A Limey turned Kiwi

When I first began the blogs on Top Writers’ Block (TWB), I mentioned that its members were scattered around the world. Gary Weston is perhaps the member who is scattered the farthest as he lives in New Zealand. That is without talking about how scattered he is generally.

He is one of the most prolific writers I have had the pleasure of encountering via Skype. Not sure when he sleeps but then, maybe days are longer in New Zealand. I do believe that there is not a genre that he has not touched (with the exception of pornography). Sci-fi, romance, horror, mystery, intrigue and even a little racy comedy are all there in abundance. I am sure there is something for everyone and you will see he has gone a step farther by putting some of his works into audio format.

So without further ado, meet Gary Weston.

Hi. Gary Weston, here.
A big thank you to Suzy for letting me loose on her blog.


Craggy – One Flight Too Far

Well,  another ebook escapes!
Craggy: One Flight Too Far. Number 4 in the “Craggy” series. This one is a pre-release so it must be out on parole. These books are all about the characters. They could have easily been western, crime or anything else. But, sci-fi they are.

Freighter Pilot Dixon “Craggy” Cragg, starts out as a freighter pilot between Mars and Moon. Poor chap is only eighty four and the brass want him to take early retirement. Destiny has other ideas for Craggy. Loads of action, drama, pathos (whatever that is) laughs and a few tears.

As always, the book started from a single mental image. A very old astronaut. I saw David Jason in a space suit. Remember David? Only Fools And Horses? Del Boy? And Darling Buds of May, with Catherine Zeta Jones. HE is Craggy.

The original Only Fools and Horses line-up of ...

The original Only Fools and Horses line-up of (l-r) Grandad (Lennard Pearce), Del Boy (David Jason) and Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) lasted from 1981–1984. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/358701 to check Craggy out.

I never said as much in any of the stories, but I think Craggy has to be English. Too eccentric to be anything else. He is also in an audio book, in Last Flight For Craggy, on a little site called distribly.com with a few other audiobooks of mine.

https://www.distribly.com/product/1249 For the audiobooks

So! What else is new, Weston, I hear you say. It could well be a fluke, but odd things are going on at kobo.com with a couple of my ebooks. One Man’s Dream hit the giddy heights of #49 in the romance category. I think it is romantic, rather than romance, but what would I know? I’m just a bloke. It is a nice story for the ladies, set in New Zealand. Ebook and audiobook.

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/one-man-s-dream For Kobo ebook

Then, I finally get something into single figures and it isn’t even a freebie! Dusty Miller 3 is #5 in the fiction-ghost category, #15 in horror.

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/dusty-miller-3 For Kobo

And continuing the sci-fi theme, One Way To Mars 3 is #18 in the sci-fi category. The strange thing is, I never intended to write sci-fi, ever. Must be the booze sending me into outer space.

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/one-way-to-mars-3 For Kobo

Basically, all I’ve managed to do so far this year is write about fifteen novels, and several novellas and short stories and record ten audio books. Yeah, I know. I must be slowing down in my old age.

Bye for now, Gary Weston.

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