Monday, 26 July 2010

Another Summer

We're just coming up to the "sillyseason' in my little town by the sea. The population more than quadruples during the next few weeks. The sound of the dreaded "extranjeros'  (foreigners) reverberates through the day and night. Little girls sceaming as little boys chase them around the swimmimg day (Up to about 11 pm)  then the night is taken over by the noisy "night imbiber".  Cans of frothy liquid are consumed along with the sound of the radio, disc player or 'singing' and splashes as someone is thrown into a swimming pool yet again.  Cars from around the world invade the streets and roads. From Holland, Belgium,France, Sweden.Norway, Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Poland, you name the country, we get them. All driving on the right side of the road, except,of course for the English.  Since the Spaniards doscovered round -a- bouts they started appearing everywhere. The only trouble is tht English drivers tend to drive the wrong way round them which causes a little confusion.  Ah well, such is the quality of life. At this tine the usual tranquil driver becomes deranged and insults (in all languages) are hurled from the driving seats of cars.
The question of which side of the road we should drive on has always been a difficult question. I heard that the Irish have been considering  a system wherby they do a gradual changeover. The first month all lorries will drive on the opposite side of the road, if it successful the following month all cars will do the same. until gradually all vehicles are driving on the same side.
 The only good thing about this time of the year is the beach, where thousands of young people congregate to pay homage to to the great "sun" lord in the sky.
Clothes are tossed carelessly aside and bosums bared.. Heart attacks are common along the sea front at this time of year when the pensionista walk the promenade.  Hey! Ho1 here we go for another couple of crazy months.
 ps   Hope you enjoy your holidays
pps My neighbour says , and I quote, 'If it's the tourist season why can't we shoot them?'

Friday, 23 July 2010

23rd July 2010

Hi and welcome to the site of Colt the author. Feel free to navigate and take a look at my book 'A Time for Living'. I will soon be posting an extract from the book to give you an idea of the content. The same goes with my second book in the series 'A Time for Crying'. I will be posting some photographs of myself and family very soon in the picture section, so that you will know what I really look like and how cute the rest of the family is (I'm talking about our dogs of course, and my lovely wife). I also want to introduce you to some other authors and their fantastic books. I hope to be able to show an extract from their book too, as a 'taster'. Pop in from time to time and see what's going on in my world. There will always be a welcome here for you.

Todays news.  Very hot and humid, temperature up in the 30's. The only way to keep cool is to sit in the pool up to my neck with my hat on my head.  (of course ) In spite of this I will write a little today. I have a lot of books in my head and they need to be put on paper.

Remember --"It's never too late to be what you might have been"

Saturday, 17 July 2010


Hi!! Welcome to the site of Colt the author. 

If you have ever spent a holiday on the canals of England then you will enjoy the new book by Colt 'A Time for Living'.   For those of you who have never considered a journey by canal, then you are in for a treat.  'A Time for Living' is a romantic thriller that takes you on a journey, by canal, from London to Bitrmingham and beyond. It introduces you to authentic restaurants, public houses etc that are part of the canal life,  The Malt Shovel at Cowley, The Navigation and Boat Inns at Stoke Bruerne,The Royal Oak at Blisworth, The Cape of Good Hope at Warwick and many more on the journey.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Author featured in Spanish Press

This week I had a full page feature in the Costa Blanca News!

My new blog

Example news article:

Struggling Authors have just posted an exclusive interview with author, Teresa Geering upon the release of her debut novel, The Eye of Erasmus.

Here's a taster and a link to the complete piece:

Sammi) Tell us a little about the last couple of weeks and what was actually involved in pulling the whole project together.

TG) For the last couple of weeks I have been the renowned headless chicken! Many phone calls of congratulations to take, (Mops brow) I have done video shoots for Youtube, emailed all the local book shops asking for book signings. Local press and radio are yet to be informed as I need a copy of the book to show them, for achievement of best publicity. In the last couple of days I have been out and about amongst local farmers I know, asking for space on their farmers’ market stalls, or even among the hayricks of their farms. (I will go anywhere to sign and sell books!) I had no idea just how much work is involved… Gone are the days of finding a publisher and then sitting back on laurel leaves eating grapes. Unless your J.K.R. of course.

The complete interview can be viewed here >