Eight weeks into lockdown here in the UK, and conversations with my wife have turned to nostalgia. You know, when things were simpler and the world wasn't crippled by a pandemic. In truth we've always talked bollocks, but the other day I mentioned watching kid's TV back in the 80s and 90s. Particularly when the presenter asked for viewers to write in, and said something like, "Answers on a postcard and send to..."
Now it's all about social media and apps, and emails like this one.
So, how are you doing in this crazy world? All good, I hope. Would you like to share any conversations or revelations in particular? Have you anything weird happen to you in these equally-weird times?
Speaking of the weird.
As a result of all this weirdness, it seems absolutely no conventions will happen this year. With that in mind, if you're after any of my paperbacks or flash drives loaded with eBooks, then shout. There's no "shop" link, so just reply to this email (or use email@example.com and grab me personally).
One final thing, please know that all my eBooks are STILL up for 99c / 99p so head over to www.markcassell.co.uk/books and take your pick!
"The light in the window is a crack in the sky." - No More Tears, Ozzy Osbourne
Yep, it's me.
How you doing? I hope you and your family are safe and well. The world has truly gone crazy, huh? I'm here to keep you company. As well as I know how, at least.
I've knocked every one of my eBooks down to the insane price of 99p / 99c. Apart from the free ones... because they're still free. If you'd like to snuggle up with something that came out of my head, then go take your pick:
While you're here, tell me what you've been up to. How are you coping in these strange times? Let me know if you've read any excellent books, or watched some great movies or TV shows. You holding up okay? I'm here if you want to talk.
What is your biggest fear, or worry, or something that chills you to the core? Especially if it's something no one else "understands."
The weirder, the better.
I will write something personal about it, and maybe I'll name the character after you (your choice). I'll take your FEAR to a higher level, and the story will be published in a future release.
All I ask is that you buy me a coffee.
Indeed, if you have more than one fear ... well, perhaps you think they're worth a number of coffees? I shall leave it up to you to decide their worth.
I've already got the cover art in motion, created by the horror author Kealan Patrick Burke. He's one of the good guys, so if you haven't already done so, go check out his books. He's talented. In creating covers, too! Damn that man and his skills.
I look forward to writing your FLASH FEAR.
My eternal gratitude to ALL you guys,
Please note: This is an ongoing project that will take us throughout the year, with a release date most likely for 2021.
"Here's to you, my friend." - Here's To You, Love/Hate
Two Special Things
You can be in with a chance to grab a signed proof copy of my latest book Stitches & Threads. It's stamped Not For Resale because it's a one-of-a-kind thing before the paperback itself goes to print. Unique, no less! All you need to do is go to www.buymeacoffee.com/MarkCassell and ... you guessed it ... buy me a coffee.
Doing so will immediately put your name into a "cyber" hat. When there's enough in there, I'll hit the random button from my end and whip out a name. If luck is on your side, I'll sign the book and send it to you.
By the way, the more coffees you buy me, the more chances you'll have of winning that special paperback!
Now, this is the REALLY EXCITING part (yeah, it gets even better): Whether or not you win the book, you'll get yourself something incredibly personal.
With the new buymeacoffee.com website, you can sit down at a cyber cafe with me and we'll share a coffee. Regardless of your chances to win the proof copy of my latest release, the website is a simple thing where you can show your support.
If you're kind enough to buy me a coffee, then I'll write something personal based on a random photo (regularly updated to mix things up). The little tale I write for you will of course be focused on the two of us sharing that coffee. And I promise to make it in a similar weird vein as you've come to expect from me.