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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments Very excited! Don't know how it managed it but my novel, The Survival of
Thomas Ford, is number 85 just now in all paid UK bestselling literary
fiction ebooks, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is at 84...Martin Amis at
91...Maeve Binchy just below at 93!
If Goodreads readers did this, thank-you!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Survival-Thom...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestseller...


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments (Sorry, forgot to introduce the book in the excitement!)
Hello All!
I published my new novel, The Survival of Thomas Ford, as a Kindle ebook on Christmas Day 2011.
It means a lot to me to finally have a chance to get this book out to readers, because this novel had been locked in under contract with a London literary agent for over a year...nearer 18 months...felt longer...
My agent was certain he could sell the book, and the film consultant at the agency, who had been responsible for discovering Slumdog Millionaire as an unpublished manuscript and getting it developed into a film, thought my book was the best she had read at that agency in the last 4 years.
My agent found several editors who "loved the book", but the sales depts of the publishing houses did not agree and no sale was made.
So I have taken the book back into my own hands to sell direct to readers (hopefully)!
The novel is contemporary fiction, what you might call a literary thriller.
I would love to know what readers think of it!
All very best, John
www.johnaalogan.com
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Survival-Thom...


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments It's actually still climbing today...up to number 79 now...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestseller...


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments It's at number 66 now, in bestselling UK paid literary fiction on Kindle...

Also gone on to the other top 100 for all paid Amazon literary fiction, including paperbacks etc...at 94 on that one...

Thank-you to somebody (somebodies!)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Survival-Thom...


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Tamara | 9 comments Congrats! Sounds like a great book, I added it to my TBR list!


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments Thank-you Tamara!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...

My novel, The Survival of Thomas Ford, free on 3 and 4 April.
17 five-star reviews on Amazon UK
8 five-star reviews on Amazon US
More info about the book in Author's Corner in this group.

More info here too:
http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments New book blogger review of The Survival of Thomas Ford:

http://bestebookreviews.blogspot.co.u...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

25 five-star reviews now on Amazon UK!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...

14 five-star reviews on Amazon USA!


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments New blog post, hot off press:

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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://kathleenjonesdiary.blogspot.co...

Blog review of The Survival of Thomas Ford

27 five-star reviews now on Amazon UK!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

15 five-star reviews on Amazon US!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://reviews.deanfetzer.com/2012/05...

New review by Dean Fetzer: "the best book I've read all year"


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments I want to say thanks to everyone who has read The Survival of Thomas Ford here in the past 5 months!
1052 paid downloads now of this, my first ebook.
Plus another 18500 free downloads, so nearly 20000 people now have a copy of the book.

Thank-you to Maureen(Mews)for a recent FIVE STAR rating here on Goodreads!

Thank-you to Patti for this review on Goodreads:
:
Patti (Stir Crazy) rated it FIVE STARS
Wonderful characters who have haunted me throughout the reading, even to the point that one invaded my dreams.
I found myself frequently thinking of the story and wondering what would happen next when I wasn't reading it.
A book I spent my days so looking forward to pick up again.
A treasure for thriller fans.


And thank-you to Roz Morris, author of MY MEMORIES OF A FUTURE LIFE, for this review on Amazon:

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If someone died beside you, how do you survive?, 21 May 2012
By roz morris "Roz Morris, author: Nail Your Nov... - See all my reviews
Amazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Survival of Thomas Ford (Kindle Edition)
A story about a man who survives a crash in which his wife dies. But the driver who caused the collision is hunting him down because he is worried about being identified.
From this apparently straightforward premise comes a story that is tense and gripping - but far from simple. The characters Thomas must outwit are unhinged, amoral lowlifes, from a milieu that gentle Thomas has never before had to encounter - like most of us who live normally and quietly. This gives the novel a universal, mythical quality. This is a story of survival, but not just physical escape. It is a crawl back to life after a clash with barbarous, feral forces. It is also a clash with conscience - if someone died beside you, and you feel responsible, how do you survive? Do you even deserve to? How can you ever redeem yourself to live a normal life? Thomas finds himself in a world where men have no consciences as he does battle with his own.
But this is no story of navel gazing. The plot works on a literal level as well as a symbolic one and the characters are solid as much as they are embodiments of forces. The prose is bold and unfancy, yet supple enough to connect with the vast and elemental. Although there is a good deal of violence, which Logan doesn't shy away from, he has a knack of not showing it to you, but still giving you the impact of the experience. So a cat watches mesmerised as something horrid and bloody goes on in a family's living room (itself another level of irony only visible when you step back and analyse). I frequently found myself rereading pages - not because of any problem with clarity, but because a phrase drummed in my head long after the plot had dragged me past, demanding a second look to enjoy it again. The storytelling is effortless, the echoes are long lasting. Do read it.


