The Horseman’s Dream Tops Amazon Bestseller Chart
In an entirely unexpected turn of events, the paperback version of The Horseman’s Dream recently smashed its way to the #1 spot in Amazon’s Religious and Spiritual Fantasy Bestseller chart! This was most welcome news after working on the novel for nearly 20 years. Beating luminaries such as H. G. Wells, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and Paulo Coelho to the top spot was gratifying enough, but to see Dean Koontz’s Phantoms at #2 blew my mind as I remember taking that book into school when I was 11 or 12, sneaking paragraphs here and there whenever I could during breaktimes and even lessons.
Obviously, I’m under no illusions as to the significance of this: it simply means that The Horseman’s Dream sold more paperbacks that week than anything else in that quite narrow field, but independent and even trad authors alike have to celebrate whatever small victories they can these days! I treated myself to a glass of Rioja with a veggie Penne Arrabbiata, followed by an early night – a far cry from the celebratory rituals of some authors, but pleasant nonetheless. Besides, I’ve never really been a champagne-in-the-club kind of guy: more a bottle-or-two-of-stout-on-top-of-a-big-hill-in-the-middle-of-nowhere or a-few-down-the-local type. Hopefully, it won’t be the last cause of celebration for THD, so I may yet push the boat out when that day comes with a Black Velvet or two. Fair compromise?
About the author
Writer dancing on the knife edge of sanity between the Mersey, the Dee, and the Irish Sea. Purveyor of weird, dark stories and poems for the broken-hearted. Love Dystopian, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi and Adventure fiction. Author of “A Smaller Hell”, released as an e-book in 2012. Works completed but not yet published include novels “The Horseman’s Dream”, “Knights of Snowdonia”, “Grey Noise” and screenplay “Diary of a Caveman”. Current WIP is a metaphysical eco-revenge stage play exploring the dark side of Mother Nature. Interested in VR as a cross-platform story-telling tool. Other interests include boxing, Blues, Absurdism, Surrealism, Gothic literature, fishing, cigars, fires on the beach, Nature, films (David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam, Peter Mullan, David Cronenberg) and cooking. Big fan of J.G. Ballard, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Iain Banks and H.G. Wells.