Picture Of Man Holding A Book



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I am either lucky or clever, and I won’t be telling you which one it is. Some time today I managed to insert a ‘selfie’ here of me standing in front of the wardrobe mirror checking my hair. At the same time, for reasons too bonkers to explore, I will be holding what I think is called a ‘proof’ copy of my book ‘Living Life Backwards.’ The photograph, I can see, is not all it could be because holding the book, the phone and trying to look in the mirror challenged my powers of co-ordination. Never the less, here it is and it is a very nice moment for me.

Cooking is cancelled this evening and we are going out to have a glass of  wine or two accompanied by a miniature portion of cottage pie to maintain appearances and just enjoy the moment. Of course, a book without readers is a bit like an orphan, and that is where you all come in. Let this little title, ‘feel the love’ . It comes out, I think on the 26th March and will be on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, Spindle, Nindle and Windle or whatever those modern reading platforms are called. I will be able to give you a better indication of that nearer the date or after I have been told off by my publishers , PDMI for not knowing this already

In the meantime, if any nice people, and I am aware there are quite a lot of you, want to do a review of the book can you leave a comment on the bottom of the post saying something like “Review” or “I will review” or other words of your choice so I can use the email sent with your comments to supply you a copy of the book, given that you do book reviews of course: that would be lovely. Any help at all would be lovely really. Making something happen is seldom possible on your own, and certainly not by me.

Thank you all so much for your support and normal levels of literacy will be returned to in my next post

Oh before I forget, why not click on the FB ‘Like’ button so you can get updates on the book, and news about my next one which started its journey towards production yesterday. It is called “The Man Who Missed The Boat”. Heavens, all this talking about your self is quite disconcerting.   Still what else can you do eh… eh……. You still there?

About Peter Wells aka Countingducks

Trying to remember what my future is
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64 Responses to Picture Of Man Holding A Book

  1. WONDERFUL new Peter, that is so fantastic! Enjoy the well-earned wine, and I will certainly be writing you a review (though I have to first fulfill a promise to Diane to post my review of her most beautiful novel…). I’m so utterly delighted for you, and can’t wait to read it :-)

    • It would be great if you did a review. A lot of appreciation would be felt. Perhaps you could play some Sixto Rodriquez while you are writing it to help create an atmosphere. I saw the documentary about him and he has so many qualities I admire.

  2. Caroline says:

    Can’t wait to read this in full!


  3. Jane Thorne says:

    Call on me….so very happy for you Peter, enjoy your moment..with relish and a few sausages thrown in. I would love to read it and offer a review. Pants over tights my friend, and fick that literary cape of yours. Xx :-)

  4. Al says:

    Getting pumped up now for a good read (and review). When I first saw the picture, I thought it was a fashion ad from GQ magazine, but then I recognized it was my old pal, ducks.

    Wine and cottage pie sounds so delicious….and English.

  5. catterel says:

    Counting down the days with you … a duck a day, maybe? Very excited for you – and lovely pic!

  6. Abby says:

    Yay! Congrats!!!

  7. A very lovely send off for your first literary ship, Peter. That copy you have happens to be the “Real McCoy,” you’ll find no “proof” stamps in it. And as word from your publisher, it will be released to Amazon three weeks from today (March 18th-19th) and the rest of the world shortly thereafter. Enjoy that quiet dinner; your life is about to get very complicated.

  8. Ina says:

    Congratulations! :)

  9. Wonderful news Peter and I cant wait to read the book. Three cheers for you its a great achievement 😊

  10. vsperry says:

    Sweet! I will definitely review…Congrats!

  11. gotham girl says:

    Oh!!! I am so excited for you! You should cancel cooking for several nights and just relish in it all. What an accomplishment! I can not wait to read it! And to know another one is in the works. Thanks for that. Nothing I hate worse than to find an author that only gives an appetizer without thinking through the full course!

