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Busy Times

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 23, 2013 by gstewartauthor

How time flies! It’s been a hectic few weeks but a lot has been done. ┬áHaunted Scottish Castles and Houses, book 3 in the Haunted Explorer series, is now available both in paperback and as an e-book. I have also made books 1 and 2 in the series (Scotland’s Hidden Hauntings and Scottish Ghosts and Witches) available as paperback. I was a bit concerned about how the photographs would turn out in the print version but I have received my own copies and am pleasantly surprised. Although they are only on Amazon just now, I am working on getting them into bookstores very soon.

Work on book 4 of the series is off to a good start as well and I hope that the Kickstarter project will give a much needed boost to this. I have some new backers, so a huge thank you to Christiane Rueth, Lol Scragg and Richard Wetherall, your support is very much appreciated. I am really enjoying writing this series and am constantly finding new sources for research material allowing me to find a whole lot of new buildings to explore!

Haunted Scottish Castles and Houses

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 10, 2013 by gstewartauthor

The cover has arrived for the new book, and I’m really happy with it. I have decided to extend the ‘haunted’ books that I have written so far into a series which will be called the Haunted Explorer series. Haunted Scottish Castles and Houses will be book 3 and I will be going back to re-name the earlier books as book 1 and 2 in the series. Book 3 specifically looks at some of the castles and grand mansion houses, ranging from the fully restored to the ruinous. Not all were possible to visit as some of these remain private homes.

Meanwhile the exploring continues! Book 4 is in the pipeline as there are a few places I have already visited but didn’t make it into this book as they did not fall into the ‘castles and houses’ category. I have a long list of places still to visit, mainly in the south of Scotland.

Anyway, here’s the cover, hope you like it as much as I do;

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Next Book and Kickstarter Project

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 30, 2013 by gstewartauthor

Work on my next e-book ‘Scotland’s Haunted Castles and Houses’ is progressing ahead of schedule and I hope I will have this one available by the end of August. I really need to select a suitable photo of an atmospheric castle for the cover so I’ll be checking through them all soon. Meanwhile my first book exploring haunted locations, ‘Scotland’s Hidden Hauntings’ continues to do well and I’m glad to see the second book, ‘Scottish Ghosts and Witches’ starting to build momentum as well.

While Scotland’s Haunted Castles and Houses will be the third book in the exploration series, there are a lot more places to visit, hundreds in fact! Costs are building due to the amount of travelling required, entrance fees, time off work etc and with no advances on these books, I have set up a Kickstarter project to try to fund more research for more books.

I am delighted to see that there are already some backers for the project, it really does mean a lot to me. The backers are:

Barbara J

Marco Ziegert

Melchy

KJWX

Thank you so much for your support.