As we bid farewell to the old year and bring in the new, should we forget old times and friends? I think not. 2014 has not only brought me some recognition as a writer, but new ‘virtual’ friends, also writers, and whose many books I have enjoyed over the past months.
The first writer to cross my path early in the year 2014 was the crime writer Oliver Tidy. His many detective stories make excellent reading and his blogs funny: both are well worth a read.
My second virtual friend came in the spring of 2014, in the guise of a military/action/adventure writer by the name of Josef Black. He has not only entertained me with his fictional exploits of a band of SAS soldiers, but with his lengthy emails and down to earth sense of humour. He, too, is well worth a read.
My third virtual friend came in the summer of 2014. I didn’t meet him in virtual space, but at an Armed Forces Day. Sean Connolly has written several autobiographical books about his life in the army, and are well worth reading.
Those three friends above have provided me, over the months, with lots of advice. They have all been encouraging in different ways. Oliver providing information through his emails and blogs. Jo, with advice and help with book covers and promoting oneself, and Sean for sending my latest book to a friend of his. I thank them all.
The year 2014 is one I shall truly remember, so I wish you all – friends and readers alike – a happy and prosperous New Year.