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Jim Chaseley

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Jim Chaseley is a man watching in horror as his 40s approach.

With this great boulder bearing down on him, he decided it was time to finally get that novel "out there", and Kindle publishing has given him the freedom to do just that.

Jim's got a lot more in the pipeline, with further sci-fi tales, fantasy epics and warm, cuddly, but occasionally horrific stories about giants, knights and alternate dimensions all clamouring to be the next project to be wrapped up and sent out into the world.

Jim lives in Surrey, in the United Kingdom. He has a little girl, whose energy and zest for life is inspiration in itself, and a patient wife, who, even if she doesn't understand the silly things he wants to write about, is a source of great support.

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(I've nicked this straight from my own website, but hey, this place gets a lot more views, so it makes sense!)

Z14 has been out for a month now, and I’m pleased with how things are going, but have worn out the F5 key on my laptop.

I’ve spent far too long mindlessly refreshing one of a whole gamut of websites that I’m keeping a beady eye on, looking out for mentions of Z14. I’ve been doing it with... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 08, 2012 14:45 • 138 views
Average rating: 3.75 · 69 ratings · 13 reviews · 1 distinct work

3.75 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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"Z14 is a funny book. I really must recommend it to anybody who likes the Red Dwarf books or Pratchett to give this one a go.

The author has a turn of phrase that makes me giggle and the frantic pace of the novel means you'll not want to put it down..." Read more of this review »
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Jim Chaseley Oh yeah, lots of good info there, cheers. I shall go through her blog with a note book. :)

Lynxie Hey Jim, you might gain some handy tips about 'selling' your book from Lindsay Buroker (she's a fellow author on Goodreads). She has some fantastic blog entries about how she (and other indy authors) have successfully managed to sell their books, I mean Lindsay is currently selling quite a number of books from her two series... (I wish she'd hurry up with book #4!)

Might be worth a look.

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Jim Chaseley Huh, what does this do?

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