Arsenic Sally is Go! 5 Days to Launch! How Book 2 Began….

Hello again  Readers

It has been a long  time since my last blog but I have been very busy these past few months. I have used the long cold and dark days of  winter to research and write my second book and this blog will help explain the journey.

I must admit without my first book there would not have been a second.  No writer can be sure how well their book will be received, not least their first one. I launched my first book on a wing and a prayer on Amazon back in  late July 2014. I did run an initial 3 day free download offer and I could see there was interest enough for free downloads but would people really pay £1.79 /$2.99 to download and read my book? And how would they like it? What kind of reviews would it get? I was very heartened by the response and some early glowing reviews and happily a  decent amount of sales. This gave  me the confidence to start looking  around for material for a new true crime book. My first line of thought was something set in the time of the Luddites. I spent a whole day in mid August 2014 carrying out more research at Nottingham Central Library. I just could not find the type of story  was looking for.  So I changed tack and  started looking through internet sites for details of executions. I was surprised to find details of people sentenced to death yet not executed. Then I found my story by accident just like my first book Saville’s Spinney. I stumbled upon yet another amazing true crime story that seems to be almost forgotten. No-one has yet published a full account of it though there is a short story version that again few will be aware of.The more I started researching this story,  the more engrossed I became.  I knew I had found the most amazing  story for book 2. Now I had to research it properly.

That was back in late August 2014. I have spent the last seven  months writing and researching and the book is in the final draft stage. It will be longer than my first book and is currently at 72,000 words with more to add. It is set in a similar time to my first book but the title should give a clue about the sex of the central character. I still need to complete the Epilogue and References and have  only just  returned from  my local library with some great detail I found on

Each daily countdown blog will contain some information from the book, be it a fact, figure, soundbite or quote. Tomorrow it will centre on a Coroners Inquisition. Until tomorrow then readers…………..

About bakersfieldlad

July 2015...... I published my first book on Amazon - "Savilles Spinnney". On April 1st 2015 I published my second book - "Arsenic Sally". Christmas Day 2015 I published my third book " Murder Mystery and Mayhem on the Railways 1830-1899. That's 3 books in roughly 18 months. I enjoy researching and see no reason to stop writing. There will be many many more books and while I would love to be taken in by a publisher I am content to make my books available via Amazon. Keep checking my blogs for updates about my upcoming projects......
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