SHANE PINNEGAR WRITER
NEWSLETTER ISSUE 2 – JULY 2019
Greetings and felicitations, folks,
As many of you know, it’s been an extremely busy July for me – and in case you were unsure, yep, I know it’s August and this newsletter is ‘fashionably late.’
Not only July bring yet another birthday (they seem to be coming around faster every year!), I had an extended visit from one of my best friends which proved very diverting, went back to chef work (as a “culinary prostitute” as I often call it), but the biggest news was……..
My debut novel, Jada: Mountain Warrior, was finally published, and the paperback copies have been shipped to everyone who purchased through my crowd funding presale, and a bunch of orders since. Ebooks are mostly out, and the Kindle version is available for sale on Amazon (link below in case you want to share it with anybody 😊 ) I do have a bonus Jada story almost finished and that will shortly be with everyone who purchased the appropriate perk level in the crowdfunding campaign.
I can’t thank everyone enough for purchasing a copy, or throwing down a little (or a lot) of cash to help me realise this dream. It is sincerely appreciated.
A few people have started sending me pictures of themselves with Jada from around the world – and that is amazing! It’s so exciting to see a copy of my book in Canada, France, England, The US and right here in good old Aussieland. If you would like to feature in my Jada gallery, just send a photo of yourself (or your kids, or dog, or whoever!) with your copy of Jada: Mountain Warrior and I will share it around. Lady Boomboom and I love these fantastic photos, it really is so encouraging to see this sort of response, thankyou all so very much.
I’ve started to get a few people PM that they enjoyed the book – thankyou so much! But don’t just tell me – tell your FaceyFriends, and your family, and your work colleagues. In fact – even better than that, if you can spare a minute or two, hit one of the links below and leave an online review as a comment on my website, or on Amazon, or on Goodreads.
Every good review helps someone new find the book and every new sale helps afford me the freedom to find a little extra time to edit my second novel, hopefully to be published in November. Exciting news on that front is that I officially started editing that novel today and got a solid 10% done, and although I am biased, I think it’s reading splendidly and it’s going to be loads of fun and an exciting and humourous read for all.
Oh that reminds me – there’s an excerpt from the first chapter of that book in the back of Jada – has anyone had the chance to read that yet? Let me know what you think!
And I have even had a few people ask for the sequel to Jada. Phew – well, let me get this next one done first, then I will see if Jada wants to tell me some more of her story. Maybe!
My websites – www.shanepinnegarwriter.com and www.100percentrock.com were out of action for a couple of weeks due to, firstly, a malicious malware attack, and then some very shady and/or incompetent dealings from a succession of hosting providers. Pretty sure they know how rubbish they are when they offer up full refunds for their services after a week of doing next to nothing. I’m confident we have found a comfortable new home at GreenGeeks which will provide what we need, but sincere apologies to anyone who experienced inconvenience during our infuriatingly extended downtime.
Amazon Kindle version of Jada https://www.amazon.com/Jada-Mountain-Warrior-Shane-Pinnegar-ebook/dp/B07T5KBT7L/
Website, including link to purchase paperback www.shanepinnegarwriter.com
Goodreads Jada page for reviews https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47508780-jada
Although the websites were down for half of the month, I managed to post a few interesting things. At the start of July I started writing about my 2009 Rock Pilgrimage trip to the U.S., and although it won’t be in line with the actual anniversary any more, I will continue that thread soon.
I drew on ten years of interviewing rock stars and more, and sat myself down to do an ‘interview selfie’! You can read it here — https://www.shanepinnegarwriter.com/2019/08/shane-interview-selfies-shane/
Have an excellent day, week and – well – however long until I send you another missive!
Party on, dudes,