Happy New Year.
Lots of new stuff on the go. I know I promised all the ebooks would be available by now, but there’s a reason – several, in fact – why ebook approval got shoved down the to-do list.
I’ll get to some of those announcements in forthcoming posts. Today I just wanted to flag up my secret identity. I know this has been an open secret to some readers, but I’ve been working on a historical fiction series under the pseudonym James Wilde.
Reason for the name change? People in the publishing industry like simplicity – it makes their job easier. Mark Chadbourn books go in this part of the bookshop. Historical fiction goes over here. I once wrote a non-fiction book called Testimony. In every bookshop I went into, I’d find it in a different section. Readers had to go on an epic quest just to track it down.
I learned my lesson.
So if you want to read about England’s greatest hero, Hereward (who was the template for Robin Hood), seek out James Wilde. The stories are bloody – as befits a time where wars were fought with axes and spears – but I know you’ve all got strong stomachs. They’ve sold extraordinarily well – a Times best-seller – and as a history buff, as you all well know, I’m having a blast writing them.
Stirring covers from my publisher too:
More soon on interesting developments in TV and film, and on the new ebook release schedule.