This week I have put all six of the Cranford Hall stories into one book call it an omnibus or an anthology, but I had to reduce everything to 11 font in order to fit it all in, I apologize to my visually challenged readers who are used to my usual 16 font publications. It is, however cheaper for those who have good eyesight. £14.45 on Amazon.co.uk and it is also available on Amazon.com and CreateSpace.
I am acutely aware that I am dyslexic, getting older by the day, more disabled and increasingly housebound, but I remain a storyteller and as such it takes me out all over the world in my imagination. Writing and sharing the same is the very air I breathe and now I have a sizable following I have listened to you. So many of you have asked for my Cranford Hall Stories in paperback form, and so I have put them out there on Amazon. They are essentially the DCI Teasdale stories that are still available as ebooks. The publisher had insisted on the policeman as the selling point, because he did not believe that my readers would enjoy the stories of redoubtable and resourceful elders, I submitted to his decision, believing he must know best. But now I am an independent author and with the wisdom gained from The Alliance of Independent Authors [ALLi] I have realized that even though I'm not the world's most brilliant writer, I am entitled to write and publish as I choose. Now the six books are in paperback and on Amazon as Cranford Hall by Pelham McMahon and in their naive innocence the murder, mayhem and romance of our senior citizens is there for all to enjoy. Why did I write them? I lived in Sheltered Housing for 13 years, i knew each of the characters, I survived by using them to entertain myself and to fanatize how I'd bump them off! I bet you do the same when your old neighbours irritate you, why should the young have all the fun?
Pelham McMahon lives in Liverpool and is a published author and playwright.