Wednesday, 29 May 2013

"Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails" - Call for Reviews

Never let it be said that that I'm not a man of my word. A week has passed since Twisted Tails first came on the market, and as promised, it's time for me to harangue you for reviews. You may now consider yourselves so harangued! 524230_10201017551306723_255111181_n.jpg

Amazon links:

.ca:Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails

.com:Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails

.uk:Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails

And, of course goodreads:Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails

And while you're at it, you won't forget about Charlie Smithers, will you? There's always room for more!

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Twisted Tails in the top 10 in Two Categories at .ca

"Twisted Tails" Launch Done Up in Style

Although I had no idea what to expect, I would have to say that yesterday's launch for "Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails" was a brilliant success, and was duly celebrated in a grand style.

Cheers from Rod and Tony at Station Central at Newcastle on Tyne, and from all the rest of us 'Lovely Wolfites'.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

"Wild Wolf's Twisted Tail's" Off to a Great Start!

The book's doing pretty good on all three Amazon sites. These are the numbers on, not bad at all.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Links For "Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails"

It was released a day or two early, but who's going to complain? The short story collection (including two of my own), "Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails", is now available on Amazon.

Here are the links:

.ca: Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails

.com: Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails

.uk: Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails

I thought that I'd include the link for Germany, where it seems to be doing rather well: Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails

Plus goodreads: Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails
 Grace period's running on fumes now. Sharpen your pencils for those reviews!

"Angus Breaks Free" Now Out In FreeFall Magazine

Just a quick note to let you know that my author's copies of FreeFall magazine (including my story "Angus Breaks Free" p 61) arrived in the mail today. Due to the contract I won't be allowed to post my story on this blog until mid-August, so if you can't wait that long (and let's face it, who can?) I'll leave you the link so that you can contact FreeFall and get a copy of your very own.

FreeFall Magazine Home Page

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

"The Adventures of Charlie Smithers" - Soon In Paperback!!

I received an email from Sam this morning, informing me that, due to his solid showing this quarter, Charlie Smithers will be coming out in paperback sometime over the summer - possibly July or August! You know what this means, don't you? Those of you without Kindles will no longer have an excuse not the opportunity to purchase a copy, and I, at long last, will finally be able to hold the actual book in my hands (a dream I've had, like, since forever!) So you see it's a win-win situation!

Thank you Wild Wolf.

And from the bottom of my heart, thank all of you (you know who you are) for the support that's made this possible.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Book Launch - Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails

Do you think I'm hyped? This Friday on FB, should be a blast, for the worldwide launch of "Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails" anthology! I have friends from (at last count) seven different countries, from four (count'em FOUR) different continents attending with me! So if you've received my FB invitation and haven't replied yet, I urge you to come along and join in the fun. Festivities will go on all day from 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (GMT)

Oh yeah, baby, I'm hyped all right!

PS: For those of you who have already accepted my invitation, thank you so much for guaranteeing that this is going to be a memorable day.

Ed Wolf invited the group to Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails Launch.

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Release Date for Twisted Tails Announced

 The announced release date for "Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails" is this coming Friday, the 24th of May. Yikes!

You'll want to get this: over twenty stories by some damn fine writers, including two by yours truly (ahem!)

Stay tuned for the links.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Cover For Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails

After a false start for the cover of Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails (that I thought was pretty darn good, by the way) Peter Fussey, quite literally, went back to the drawing board, and came up with this. What can I say, he's done it again. It's even better.

I shouldn't forget to mention that two of my stories are included in this collection: "Freedom's Wings" and "Cooking Without Onions". Keep your eye on this site, I'll be sure to let you know the moment it's released.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Whoops! Not So Official After All!!

STOP THE PRESS!!! There's been a last minute change: the cover art and title for Wild Wolf's collection of shorts is going to be different than advertised. Instead of "Darkness and Despair - A Wild Wolf Anthology", the new title will be, "Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails" (I believe that the pun is intended). Cover art TBA.

PS: I've decided to leave the previous post with the original idea, as I've grown rather fond of it.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Preliminary Artwork For 'Darkness and Despair'

I finished writing late tonight, as I wanted to finish the chapter. It's going not too bad, if I do say so myself!

So anyway, when I finished writing, I clicked onto my email, and this was the first thing I found - a message from Peter Fussey with a preliminary sketch for the cover art of Wild Wolf's collection of short stories, 'Darkness and Despair'.