29 five-star reviews now on Amazon UK!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

18 five-star reviews on Amazon US!

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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments 30th five-star review of The Survival of Thomas Ford up now on Amazon UK:

5.0 out of 5 stars Good and evil in the crucible of an intense plot, 3 Jun 2012
By Joni L. Rodgers (Houston) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME) This review is from: The Survival of Thomas Ford (Kindle Edition)
We all know that cruelty and greed of this caliber exist in the world; we hope we never end up on a collision course with it. We'd like to think that we know how we would respond when our own sense of right and wrong is in the crucible, but every once in a while, a book comes along to remind us that, no, we don't.

The plot unfolds with intense Stephen King style storytelling, but there's something very Cormac McCarthy about the portrayal of Ford, McCallum and Ferguson. The story is about good and evil, damnation and redemption. The author won me over with his fine craftsmanship in the opening pages, and once I was hooked, I couldn't look away, even though I'm not usually a big reader of books that take me to the darkest side of human behavior. A car crash is such a credible, instantly relatable way to slam characters together, and everything that comes after is almost inevitable, given the nature of people in general and these entirely believable characters in particular.

I've recommended this book many times since I read it, and (perhaps the highest praise) had a horrible nightmare inspired by it weeks after I'd stared with dry eyeballs at the final paragraphs.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

And 19 five-star reviews now on Amazon US:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...

New blog post on Author's Electric

Epublishing on the Kubrick Model


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments "The suspense kept on building and that's what held my attention. The characters were well developed and you cared about them until the end - then you cared even more."

19 five-star reviews on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...

30 five-star reviews on Amazon UK:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

(Currently working hard on new ebook for not-too-far-away release!)


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments The 31st five-star review of The Survival of Thomas Ford, which popped up on Amazon UK a couple of days ago...thank-you Peter Urpeth!:

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eerie, clever and original thriller, 26 Jun 2012
By Peter Urpeth - See all my reviewsAmazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Survival of Thomas Ford (Kindle Edition)
I became interested in this book after it was recommended to me by another author, and as a result of the string of top star reviews the book has received.Being of the belief that reader reviews are generally very reliable when in good number,I got a copy on kindle. I do not usually read thriller or suspense titles, though I'm always looking for those with an original twist or which are unusually well written, and this promised - and delivered - on both fronts. From the very start of this book, I was, as many other reviews have stated, gripped by the off-the-wall (but also familiar) characters, the twisting narrative and the fine pace and tone of the writing. The story builds with a deliberate and unrelenting pace, not rushed but judged to let events unfold with real tension. I don't like giving plot summaries, so I won't, but I very much recommend this title as a great read, fresh in the genre, tense and with a nicely sinister eye for when the seemingly ordinary and mundane can yield real threat value. I'm looking forward to Logan's next one.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments The 32nd five-star review of The Survival of Thomas Ford is now up on Amazon UK...thank-you Mr Stuart Ayris!:

