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Friday, 2 April 2010

On the trail of 'last chance' Morton


This week’s Costa Blanca News has run a full-page article about my western writing.

Here is the page (Expertly joined by my old pal Neil from two scans ).


Inevitably, a few things got lost or altered in translation from interview to page. Needless to say, I don’t write ‘how is y’all’ dialogue, contrary to what is suggested… The article states that I have ten westerns under my belt, when in fact I’ve only got four – though my latest sale is my tenth book printed/accepted. (I’ll just have to get busy and write those other six pronto!) Also, when I studied ten BHWs and analysed them, I thought that I could write one too – I didn’t think I could ‘do better’. Such quirks make for a better article, I guess!

The Costa Blanca News is sold north and south along the Spanish costas. As to whether it will galvanise any readers into buying Black Horse Westerns, well that's another question without an answer...

5 comments:

Chap O'Keefe said...

Nothing like spreading the word -- even the ones that get lost or altered! I hope this puts BHWs on the map in Spain. And online readers wanting your own story (without the glitches) can always click back to your comprehensive article in the December 2009 Black Horse Extra.

Laurie Powers said...

I always appreciate it when these get posted, even with the inaccuracies and the writer's odd ending, because it gives me a chance to get to know fellow writers. I found it interesting that the local store sold BHWs? Is that correct? That's pretty amazing.

Nik said...

Thanks, Keith; glad to hear from you. Laurie, sadly the store sells second-hand books (it's a laundry too!); clearly somebody - or several somebodies - moved out to Spain with a collection which was passed on to the shop. Suited me fine; fresh second-hand BHWs still appear there too... It really is a small world.

Rob Innis said...

Hey Nik, Well done - no such thing as bad publicity.

Evan Lewis said...

Interesting stuff, despite the reporter becoming a bit giddy at the end. Thankfully you're the western writer, not him.