Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Reading from "Predators and Prey" at the Toronto International Festival of Authors: Crime and Mystery Festival

On Sunday, I was in the Crime Writers of Canada tent at the TIFA, Motive: Crime and Mystery Festival. I had a table for the day plus did a reading form my upcoming novel. Predators and Prey. (Bookland Press publisher). 

It was a fun and interesting day having the chance to talk with other authors and of course, readers. 

The video, which is 4 minutes and 47 seconds long, is too large to download to this website. Please go to You Tube to watch. You can also go to https://studio.youtube.com/video/CbN4q7PiF_Y/edit to view.

Unveiling the Cover of My New Novel, "Predators and Prey"

Here is the cover of my new novel, Predators and Prey, scheduled for release by Bookland Press on August 15, 2022.

Trophy killing for sport? Trent Corbett finally had enough of seeing Facebook posts showing African big game hunters, their long range rifles in hand, kneeling proudly by their kill. The outraged comments below the photos were not enough. It was time for him to do something about it. His solution? Hunt the hunters. Kill them in their own neighborhoods, just like the hunters kill lions, elephants, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros in theirs. Soon local police discover they have a serial killer on their hands. Led by Police Chief Avery Johnson, small town police forces unite in an effort to stop the man who calls himself the Predator’s Predator before his death count rises further.

Predators and Prey can be preordered from Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca or of course, your favourite independent book store. 

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Saving Tiberius to Come Out as an Audiobook

I've been signed by Bookland Press to record Saving Tiberius as an audiobook. Already available in print and as an e-book, the audio version will be available for purchase, later this year.

Friday, 19 February 2021

Saving Tiberius to Be Judged in the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence

Today I was delighted to see my novel, Saving Tiberius, has been selected to be judged in the Best Crime New Novel, category in the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence. The short list will be announced on April 22, 2021. 

My fingers are crossed!

Thursday, 4 February 2021

My Author Event at the Ontario Library Association's Super Conference

This afternoon, I was interviewed at an Author's event at a conference hosted by the Ontario Library Association about my novel, Saving Tiberius. In attendance were representatives from libraries and archives from across Canada. The event was virtual as everything is these days.

It went well.

Here is a photo of my "studio", a word which I'm using quite loosely. 

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Author Events at the Ontario Library Association's Super Conference

In February, the Ontario Library Association is putting on the province's largest book fair, Super Conference 2021. As with every event these days, the event will be a virtual one. My publisher, Bookland Press, will be in attendance with a virtual booth where I'll be putting on two author events.

The first will be from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on February 4, 2021, where I'll be talking about my novel, Saving Tiberius.

Morgan Watson has a problem. When word leaked that his cat, Tiberius, miraculously cured itself of diabetes and may hold the key to a cure, he is attacked in his home and almost killed in a bloody fight. Paula Rogers, a strong-willed dedicated police officer, has put herself in the line of fire protecting them, and for the first time is stretching the rules and hiding facts from her superiors. The two fiercely independent people find their romantic feelings for each other grow as they search to find who is behind the brutal attempts to get Tiberius before they find themselves intertwined with the growing list of dead bodies.

The next day, February 5, again, from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm, I'll be discussing my non-fiction, Defending the Inland Shores

Newfoundland played a significant role in the defence of Upper Canada during the War of 1812. "Defending the Inland Shores: Newfoundland in the War of 1812" tells this incredible story. The book describes many key battles, including the siege and capture of Fort Detroit, taking of an American naval schooner on Lake Ontario, a surprise attack against Ogdensburg, New York, and desperate defence of a British ship on the Niagara River during an American night assault.

I hope you will join me.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Recent Reviews of "Saving Tiberius" and "Defending the Inland Shores"

In the past month there have been two new reviews of Saving Tiberius on Amazon. The review in November said: This book will appeal to readers of crime fiction and cat lovers (like me!). It is written in third person perspective with the focus on wherever the action. I liked the writing style and it moved along at a fast pace. It's got a bit of everything ... suspense, romance, action and a cat! What more could you want?! As a head's up, there is violence and adult activity.

Here's the newest one from a couple of days ago: Saving Tiberius is a suspenseful, action-packed crime thriller, with a terrific romantic arc. The two main characters, Morgan and Paula, are a dynamic duo, and Tiberius is the feline star of the show! If you like cop dramas and cats, you'll love Saving Tiberius!

Wow! Thanks.

This week I also found a new review in the online magazine, Canadian Military History. It's a thorough, two page review. The full review is in the above link. Here are some highlights: What stands out most in Jones’s book is the author’s passion for his subject. His enthusiasm is evident on every page, as is his esteem for the regiment and the officers and men who served in it. 

His book is a true labour of love, one that seeks to honor the men who served loyally and fought bravely in the war. 

They saw combat in many of the key battles across the region … Jones concludes his coverage of each of these clashes by listing the names of each member of the regiment recorded as falling in combat, which stands as the ultimate testament of the service they performed.

It's great reading such positive reviews. 

Note: Saving Tiberius currently is listed incorrectly on Amazon. It shows incorrect pricing and it ships from the UK. They are, in fact in a Canadian warehouse. My publisher and I are working on having this corrected.

Saving Tiberius is available in print and as an e-book from Chapters/Indigo and as an e-book on the Apple App.

Defending the Inland Shores is available in print from Chapters/Indigo.