This is always an exciting moment!

In fact it's been a good day all around. The results from Charlie's second quarter are in, and I didn't think they were all that bad, either. Thank you!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

'Voices' Launch Announced

This is as close to being cast in stone as the literary world ever gets. Lake Winnipeg Writers' Group's journal, 'Voices', is slated for June 15th on McNally Robinson's website. You'll note who (by virtue of having come 1st in adult fiction - ahem!) is listed as the first reader...

Lake Winnipeg Writers Group -- Book Launch

Saturday Jun 15 2013 2:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
Launch of Voices, Volume 13, Number 1.
The creators of the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group have teamed up with the winners of the Write On The Lake Contest, crafting an edition sure to inspire, amuse, delight and provoke. There is something for everyone within these pages, including short stories, essays, visual art, poetry and novel teasers—yet another stellar edition from an eclectic crew!
Readers at this launch include Chuck LovattTeresa-Lee CookeRichard BredsteenAbby RuzicMartha BlockLenora BuffiAnnette BowerElizabeth McGillAnna Kowalchuk, and Jasmine Baptiste-Campbell.

Anthology Title Released

Things are happening on the anthology end of things. Wild Wolf is now aiming for a June 1st release date. They came up with a heck of a title, too. Both my stories will fit right in.

Can't wait to see the artwork!

Well, lovely Wolfites, it looks like we may have finally settled on a name for the forthcoming anthology. Here it is...

Darkness & Despair

A Wild Wolf Anthology

Artwork coming soon...

Monday, 6 May 2013

A Charlie Smithers Review - My Regards to Mr. Stamp

A rather succinct, but also rather nice review on Charlie Smithers by a Mr. Trevor L Stamp on

If you're out there, Trevor, thank you!

5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie Smithers6 May 2013
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excellent book I loved every minute,wonderful story well told,unexpected ending,brilliant!!! Its a pity there was not another follow up to the tale.
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Saturday, 4 May 2013

Charlie Smithers Links for May

It's that time of the month again - no, not that time - the time when I re-post the links for The Adventures of Charlie Smithers to make them more accessible, silly! The number of views this has received since I began re-posting, and updating this page two months ago have been incredible. Thank you all!

Don't forget to share with your friends!

Now on GoodReads:The Adventures of Charlie Smithers

And for Amazon:




And because you just never know, here's .de: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers .es: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers .fr:The Adventures of Charlie Smithers .it: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers .br: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers and .jp: The Adventures of Charlie Smithers

While I'm at it, I'll include my FB author's page. Don't be afraid to visit and leave a 'Like' on the wall. And hey, leave a comment as well! I like hearing from you.

Don't forget, you can follow me on Twitter, too, you lucky devils! @tacscwl on Twitter

I found this on the internet and thought that it might come in handy, as it saves me from leaving you with my usual harangue.


Charlie's Now On Goodreads

I just found out, via a good friend of mine, that The Adventures of Charlie Smithers is now on Goodreads. The Adventures of Charlie Smithers

It's great news, of course, although it does seem an odd way of finding out. I must have missed the memo from my publisher, and wouldn't you know that this all happened on a Friday night, so my hastily sent query won't be answered until Monday.

I spent a good deal of this morning dusting off my profile, and bringing it up to date - I hadn't touched it since I joined in 2010, and haven't visited often since then, as time is a precious commodity these days.

Another thing: there's no cover art for Charlie. Must ask Sam about that, too.

Last but not least, Charlie's page is like a bare room desperately in need of furnishings. You know what that means, don't you? That's right! HE DESPERATELY NEEDS REVIEWS!! (hint! hint!)

Friday, 3 May 2013

Alison Rocks!! - A Charlie Smithers Review

This review was written by Alison C. Emann on I found it really quite touching.

Thank you, Alison.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book!May 3, 2013
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This morning I finished CW Lovatt's book. His story and the two main characters I think will stay with me for the rest of my life. Books come and go and the stories fade with time. The characters blend with others and I get them muddled in my brain. I do not think I will ever forget Charlie, Loiyan and their adventure together.
CW Lovatt, you have written an amazing story. I would swear you lived it out yourself it is so vivid. I would say more about how it affected me but am afraid I'd give away too much. Thank you for a roller coaster read. Up down and all around. It was really quite an experience. (If I didn't make it clear yet, I loved it!)
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