A new year, a deep breath, a break from writing and a re-evaluation

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I seem to have been writing, marketing, hustling, pitching, surviving disappointments, getting rave reviews, selling a few books (only when promoted) for what seems forever. Late in 2018 I took a break. It was my wife that inadvertently brought this … Continue reading

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I’ve finally come around to Instagram

I should probably have been doing a lot more with social media platforms to publicise my books than I have been.

I’ve always regarded sites such as Instagram as being for younger people, constantly reposting images of virtually everything. Not my typical readership demographic.

But given the number of book bloggers that appear to be on the site, and the number of commercial businesses starting to take seriously, I decided to have a go. My user name is callinan.david. I’m still figuring out how to use it. Apparently I’m supposed to post something every day but I’m not sure that’s feasible. I don’t spend hours on mobile devices, and I have a book to write.

In fact, why don’t you follow me on Instagram. You probably know better than I do how it works.

One thing I have done is to assemble all my links (including Instagram and the new and interesting publishing platform, Inkshares) into one LINKS WIZARD central link, Just click on the link below and you can follow, like, repost and buy books to your heart’s content.


Keep the faith

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Facebook on test

This post will be short and sweet.

It appears that Facebook is stopping the ability of third party platforms, such as WordPress, from posting posts on Facebook.

So this is a test. I want to see if it automatically posts on Facebook.

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My new YouTube channel

It’s taken me a long time to catch up with YouTube. I’ve been on the platform from time to time, of course, but never engaged with it as promotional tool or as a way of keeping in touch with, and discovering new readers.

It was a bit of a palavar, as I intend to advertise, setting up the channel, then linking to Adwords (now called Google ads) then linking to Google Merchant Services. These are really designed for shop owners or YouTubers that make a living out of videos.

I was amazed at the sheer volume of make-up videos out there. It’s ironic that women and girls get publicised as wanting to stop men approaching them (except in normal, everyday situations), yet spend hours making the most of their looks and increasing their attractiveness score – mostly, I wager, to attract men (there are exceptions).

Anyway, I digress. You can view my new channel and subscribe here:


There are only a few videos up at the moment but there will be more. I’ve produced variants of a ‘Mike Delaney Triple Thriller’ boxset video and ‘The Dark Power Of Three’, my paranormal revenge boxset.

I’m not allowed to show them here (blog rules) but might be on my website:



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Literary agent: now you see her, now you don’t

I met with a literary agent at her request at the recent 2018 London Book Fair to discuss representation of my my new psychological thriller MISCONCEPTION – as yet unpublished and not self-published. The book is a departure from my … Continue reading

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