As a host of Indigenous to East & Southern Africa, I hope you don’t mind me posting on a personal project that I’ve been working on now for three years – when I’m not taking photographs, I have aspirations as an author!
My first novel, Rare Traits, has now been published as an eBook on Amazon and I wanted you to know that there is an opportunity later this week to download a copy free for a limited period – that is, during the 48-hour period from 12.00 am Thursday 18th October until 11.59pm Friday 19 October.
Those timings are for the West Coast of the US, so if you live, for example, in the UK, you would have to add 8 hours to them – i.e. in the UK it will be free from 8am on 18th until 7.59 am on Saturday 20th. (Pacific Standard Time, PST, is currently GMT -7 and UK is GMT+1). I hope that make sense!.
So, what is Rare Traits all about?
Well, it’s a thriller set in both the present day and in the past, it includes some forensic parts involving both DNA and art forgery, and there’s a element of sci-fi in that I’ve stretched the limits of modern technology!
(My background is that I was a forensic scientist before I retired, with 28 years of scientific crime investigation in Hong Kong. Since then I’ve dabbled in art restoration in Italy and it seemed like fun to combine both fields when writing)
In a nutshell, Rare Traits is the story of a 582-year-old Renaissance artist’s struggle for survival through the centuries and in the present day, where modern technology is starting to unravel his secrets.
However, the artist is otherwise perfectly normal and mortal – no superpowers or supernatural talents!
If you would like to know more about it and about the sequels I’m planning, I have an author website at www.davidgeorgeclarke.com where you can also link to Amazon to obtain the ebook. I also have a page on Facebook (if you go to that, would you please be kind enough to ‘Like’ the page?) and you can find me on Twitter
Even if you miss the free offer period, the normal price shouldn’t break the bank! – US$2.99/£1.91
If you do get round to reading the book, I’d be delighted to have your feedback, and if you feel moved to write a review on Amazon, that would be great (I hope!!). And if you like, spread the word!!
Many thanks for your time, and regardless of all the above, keep those wonderful images coming to our Group!