Thursday, February 5, 2015

My Guest: Seumas Gallacher

What can I say? My Guest this week is the inimitable Scot who entertains daily on his renowned blog and electrifies his fans with gripping thriller novels. And... he's got some interesting news...
Ladies and Gentlemen, Lads and Lassies, I give you...

Seumas Gallacher

…one simple step for a Blogger… 
one giant step for a self-publishing Author…

…January 27th, 2015 is unlikely to go down in the history books for future generations to marvel at its significance… but for this ol’ Jurassic quill-scraper the date is laden with various emotions… it marks the first day when my wee Jack Calder crime thriller masterpieces saw the light of a Publisher’s beacon… the good folks
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Crooked Cat Publishing, Stephanie and Laurence Patterson,  have contracted to re-launch my entire series to date, with the likelihood of further titles to follow… the emotions are mixed, Mabel, ‘coz it means that all of the Master-Gallacher-solo-driven initiatives in the self-publishing universe now have a formal partnership… the six years of exhorting, complaining, and, yes, whining, like a Missed-An-Oscar-Award-Actress, that nob’dy in the publishing industry LUVS me or my WURK are now over… the incredible range of fantastic literary pals include many who have already slung their hammock over to the Crooked Cattery… and they all speak well of their experience… I’ve been asked several times ‘why go with a publisher after all this time, and after yer successes to date with 80,000+ downloads on the Great God Amazon?’… well, I could give yeez plenty of so-called ‘logical explanations, Sherlock’, but it boils down to this… it feels right, it feels ‘time’, it feels good… and the wunnerful thing is that I realize that any author, self-published or ‘housed’, is still expected to bear a significant amount of the SOSYAL NETWURKIN activity that is so inured in the ‘business of writing’ for a scribbler these days, in my not-so-‘umble opinion… and as many of yeez Lads and Lassies of Blog Land know, I rejoice in being a part of the Web WURLD…and here’s the clincher… the Patterson duo as publishers ‘get’ the modern reality of hybrid offerings to the reader market… eBooks and print, and oh, by the way, they have the ability to get my stuff into many other distribution channels that my single brain and one pair of hands simply could never find the time to do, and write… watch this space… yeez will be kept informed… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!...


Seumas Gallacher was born in the cradle of the Govan shipyards in Glasgow in the so-called “bad old days” which were in reality the greatest of days, where everybody was a real character of note. An early career as a trainee Scottish banker led to a spell in London, where his pretence to be a missionary converting the English locals fell on deaf ears. Escape to the Far East in 1980 opened up access to cultures and societies on a global scale, eventually bringing the realization that the world is quite simply one large extended village. The lifelong desire to write resulted in a series of thriller novels. Seumas says that finishing that first novel was one of the best feelings he has ever experienced in a life full of rich emotions. His other novels, "The Violin Man’s Legacy” and "Vengeance Wears Black" will be following shortly, also from Crooked Cat Publishing so watch this space for an update and links in short order. 

Here are the other two thrillers NOW AVAILABLE from his new publishers:

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Thank you, That Man, for sharing this great news with your fans. Best wishes for this new stage in your writing journey. I've read all three of Seumas' books and am eagerly awaiting the fourth, 'KILLER CITY', out later this year.

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