Wednesday 30 November 2011

After the Cornerstones competition

Well, the Cornerstones competition to find the best cover and blurb out of a selected 50 books published in 2011 closes today. Thanks to all my Twitter, Linkedin and email friends who voted, as well as everyone who surfed into my site by accident! It happens! Actually the thanks are for voting , whether for me, or for any of the other books, because the competition is about raising awareness, not winning glittering prizes (though they're always nice!).
I'll post the result on this blog as soon as Helen at Cornerstones announces it, as well as tweeting it and posting it on my FaceBook page.
On behalf of everyone at The Temporal Detective Agency.....thanks again.
Now read our adventure battling the Black Knight in A Leap of Faith available from

Sunday 20 November 2011

Cornerstones competition

Cornerstones, one of the leading literary consultancy and editorial companies have announced a competition for those books published in 2011, but not by the big six publishers. They have taken 50 titles and the competition is to decide which one has the cover and blurb most likely to attract a reader.
Amazingly, my book, A Leap of Faith, is one of those selected and if it's to win then all votes count and your email vote to Helen Corner at could tip the balance. The title with the most public votes will win the glittering prizes!
The cover is on my website as well as my publisher's  and the publisher blurb is as follows:
A Leap of Faith by Richard Hardie, 46S Publishing Ltd. Tertia, Unita and Marlene are looking for more interesting cases and better toilet facilities for the Temporal Detective Agency. Instead, they get stuck with flying statues, missing monuments and stolen diamonds, not to mention some of the most powerful knights from Camelot. The odds are stacked against them; maybe setting up a time-travelling detective agency wasn't such a good idea...
I'll happily forward links and details of the other books and authors to anyone who would like to see them.
Thanks in advance for your vote!!!