  12. eric keys says:

    Congrats! Enjoy the dinner!

  13. Fabulous news! Albeit blurry! Have decided to start a publishing company called Spindle.

  14. Wonderful, Peter! You and your book look great together.

    It really is an excellent book (I should know, I’ve had the very great pleasure of reading it several times now), and I highly recommend it.

    Can’t wit to get a copy of my very own!

  15. Brilliant! Congratulations!!:)

  16. Congratulations my friend!! wonderful news and such a great pic too!! I would be honored to read your book and give a review. Oh my aren’t I clever, that rhymes.
    I have no idea what cottage pie is but I say go for the gusto and have a great celebratory dinner of grand proportions!!

  17. Dylan Hearn says:

    Many, many congratulations! I look forward to the 26th March so I can buy it for my Windle!

  18. babs50nfab says:

    Thrilled for you! I would be honored to read and review your book!! Enjoy your evening…the first of many celebrations I’m sure.

  19. Bruce Goodman says:

    Congrats on the bed in the background being made. Also, congrats on the book.

  20. Fantastic, Peter! Congratulations on the book and the selfie.

    I’ll review it if you would like!

  21. I would love to review it Peter and share it on a Readers Review Blog page. Congratulations for mastering the art of a ‘selfie’ so effortlessly – it’s certainly a lot better than mine!

  22. Yay to you taking a selfie and major props for your book!! Do you feel like pinching yourself?

  23. DCTdesigns says:

    I would gladly review.

  24. Jane says:

    How absolutely exciting and I cannot wait to read it. It will be second only to the coming of Spring.! I will review if you would like.

  25. desertrose7 says:

    Fabulous! :) How exciting.

  26. Dearest, Peter,

    Can’t wait to read and promote on social networking sites.

    YOU! Rock! Hard!! Xxxxxx

  27. araneus1 says:

    I would love to read and review your book. But if you have enough reviews that’s fine. I’m going to buy your book either way………. very much looking forward to it.

    • think a review from you would be brilliant. If you buy a copy from Amazon, it means you can do a short review on there. They seem to be slightly mean in that, if you acquire a copy by other means, they will not let you review on their site. Am I being too cheeky. Oops

      • araneus1 says:

        Not cheeky at all. Always intended to buy one. Let me know when it goes up……… I’m a slow reader but I get there, and I’d be very happy to write a review.
        Rattle off a link when the time comes.
        I’m excited for you.

  28. CKoepp says:

    Conga-rat-ululations! WHOOOO!! Very exciting to hold a print version of one’s own book. :)

  29. Congratulations! Writing a book is a great accomplishment! I sometimes do book reviews and would love to read/review your book.

  30. Congratulations Peter. And what a lot of reviews you’re going to get! And just by asking nicely too. I’ll be looking out for it.

  31. Caitie says:

    Very attractive photo I must say. You must have a smart phone with great pixel.

  32. loved the pic, and the cover of your book. its beautiful.

  33. nelle says:

    Nice, and bestest wishes!

  34. Would love to do a book exchange plus review with you, Peter …

  35. seannapearl says:

    How wonderful! Thank you for stopping by ~ Sea

  36. renxkyoko says:

    Count me in ! I’m going to buy your book ! ! !

  37. sandradan1 says:

    Hi Peter, thanks for the follows! SD

  38. Marti says:

    Be delighted to do a review. Can I write it all backwards? No, wait. That would be too hard. My email is mzmarti@frog.cc if you are interested.

  39. restlessjo says:

    Late to the party, as usual! :) I like the title. Give me some clues?

  40. Did you reverse the negative, so that after uploading the image the title would come out *not* as a mirror image, causing all the little nerd fan brains to have seizures? You should do that.

  41. Rachel says:

    I would be happy to do a review! Congratulations!

  42. Hey Peter,
    Congrats, i know how good that feeling is,
    we were talking on my blog about a review.
    this is my email, as requested :)

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