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  1. Home is the Sailor comes out January 1st 2015

    5149Join the crew of a former blockade runner, now West Indies packet boat as she sails from London to the Kingston in 1802 during the short-lived peace that followed the Treaty of Amiens. Set...
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    The First Born reviews

    These two new reviews of "The First Born" put a smile on my face:

    file:///C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gifAnother Great book by David Andrews, October 19, 2014 ...
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    A Maritime Tragedy

    This is the opening. It introduces the three main characters:

    “Do you realize how unusual a man you are?”
    Faced with a question that had no right answer, James Soutar let the American’s words...
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    Almost There

    The penultimate invasion by tradesmen is over. One more and our new home will be as we want it. Then we can start settling in properly, unpack the remaining boxes and stop searching for lost items....
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    The evolution of a story

    A Maritime Tragedy is my first contemporary sea story written entirely since my retirement. All the others had their first drafts written while I was on board various ships over the years. It had its...
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    The Last survivor

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    I have, over the years, collected many prints of Montague Dawson's sea paintings. In the old house there was room to display them all. When we downsized that was the one of the sacrifices I had...
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    Moving On

    After thirty-five years in the family home, we've downsized to a smaller unit. It has been difficult trimming our possessions to fit our new circumstances, but we are very happy with a smaller...
  8. Thank you, Franny. I wish you the same.

    Thank you, Franny. I wish you the same.
  9. The Sapphire Sea is a Rone Award Nominee

    I'm having a great year. My 2012 novel, "Coasting" is a finalist in the EPIC awards and now my 2013 novel, "The Sapphire Sea" has been nominated for the "Rone" Award at the Ind'tale magazine.
    The...
  10. Thank you, Deborah.

    Thank you, Deborah.
  11. Hi Deborah, I spent forty years at sea, sailing...

    Hi Deborah,
    I spent forty years at sea, sailing on paddle steamers, fishing boats, dredges, supply boats like the Sapphire Sea, oil tankers, bulk carriers, passenger ships, oil rigs and the rest. It...
  12. The Sapphire Sea has its first review

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    A great read, November 11, 2013
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    Lillian S
    This review is from: The Sapphire Sea (Kindle Edition)
    Allan Shortland is at the summit of his marine engineering career, and his romantic...
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    Mitchell's Run Reviews

    Mitchell's Run, my last book as Amy Gallow, was released by Whiskey Creek Press in May this year. This is what two reviewers had to say about on Amazon:

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    Busy, busy, busy...

    Not only is Coasting a finalist at EPIC; The Sapphire Sea will be released on November 1st after being delayed by three month dues to the shingles/neuralgia and I have signed a contract with Eternal...
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    Thanks Franny. My feet are doing a happy dance as...

    Thanks Franny. My feet are doing a happy dance as well at this recognition by my peers.
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    "Coasting" is a Finalist!

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    I have a grin from ear to ear.
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    Reviews, and how to get them.

    As writers, we all know the difficulties of getting reviews...too many books and too few reviewers.
    Shawn Howen has come up with a solution at Reviews R Us. He sets up teams of writers to do...
  18. A light at the end of the tunnel...or a train coming?

    The last two days have seen an improvement in my neuralgia and the pain in my left hand is now reduced to constant discomfort. As the medication is at the same level, this suggests the nerves are...
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    Frustration

    ​I have reached the maximum dosage of my current medication before the side effect become invasive and it has reduced my pain to manageable levels...if I don't type!
    A thousand ideas are swirling...
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    A small delay

    The hiccup with the editing forced a decision on me when the publication date drew near, putting pressure on both my editor and me. In the end I chose to delay the release of "The Sapphire Sea" until...
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    A small hiccup.

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    The assigned editor for this book folded her tent and departed in the night without completing the edits and we are starting again with the release date deadline of August 1st looming...
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    Another glimpse into reality at sea

    In the latter part of the last century there was a spate of ship disappearances on the route between Australia's north west and Europe. It triggered an industrial campaign called The Ships of Shame...
  23. Real life seagoing is still a mystery to most people

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    I remember reading Paul Gallico's original version of "The Poseidon Adventure" and being impressed by the lengths he went to in explaining why the ship turned over. It made his subsequent...
  24. Thread: Progress

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    Progress

    4013The initial mock-up of the cover art pleased me and confirmed my wife's opinion that I see the world only in shades of blue. Amanda Kelsey has done a great job. On another front, the edits and...
  25. The Sapphire Sea has set sail towards publication

    Eternal Press accepted "The Sapphire Sea". No release date yet.
    Although it is predominately the story of the final charter of an aging supply boat involved in the development of the offshore oil...
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