Back to Normality

Wow, I feel like so much has happened in the past few weeks I don’t even know where to start!

I got back from an amazing holiday in New York on Tuesday rather dog-eared and tired but happy nonetheless. I’ve been to America before to the South so New York was an entirely different experience. I loved it, most of it! I found that the city moved with a pace beyond belief and it was so hard to keep up with everything and everyone there. We did all the tourist things you would expect like visiting the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock and Central Park. We ate lots of amazing food, went to see Wicked (which is amazing by the way!) and celebrated my aunt’s birthday with champagne and cupcakes. It certainly was a treat and one that I would repeat, though maybe not for a while! I love travelling. I always find that it makes me think about what I have at home and what I might take for granted, and so it encourages me to be happier in life. Does anyone else get that?

A shot of Central Park taken from the Top of the Rock in New York!

A shot of Central Park taken from the Top of the Rock in New York!

There will be some more pictures to follow this blog post but I’m still trying to catch up with everything!

A few days after I got back I received my copy of Undead Legacy through the post! That’s right, the zombie anthology in which my short story Dealing in Death is featured, came to my door. I have my very own copy and let me tell you, it not only looks cool but it feels cool! I cannot wait to read through all the fantastic stories in this anthology!

Want to check it out? Simply look here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Undead-Legacy-Stuart-Keane-ebook/dp/B00V9073F0/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1428614483&sr=8-1&keywords=undead+legacy

I’m back at work now and you know something, I think it has to be the first time I’ve gone back to work after a holiday and not been dreading it. I am so lucky to have such an amazing job. Do any of you feel like that? What would be your perfect job?

The other very exciting thing is that I’ve hit the huge milestone of 1000 likes on Facebook! It’s a huge achievement for me to know that that many people are following and interesting in my work. So much of an achievement in fact that I’m running a little giveaway… check it out on my facebook page: http://facebook.com/alice.j.black.doors

Until next time, folks!

Am I a technophobe?!

At one point I never thought this question would be on my mind. Yes, I’m not brilliant with computers but I know my way around them pretty well and when it comes to the internet, well I pretty much grew up on it so when I’ve been working on things using my blog and especially this Giveaway and I can’t seem to get the links to work etc, I get a little frustrated.

That being said, I think all is well now! So check it out at:

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(I REALLY hope that works lol).

Oh wow. It’s less than a week now until my release date. I’ve got a bunch of books coming ready for certain things (who knows, there might be another giveaway on the cards at a later date) and to do a couple of signed copies. I also plan to approach my local book stores to see if they’d be interested in stocking it. I’m feeling pretty nervous for that. After all, it would be an all out face-to-face rejection if they said no. Still, it would be my first rejection and that’s something, right?

There seem to be a lot of opportunities coming my way at the minute which I’m very thankful for (particularly to my good friend TS who has pointed me in the right direction) but I’m really excited to be getting involved in it!

Giveaway!

Hey guys

in order to commemorate the release of my novel, The Doors, on 20th November I’ve decided to give two lucky winners the chance to win a copy! There’s an e-book and a print book up for grabs and all you have to do is take a look at these few simple things…

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