Greetings from my attic in the Blue Mountains!
It’s always nice to begin with some good news, and I am pleased to tell you that I have plenty wonderful news to share with you this month. And best of all, not only are you all part of it, but none of it would not have been possible without your wonderful support. I therefore look at anything we achieve together as a team effort.
You will remember that in July the USA TODAY Bestselling Author ranking has given the Jack Rogan Mysteries series huge exposure, not only in the US, but around the world. This has resulted in numerous magazine and newspaper articles which have substantially expanded my readership.
One delightful article appeared in our local paper, the Blue Mountains Gazette, which I would like to share with you now. Here it is:
But that wasn’t all. The best was yet to come! Two weeks ago I received notification from the US that The Lost Symphony, book 6 in the Jack Rogan Mysteries series, had won a gold medal in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards! This coveted award receives thousands of entries from around the world each year and is judged by a panel of literary experts. To be judged by your peers is always exciting, and elevates the book to an entirely new level. An award like this, gives it great visibility and kudos in a very competitive market. Needless to say, this would not have been possible without you. Thank you all!!
Because an award like this is a team effort and represents a successful collaboration between author and reader, I would like to offer you a little gift in return.
As a small token of my appreciation, Professor K: The Final Quest, Book 4 in the Jack Rogan Mysteries series (also a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal award winner), will be available for free on Amazon for two days, starting now. Please follow the prompts below to download the book. Those of you who have already read the book can tell family and friends, and share this opportunity with them. I encourage you to do so!
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As my books are particularly popular in the medical profession, and many of my readers are doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and first responders, I would like to dedicate this little gift especially to them as a big ‘Thank You!’ for their outstanding commitment and service to our communities during these challenging times.
Audiobooks; an update
As you know, we planned to release the Jack Rogan Mysteries series in audio format this year, and have been working hard to achieve this. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 restrictions, this has not been possible, and we had to temporarily shelve the idea. That said, we are ready to pick up the reins again as soon as circumstances allow, and restrictions ease.
Realistically speaking, this will happen early next year. By then, everything will be ready to go, including an exciting narrator with a beguiling voice I know you will find fascinating and enjoy.
However, well before that happens, we have something exciting to look forward to: the next book which, all going to plan, will be released just in time for Christmas.
THE NEXT BOOK
You will remember that in the last newsletter I gave you a general overview of the storyline, some of the exciting characters, and historical material featured in the book. As we get closer to the release date more aspects of the book will be revealed, but for now, I thought that a brief extract from the book would be warranted to give you a little ‘flavour’ of what’s to come.
Memories are the little gems that link us to our past. They can appear in surprising ways when we least expect it, and have a profound effect on the present.
Many years later, I visited the Prado, and there in one of the glass display cases, I saw the golden mask. It was just as I remembered it. Surprised, I kept staring at it as memories of that little book I read up in my grandfather’s attic all those years ago came flooding back, and my mind began to wander. What if that fabulous treasure hidden by Ruminahui did in fact exist and was still waiting somewhere to be discovered? What if…
Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia
Inca city of Cajamarca, northern Peru:
16 November 1532
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And please don’t forget that the darkest hour is just before dawn!
Just another little reminder about the FREE Starter Library which can be downloaded right now by visiting my website and following the prompts.
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STAY SAFE, STAY CHEERFUL, and please STAY IN TOUCH.
We are all in this together, and together we will get through this!
Author Gabriel Farago