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Class!!, 28 Jun 2012
By Stuart Ayris (Tollesbury, Essex, England) - See all my reviewsAmazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Survival of Thomas Ford (Kindle Edition)
The Survival of Thomas Ford attracted me a while back for two main reasons - the title and the cover. Both hinted at darkness and mystery and left me intrigued as to what the story within was all about. Having now read the novel I can see how fitting is the word 'survival' and how pertinent is the use of shadows, dark and light on the cover. I shan't give away any of the plot here but I will speak about the writing. I must confess to not quite knowing how the author has achieved to create scenes and characters that appear more real and memorable to me now than when I first read the novel a couple of weeks ago. It is that fact alone that has led me to write this review for, initially, as soon as I read the book, I felt a little disappointed in it, let down in some way. Now I love books and I will defend books I love to anyone. Perhaps it was because I had read it in amongst some of the nineteenth century classics? Who knows? What I believe now though is that I was disappointed not WHEN I finished it but BECAUSE I'd finished. I had somehow turned into the reading equivalent of a sulky child who is angry at ice-cream because he's eaten it all and there is none left! The descriptions, the dialogue, the set-pieces and the pace are all first class. You can see the characters, you can hear them, and you will most certainly remember them. All I can say is read this book. If it has the same effect on you as it did on me then great. And if it doesn't, it's nobody's fault - and there is always ice-cream!

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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments I'll be publishing a new ebook in the very near future, a short story collection entitled STORM DAMAGE, consisting of ten stories totalling about 200 pages; with subject matter ranging from NAPOLEON’S CHILD, where a young boy appears inexplicably out of a desert one night…to UNICORN ONE, the tale of a strange choice of astronaut for Scotland’s first ever Independent Space Program…to THE AIRMAN, a ghost story about a World War Two bombing raid over Dresden that ends up in modern India…
Also stories in there about a very strange circus at the edge of the known world; a young, wounded man just returned from World War 1 who encounters even more evil when he gets home; an old man who tries to recreate a lost love; and a meeting between a pig and a wolf on a moonlit hillside...
So it won't be short of variety!
The final story in the collection, called Sometimes All the World Comes Down, was originally published by Picador in a paperback anthology that was sold in most countries of the world (Japan to South America, Africa to Europe, America to Australia), edited by Ali Smith and Toby Litt...Muriel Spark (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), Fay Weldon, David Mitchell, and Maggie O' Farrell also had stories in that anthology (which was called NEW WRITING 13, more info on my website www.johnaalogan.com)
I suppose I've always wondered ever since if I'd do anything more with that story, and now I find that it ends the collection as though it was always meant to do so (the other 9 stories in the collection have not been published anywhere before).

I should also give a wee mention here that The Survival of Thomas Ford is a finalist in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent Ebooks Awards
In this category: The "I've Been Shyamalaned" Award for Best Twist
Fans of The Survival of Thomas Ford can register on the site at link below and cast their votes!
http://www.efestivalofwords.com/viewt...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...
(32 five-star reviews on Amazon UK)

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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...

New blog post at Authors Electric

THE RETURN OF THE MIGHTY ATOM


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments If anyone would like to follow me on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JohnAALogan

Or Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/john.logan.52...

Currently revising the "quotes" for my Amazon pages and website, current potential update stands at:

Comments about John A. A. Logan’s work:

“Bold” SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

“New talent” THE HINDUSTAN TIMES

“Writerly prowess” THE SPECTATOR

“Logan writes in very original terms” SCOTTISH STUDIES REVIEW

“The literary survival of author John Logan” THE NORTHERN TIMES

“Positive new chapter for thriller man” HIGHLAND NEWS

“City author’s e-book breaks into Top 100” THE INVERNESS COURIER

“A blistering, tough book, tempered with tenderness and mystery”
Alan Warner, author of THE STARS IN THE BRIGHT SKY

“He's a great writer. He should be read”
Cally Phillips, author of BRAND LOYALTY

“The storytelling is effortless, the echoes are long lasting.”
Roz Morris, author of MY MEMORIES OF A FUTURE LIFE

“Beautifully written…compelling…literary fiction/tartan noir/thriller/zany black comedy…Logan dances on a literary knife edge…blazing talent”
Linda Gillard, author of A LIFETIME BURNING

“Gripping all the way” kathleenjonesdiary.blogspot.co.uk

“This is writing and literature at its best. Imagine Stephen King combined with maybe Cormac McCarthy and a bit of Edgar Allen Poe tossed in.” bestebookreviews.blogspot.co.uk



Other news: 39th review up now on Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

24th review up on Amazon US:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments Very happy to report that the 40th Amazon UK review of The Survival of Thomas Ford is now in (which is also the book's 33rd five-star review)
I remember when I started back in January (having published on December 25 while everyone else ate turkey) I thought that it would be IMPOSSIBLE to ever get 40 reviews.
Thank-you very much, Kindledays!

5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling page-turner, a quite extraordinary book. 23 July 2012
By Kindledays
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase

Outstanding. I lost two days of my holiday to this extraordinary book.

I bought it on the recommendation of someone who seems to have had an instinctive understanding of the sort of book I would enjoy. I'm so glad I listened because once I started reading The Survival of Thomas Ford I was drawn into something really quite extraordinary.

From the first paragraph I was mesmerised. Yet the clear bare prose of the opening pages had a haunting quality that lulled me into a world I had not - could not have from the gentle opening - anticipated. A compulsive read, a story that gripped and shocked with its unsparing clarity. Characters as wicked as they were believable, they became even more believable as the story progressed I think because, however wicked their thoughts (and we were not spared their dark thoughts) their vulnerabilities were also laid before us, like real people's thoughts justify actions even when those actions are terrible and the consequences of those actions more terrible still.

A thrilling page-turner, a literary fiction novel that swept me into the at times feral-like lives of ordinary folk. Set in the Highlands of Scotland, the dialogue was perfect and true. Yet it could equally have been set in any part of the world. Something about the unflinching way the author held up these people with their most basic human drives and motivations, their flawed reasoning, their loyalties and their desperate need to make something of their lives, guided - or haunted - by elements of mysticism made this feel almost like a ghost story at times.

Beautifully written, this is the first book where I was moved to 'highlight' a passage on my Kindle:

'Paper odds were for cowards, who wanted an excuse for not trying. If you were going to dare to try to shape the future you had to forget about such things. You had to try to change your mind into a machine that could create diamonds, then you had to use the diamonds as tools to cut your name, your family's name, into the glass surface that other people called the future. Then other people would read your name there.'

Through such insightful and beautiful descriptive passages I was able to feel an uncomfortable degree of empathy and understanding for Jack McCallum and the desperate measures he had been driven to throughout his life. The observation that earlier in history he might have been a great man. Society does that, doesn't it? It changes the goal posts. But the human spirit has its own path.

A brilliant book.


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments Honoured to see The Survival of Thomas Ford mentioned here:
http://www.rebmacrath.blogspot.co.uk/...

Equally honoured to see that The Survival of Thomas Ford has been selected as a read for August on the Goodreads UK Amazon Kindle Forum (alongside The Stand by Stephen King!):
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/5...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...

My latest blog post on Authors Electric

"My Fortieth! or I Write Ebooks!"

Something of a personal reply to Ewan Morrison's recent article in The Guardian, in which he announced the death of "the self-epublishing bubble" within 18 months.


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments The Survival of Thomas Ford wins a Special Award in eFestival of Words Best of Independent eBook Awards
http://www.efestivalofwords.com/the-w...


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments As mentioned earlier, The Survival of Thomas Ford is winner of a Special Award in Best of Independent eBooks Awards 2012
http://www.efestivalofwords.com/viewt...

The Survival of Thomas Ford is also included in "8 Award-Winning Books for $8" sale, 27-28 August only

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/20...

http://digitalbooktoday.com/2012/08/2...

http://ereadernewstoday.com/8-award-w...


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments Very happy to announce the release today of my new ebook, Storm Damage, on Amazon Kindle!

STORM DAMAGE is a collection of ten stories by John A. A. Logan, author of THE SURVIVAL OF THOMAS FORD (winner of a Special Award in the Best of the Independent eBooks Awards 2012)

Length: 200 pages/60000 words

UNICORN ONE - Mission Control in Edinburgh has made a strange choice of astronaut for Scotland’s first ever Independent Space Program
LATE TESTING - Michael survived the trenches of World War One France, but can he survive the English village he returns home to?
NAPOLEON’S CHILD - Has old Frank been alone for too long, or did a young boy really appear from the desert mysteriously one night?
AT THE EDGE OF THE KNOWN WORLD - In a very bizarre circus, a Big Top performance goes horribly wrong
THE MAGENTA TAPESTRY - Calliasta may have to sell the old house to Russian mafiosi, but is it true that the family gardener, Ernest, owns the grounds?
THE AIRMAN - A ghost story about a World War Two bombing raid over Dresden which somehow ends up in modern India
THE POND - An elderly man tries to recreate a lost love but is Nature on his side?
THE ORANGE PIG - A meeting between a pig and a wolf on a moonlit hillside leads to a night of revelations for the pig
STORM DAMAGE - How hard can it really be to make an insurance claim?
SOMETIMES ALL THE WORLD COMES DOWN* - A young man gets his teeth into something at a party

*SOMETIMES ALL THE WORLD COMES DOWN was originally published by PICADOR in NEW WRITING 13 (edited by Ali Smith and Toby Litt)


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Storm-Damage-...

http://www.amazon.com/Storm-Damage-eb...

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...

Hope everyone enjoys!
All best, John


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...

Latest blog post on Authors Electric

Month Nine of Epublishing Went Well!


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://joobook.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09...

Wee author "interrogation" there!


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...

My latest blog post on Authors Electric

Newspapers and Public Readings

An account of a crazed public reading from The Survival of Thomas Ford at a Scottish Hotel, and a Spooky Photo thrown in for Halloween!


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://post-gutenberg.com/2012/10/15/...

Testimonial to the curious state of commercial publishing: literary young Lochinvars locked out despite high praise from gatekeepers


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://allianceindependentauthors.org/

The Survival of Thomas Ford is selected Book of the Month for November by the Alliance of Independent Authors

http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...

And a new blog post there for Authors Electric
From Rosemary's Baby to The Tenant...
Asset-stripping Cinema for Lessons in Narrative

Also, The Survival of Thomas Ford was Kindle Book of the Day last Sunday, on Kindle Fire Department:

http://fireapps.blogspot.co.uk/2012/1...


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://www.amazon.com/Storm-Damage-eb...

New 4-star review of Storm Damage on Amazon from The Kindle Book Review


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...

My latest blog post for UK collective, Authors Electric

Year One of Epublishing and the Art of Obsession

A 2012 Round-Up!


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments Free from 21-25 December on Amazon Kindle only

The Survival of Thomas Ford

Contemporary thriller/Crime/Psychological

4.7 average rating from 27 reviews on Amazon US:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...

4.6 average rating from 43 reviews on Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

4.16 average rating from 51 ratings on Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...

Synopsis:
Thomas Ford is the only survivor of the car crash which killed his wife. He is also the only witness who would be willing to identify the young, reckless driver who caused the crash. But the driver would sooner see Thomas Ford dead than ever let that happen.
***


Winner of a Special Award in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBooks Awards 2012

Goodreads UK Amazon Kindle Forum Book of the Month

Alliance of Independent Authors Book of the Month

*As seen in the new Kindle Paperwhite video advert, at top left of Kindle Paperwhite product page on Amazon UK (Page one of The Survival of Thomas Ford is onscreen from 3.00 to 3.06 in the video as the example of a UK book exclusive to Amazon Kindle)*


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments An interview with me here on An Avid Reader's Haven...it took place in a nice, dark, moonlit Scottish forest...but don't worry, Deanna and Louise lit a fire to keep everyone warm...and there's also a contest there to win a free Kindle copy of The Survival of Thomas Ford!:

http://anavidreadershaven.blogspot.co...

All Best to everyone for 2013!


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Video and the Power of Advertising

(About Amazon's inclusion of The Survival of Thomas Ford in the new UK video advert for the Kindle Paperwhite)


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2...

Free Kindle Nation Shorts

An excerpt from The Survival of Thomas Ford via Kindle Nation Daily


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments Storm Damage - FREE 26-30 January

"10 magical modern short stories from a master of language" - The Kindle Book Review

STORM DAMAGE is a collection of ten stories by John A. A. Logan, author of THE SURVIVAL OF THOMAS FORD (winner of a Special Award in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBooks Awards 2012)

Length: 167 pages/60000 words

UNICORN ONE - Mission Control in Edinburgh has made a strange choice of astronaut for Scotland’s first ever Independent Space Program
LATE TESTING - Michael survived the trenches of World War One France, but can he survive the English village he returns home to?
NAPOLEON’S CHILD - Has old Frank been alone for too long, or did a young boy really appear from the desert mysteriously one night?
AT THE EDGE OF THE KNOWN WORLD - In a very bizarre circus, a Big Top performance goes horribly wrong
THE MAGENTA TAPESTRY - Calliasta may have to sell the old house to Russian mafiosi, but is it true that the family gardener, Ernest, owns the grounds?
THE AIRMAN - A ghost story about a World War Two bombing raid over Dresden which somehow ends up in modern India
THE POND - An elderly man tries to recreate a lost love but is Nature on his side?
THE ORANGE PIG - A meeting between a pig and a wolf on a moonlit hillside leads to a night of revelations for the pig
STORM DAMAGE - How hard can it really be to make an insurance claim?
SOMETIMES ALL THE WORLD COMES DOWN* - A young man gets his teeth into something at a party

*SOMETIMES ALL THE WORLD COMES DOWN was originally published by PICADOR in NEW WRITING 13 (edited by Ali Smith and Toby Litt)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Storm-Damage-...
8 reviews on Amazon UK/5 star average

http://www.amazon.com/Storm-Damage-eb...
8 reviews on Amazon US/4.9 star average

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...
5 ratings on Goodreads/5 star average


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://post-gutenberg.com/2013/01/29/...

Post-Gutenberg: "Note at a Publishing Crossroads: Is it time for Ian Rankin to move over and let younger Scots writers take his place?"


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://fireapps.blogspot.co.uk/2013/0...

Storm Damage: Kindle Book of the Day 2/6
"In Storm Damage, John A. A. Logan gives us ten fascinating stories that can't be missed! From a supernatural circus to a WWII ghost story, these tales run the gamut of the imagination. Beautifully told and extremely clever, these stories will stick with you for a long time! Check out this collection now. You'll be glad you did!"


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://digitalbooktoday.com/2013/02/2...

My guest blog post on Digital Book Today: The Psychology/Psychiatry of Doing What You Love


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://johnaalogan.wordpress.com/2013...

(The story of) The Survival of Thomas Ford


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...

A Very British Blog Tour...reaches Inverness and Culloden, Scotland!


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://post-gutenberg.com/2013/03/18/...

post-Gutenberg: "Of an orange pig, a wolf, and using literary clips to rescue literature from hyperinflated praise"


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://www.msauret.com/book-review-th...

Michel Sauret reviews The Survival of Thomas Ford


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://papyrus.calebblake.net/2013/03...

Papyrus Independent Author Reviews: Storm Damage


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://authorselectric.blogspot.co.uk...

The Next Big Thing: Agency Woman


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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments Currently the Number 2 ranked FREE Kindle book on Amazon USA (thank-you very much to everyone who downloaded this wee ebook from Scottish Highlands!)

FREE 28 April - 1 May

The Survival of Thomas Ford

http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Th...

41 reviews on Amazon US, with 4.6 average

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Survival-...

61 reviews on Amazon UK, with 4.5 average

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...

68 ratings on Goodreads, with 3.97 average

*WINNER OF A SPECIAL AWARD IN THE EFESTIVAL OF WORDS BEST OF THE INDEPENDENT EBOOKS AWARDS 2012*
*GOODREADS UK AMAZON KINDLE FORUM BOOK OF THE MONTH*
*ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS BOOK OF THE MONTH*
*AS SEEN IN AMAZON UK VIDEO ADVERT FOR KINDLE PAPERWHITE*

Suspense thriller/Crime/Psychological

THE SURVIVAL OF THOMAS FORD
Thomas Ford is the only survivor of the car crash which killed his wife. He is also the only witness who would be willing to identify the young, reckless driver who caused the crash. But the driver would sooner see Thomas Ford dead than ever let that happen.
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John Logan (johnaalogan) | 111 comments http://www.kennethcrowe.blogspot.co.u...

Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal winner, Kenneth C. Crowe, on The Survival of Thomas Ford


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Jan Greene (jankg) | 81 comments John wrote: "Very excited! Don't know how it managed it but my novel, The Survival of
Thomas Ford, is number 85 just now in all paid UK bestselling literary
fiction ebooks, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is at..."

Congratulations. You must feel wonderful right now. I hope to have that same feeling some day. Meanwhile, I will have to check your book out!'


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