Welcome to the web page and blog of Gregor James, children and adult fictional author.

Greetings imaginary listeners, how are you this sunny April 1st. Now tempting as it may be, I shall not be littering my post with April-Foolisms (I have a publisher! Someone bought my book! Etc). I shall instead drop a small update on my continuing battle with the online world.

First the good news - the scout site is officially un-hacked, even though I had to practically dismantle the thing to do so. But it least it doesn't scare off all the potential scout mummies and daddies with dire warnings about malware.

This allowed me to focus on the publishing side - so I published my fist book! Again! Baddest of the Bad (Part I). It has gone horrible wonky obviously. I accidentally signed up to KDP select - which means I can't put it on other sites until June. If I can't put it on other sites until June, then I can't list it for free (Amazon insist on you charging £2). If I can't list it for free on other sites then it won't get reduced to free on the Amazon site (they have some magic comparison thingy which will drop their price if it is cheaper on i-Books. So my plan of turning you imaginary readers into a couple of real ones is sadly delayed. I am going to investigate if the Amazon lawyers will come get me if I give my book away in that time. If you are interested in seeing how that goes then email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ah yes - they reminds me. I also rebranded myself (very painful) over the last week, after finding there's already a Greg Jameson who writes stuff. Admittedly about as high profile as me, but I saw no reason to invite a teeny-weeny turf war. Good luck to Greg and his set of Victorian secret agent books - intriguingly priced at £2.31. I might keep an eye on him as the odyssey continues.

Anyway that's it for now. Keep an eye out for publishing of part 2, and possibly a link to a weird sub-site about Stygius - main character of BOTB - ttfn

Hello all,

Sorry - experiencing a slight delay for 2 reasons. Firstly - I run/ran another website for my son's erstwhile scout group. It's been hacked. Why? Who? Who hacks a site for a provincial cub scout pack? Here I am making jokes about Sergei the hacker being one of my two readers. It's probably true. He (or his crawler bot) is probably waiting for a genuine reader to show up and then WHAM - genuine reader is redirected to his fake Viagra site and no-one ever visits the site again.

The other reason there's no book yet is that part one of the Stygius book is being proofed. To Death. My wife and two of my children are reading/re-reading it in some sort of competitive proofing deathmatch. I will definitely have to (try and) open up some sort of feedback system involving a prize of some sort for the first person to find a typo (not the deliberate ones like AAAAAaaargh  or I-i-i-it's though. Author's decision is final).

More news as it rolls in. But just in case - If anything from this site wants you to buy unusual medication, or interest you in a failsafe diet/exercise regime, or show you that a celebrity has got really fat - then it wasn't from me. Promise

 

So it's been two weeks, hasn't it? Over two weeks, in fact since my promise of publication. And you - dear googlebot and Pavel the hacker - have waited patiently all this time. And for what?? 

Truth is - the re-reading of my Stygius book has proved more of an ordeal than expected. I had to re-order things a bit you see, and all my protagonists were being introduced after they have already run amok in the previous chapter. They've been killed, or incarcerated, or permanently died green, and there they are alive and free and fleshy pink shortly afterwards with no sensible explanation. But no more folks. It is sorted. Well nearly - I've got to the end of the spine-tingling denoument having re-ordered everything, so I just need to read the coda. Then get my delectable assistant and proof-reader to do the same - and we're golden. Two more weeks max - promise.

Good job no-one is actually reading this or they might be getting fed up by now. :S

..or Olivia Coleman if he's busy. None of your Ben Whishaw business. I mean he's good - I give you that - just a bit Matt-Smith-y.