Meet Neal James, this weeks author guest:
I started writing for fun in 2007, and quickly found a couple of websites to expand my exposure to the wider world.
Please feel free to visit my website at www.nealjames.webs.com
Meeting up with Pneuma Springs was the turning point, and in October of 2008 that bore fruit with the release of "A Ticket to Tewkesbury".
This was followed in June of 2009 with a second book "Short Stories Volume One", and my third book, and second novel "Two Little Dicky Birds" came out in 2010. Since then, "Threads of Deceit" followed on in August 2011.
"Full Marks" which will, for the first time with my writing, contain a set of illustrations by a local artist, is scheduled for early 2013.
Short Book Description
‘Full Marks’ tracks the fortunes of one of the Metropolitan Police’s finest officers as he tries to clear his name. A raft of accusations, laid before the IPPC, threatens to undermine everything that he has achieved in over thirty years in the force. Powerful forces, ranged on either side of the investigation, are set to determine the course of DCI Dennis Marks’ professional and personal life.
I have other work currently 'in production', and the coming years should see more additions to the 'library'.
At the time of writing, these include:
"Day of the Phoenix" - scheduled for 2014
"The Rings of Darelius" - 2015
"Short Stories Volume Two" - 2016
"Three Little Maids" - 2017
"Dreamer" - 2018
"The Southgate Sisterhood" - 2019
"Bodies of Evidence" - 2020
I write in a variety of genres including Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, and Humour.
Back Cover Blurb
Dennis Marks thought he had seen it all. That was before Solomon Goldblum crossed his path – after that, things were never the same again. The trauma which the old Jew had inflicted upon him had brought about a near psychological collapse. That the DCI had been able to conceal the fragility of his mental state from the shrink whom the Met had forced him to see had been down to his sheer determination.
Now, all of that effort was about to be challenged by one of the most daunting figures at New Scotland Yard – Superintendent Eric Staines. The Independent Police Complaints Commission were about to take Marks’ life apart, professionally and personally, and Staines, as one of its fiercest inquisitors, was not a man inclined to show mercy.
A month was all that the DCI had to prove his innocence of a range of charges dating back to his days as a detective sergeant. A career spent putting away the dregs of London’s criminal world was to hang in the balance, and he was, he believed, for the first time... alone.