Cover Reveal: A Change of Mind and Other Stories by Nick Wilford

March 25, 2015



Title: A Change of Mind and Other Stories

Author: Nick Wilford

Genre: Contemporary speculative fiction

Cover Design: Rebekah Romani ( https://www.facebook.com/rebekah.romani)

Release Date: May 25th 2015

 

A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine.

 

In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if it’s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he can’t pass up the chance to turn his life around.

 

But this isn’t your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanic’s. And he promises to alter his patients’ personality so they can be anything they want to be…

 

In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriend’s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.

 

The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.

 

In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hour’s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesn’t work for him.

 

Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.

 

The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.

 

Bio



 

Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working, he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. Nick is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew. You can find him hanging out on his blog or on Goodreads or Twitter.

 

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Shameless Promotion of My Fellow Authors: 2 New Releases I'm Really Excited About

March 12, 2015

I am just dropping in to tell you about these two books that just came out by two of my favorite authors. (Disclaimer: these authors also happen to be very good friends and wonderful human beings).


Carrie Butler's LOYALTY



AND


Michael Infinito's XXXTREME DISCRETION




Here's the skinny on these two books:


LOYALTY:


Rena Collins should be busy planning her happily-ever-after. Instead, she’s working for the enemy—or so they think. With the help of her fiancé Wallace and his unscrupulous brother Cole,...


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When I met my husband, I knew within a few hours that I was going to marry him--or try like hell to marry him, anyway. We "clicked" instantaneously. He was handsome, hilariously funny, down-to-earth, chivalrous and incredibly smart. He had been in the military, which is something I deeply respect and appreciate. We had so many things in common. We even ordered the same meal on our first date. We were also very different in many ways. We had each had different life experiences which was cool b...


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Guest Post: Elizabeth Seckman & One Super Twisted Tale

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I am thrilled to welcome back one of my favorite ladies to the blog today, the brilliant and incomparable Elizabeth Seckman. She's on tour for her latest release, DEFYING REASON and she has stopped by with a doozy of a story for you! Without further adieu, here she is:


Trying to come up with blog post topics is never easy, and when you're touring and trying to come up with twenty in a month...wow. So, I was wandering the web and looking up odd love stories (keeping the love thing going, ya kno...


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My First Foreign Translation

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I'm kind of ridiculously excited over this. HOLD STILL was translated into German and will be released in Germany in paperback and ebook format on 2/24/15. That's the cover there! I think Amazon Crossing did an amazing job and I'm just beyond thrilled over the whole thing. 


I think when you're collecting those rejection letters from agents and daydreaming while hitting the refresh button on your email 79 times an hour, you think about particular things: getting an agent, getting a contract wit...


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A Sad Ending

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I posted a few weeks ago about a young man from my neighborhood who had gone missing the night before Thanksgiving. This past Saturday, he was found. Unfortunately, it was not the outcome that anyone in my community had hoped and prayed and wished for. Shane Montgomery's body was recovered from the Schuylkill River not far from where he was last seen by a volunteer diving group called the Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit. These wonderful, compassionate people began searching at the reque...


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Real Life Drama: Shane Montgomery

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If any of you are Facebook friends or followers then you've seen me post about this since just after Thanksgiving.




Please look at this young man's face. This missing persons case is deeply personal to me. Shane Montgomery is from my neighborhood. He grew up here, just like me, just like my husband, just like both of our families. His family lives one block over from where I've worked every day for the last decade, which is only blocks away from my home. In fact, they live only a few doors down...


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Finding Claire Fletcher T-Shirt Fundraiser

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https://www.ourrescue.org/


My campaign ended on 11/12. My goal was to sell 30 shirts and I sold 35 so YOU GUYS ARE TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! (Yes, multiple exclamation poin...


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200

November 14, 2014

Today, Finding Claire Fletcher got its 200th five star review on Amazon.


That's right. My own little underdog novel that took me literally years to sell to a publisher now has 200 FIVE STAR reviews on Amazon. You can check out the lengthy Agent Rejection Pictorial here. 


Big Pub 1 to Agent (11/5/10):

Thanks for the FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER material. The real-life background is horrific, of course, but I'm not that sold on the novel itself.
Good luck with it!


Some writers might think, "So what? Big ...


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About Me


Lisa Regan I am a crime/suspense writer, author of Finding Claire Fletcher and Aberration available now from Sapphire Star Publishing. I released my third novel, Hold Still in March 2014 which has been picked up by Thomas & Mercer. This Blog is also available at www.lisalregan.blogspot.com for Blogger Folks!

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