Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook