Friday, 28 August 2015

Yup its there

Anyone wanting an audio versions of Sea Skimmer - search on 'Sea Skimmer' or 'jeram-croft' in the ITunes store or use this link to go to the  Amazon Audible site here:  Amazon Audible

Monday, 17 August 2015

Hear we go

Not a misspelt title as my first audio book was finished today and should be available on: Audible, Amazon and ITunes in a few days time.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Been busy

Not been blogging for a while as I've been concentrating on finishing my novel 'Sea Skimmer' as an audio book.  I narrated the final chapter yesterday.  The publishing company, Silverton Audio, hope to have it out by next week.  It will be interesting to see what sales are like.  There could be a good chance that I'll be sat in front of a microphone for some time to come if they are, as there are only another nine to go!! However, I was told the other day that I need a new hip and that will keep me immobile for quite a while so at least I'll have something to do - as well as writing my book about the Lynx helicopter and the new Jon Hunt novel as well.  Who said retirement was boring??

Talking of the Lynx - I was hosted by the Lynx Squadron (815) at Yeovilton the other day as they are keen to help me out with the book.  It was like going through a time warp.  I even recognised the Uckers board in the crewroom (Uckers = a navalised version of Ludo) and one of the guys still serving flew with me back in the eighties.  One plan is to launch the book at the same time as the aircraft is de-commissioned in a years time.  As I was one of the people who commissioned 815 back in 1981 it will be a full circle.

Friday, 10 July 2015

You heard it here first

Some time ago I mentioned that an American company had offered to take on 'Sea Skimmer' as an audio book.  I agreed not the least to see what sort of sales it could generate with a view to maybe doing the whole series.  It took much longer than anticipated and was conclusive proof of the adage 'that England and America are two nations separated by a common language'.  Unfortunately there were just too many corrections to make to make it viable - it really needs an English narrator.  So guess who will be doing that then? - still at least I won't get bored any time soon.

Good old Ebay and my office is pretty well sound proof with the windows shut so that means weeks and weeks of hot weather!!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Today I have been mostly.........

Flying one of these:

Actually its a microlite although it flies like a 'real' aeroplane.  I'm trying to recover my old civilian flying licence as I was amazed to find that although I got it in 1974 - they are issued for life and all I need is a refresher to reactivate it.  A certain chum (Bernfeld) mentioned these and so I trotted down to the airfield at Dunkeswell today and had a quick half hour in one.  I haven't flown a fixed wing aircraft since 1979 although I have just a few helicopter hours since then.  The instructor told me I could land it  - and I 'm still alive.  Spooky. 
So for the cost of a second hand car and the maintenance of a second hand car - I can buy a second hand aeroplane.  Hmmmmmmmmmm.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Nautilus is now availble - - ta dah!!

Last time it was dancing girls and a marching band and before that it was fireworks, so for this launch its this lot:

Thursday, 11 June 2015