Published at last (aka the Big Reveal)…

15 Dec

Well it’s finally happened, I’ve been published.

In an actual book!

Yes, the waiting is over; I received an e-mail this morning from the lovely Catherine Broughton, writer of the blog Turquoise Moon, telling me that Stories In Green Ink, compiled by Anna Trowbridge, makes its debut on Amazon this morning.


But that isn’t all. I’m also lucky enough to have had two stories included in the collection, and I was asked to supply the dedication for the book.

Now, somewhat confusingly for some of you, (possibly some recent readers may not yet have got the hang of my slightly peculiar nom-de-blog) I’ve chosen to publish these stories under my real name, Guy Thair, so don’t be too surprised when you can’t find any works of sparkling creative genius credited to “dalecooper57”.

However, there’s no need to worry about that, I shall still answer to “Dale” on the blog because, well, I’ve become rather fond of my fictional alter-ego and I don’t want him wandering around in my head with nothing to do, I have enough trouble keeping him busy as it is.

Plus, “dalecooper57” is quite a useful and unique trademark in itself and I don’t want to mess up all my internet search results.

My two contributions to this anthology of fiction by new writers are a couple of twisty little mysteries with a sting in the tale which I’m inordinately proud of.
So, please FOLLOW THIS LINK and avoid Christmas disappointment by ordering your copy immediately, (why not get a couple for friends too) and if you could leave a review and share the Amazon link, I’d be extremely grateful.

Thanks again to Catherine for all her hard work getting the book submissions organised and thank you, my loyal readers, for providing me with an audience.
Because without you lot for me to entertain, I may never have got this far to begin with.


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13 responses to “Published at last (aka the Big Reveal)…

  1. LindaGHill

    December 15, 2015 at 18:35

    Congratulations Dale! … I mean Guy … I mean, I don’t know what I mean. Except I’m extremely chuffed on your behalf! 😀

    • dalecooper57

      December 15, 2015 at 19:04

      Cheers, and “Dale” will continue to suffice on the blog (he’ll get jealous if people call him Guy)

      • LindaGHill

        December 15, 2015 at 19:38

        Oh dear, we don’t want that.

  2. John W. Howell

    December 15, 2015 at 18:59

    Congratulations Guy. I think your nom de plume Dale Cooper is good for a while, but Guy Thair will eventually take over once it becomes well known.

    • dalecooper57

      December 15, 2015 at 19:07

      Dale will do, the dalecooper57 “brand” is still a very effective sharing tool.

  3. Moyra Keatings

    December 15, 2015 at 20:40

    Congratulations, as someone who’s trying to write and finding it the hardest thing I’ve ever done, this is a great achievement.

    • dalecooper57

      December 15, 2015 at 20:45

      Thanks. Although it’s only luck really, I’d already written the stories and just submitted then. Right place, write time.

  4. Big D

    December 15, 2015 at 22:00

    Congratulations Dale. That’s pretty cool.

    • dalecooper57

      December 15, 2015 at 22:57

      Cheers D, isn’t it though? Hahaha

  5. shanjeniah

    December 18, 2015 at 00:36

    Bravo and hooray! I shall continue to think of you as Dale, because it’s important to me to call people as they prefer.

    I’ve already spent this week’s book budget, and there’s a bit of Christmas shopping left to conduct for the children – but I will snap up a copy in the next week or two!

    May this be only the beginning of a long and illustrious career as a published writer, whatever name you do it under! =)


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