Dates are figuring large in my mind. I don’t mean the Medjool Date I’ve just eaten, delicious though it was. Dates

And I’m not talking about the holiday season, though I know that there are very few shopping days left until Christmas. Luckily I pin my hopes on Santa.

No. The dates I’m talking about are these. I’ve now been living in France for three years. I only speak toddler French (I’m indebted to Lin Wolff of the English Books Centre in Valbonne for the term.) It means I can get by, just, in a limited range of situations. I can, however, talk quite a lot, and with some aplomb, about historical events. Funny that, it must be about motivation.
The other date I’m thinking of is the 27th January 2015. This is the date that Lake Union Publishing will relaunch my novel ‘A Love Most Dangerous’ in a revised edition, as an ebook, a paperback and in audio. I was first approached by the publishers on 4th July and it’s been a really interesting few months since then.

I thought that I’d like to share some of my experiences of changing from a purely Indie writer to a hybrid. (I’m not sure if this sounds Sci-Fi or Kennel Club.) So starting this week I’m going to produce some posts about what has happened, and what it’s been like and what I’ve learned.

And if you’re in Valbonne, by the way, why not visit the English Book Centre.


About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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