I’ve just sent out Newsletter #50 – time for a small celebration.

Only a handful of people can remember the content of the first connection I made with my readers back in June 2016. At the time there were only 4 Phoenix stories available and ‘The Price Of Treachery’ was in the planning stage. Christian Bale and Damian Lewis were suggested for the roles of Phoenix and Rusty if a casting director ever came calling. Four years on, other stars would probably be on the wish list.

The main thing I recall from my first newsletter was the comment that Colin Bailey was evolving as a character, and the addition of new characters in Books #3 and #4, plus the expanded roles of others opened dozens of avenues for me to allow the series to develop.

I’m still not sure I imagined a 12-book series at that point; I certainly never thought someone called Gus Freeman would create an even wider audience with his own series in the future!

 ‘Barking Mad’ – Book #6 arrived on Amazon around two weeks ago. Many of you will have bought it already, but if you want a Free copy in exchange for an honest review, then give me a shout and I’ll forward a copy.

If you’re still ploughing through The Phoenix Series and want to get a head start on The Freeman Files, I’ll have a Box Set of Books 1-3 available by the end of the month. It will be priced at $5.99 – (Buy Two Get One Free).

I told you in a previous newsletter that the original 6-book series was extended to 10. ‘Creature Discomforts’ is due in early September, and the next three will be with you in approximately two-monthly intervals.

BREAKING NEWS – I’m loving writing about Gus & his team so much that I’m planning to extend the series to 12 and SIXTEEN isn’t out of the question.

I’ll be back with an update in August. Take care, stay safe and best wishes. 

Ted Tayler

Categories: The Long Hard Road