Sunday, January 17, 2016

In anticipation of the release of the paperback of The Long Road Home, a giveaway has been organised on Goodreads! Check out the details below, and good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Long Road Home by R.M. Allinson

The Long Road Home

by R.M. Allinson

Giveaway ends March 25, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Long Road Home

I'm such a bad blogger.

The Long Road Home is out in the wide world! (And has been for over two weeks, oops.)

You can see it here:

The paperback should be available within the next month.

I'm pretty excited about this, and have been happy with the reception so far. It hasn't got any reviews yet on Amazon though, so if you're reading this and enjoyed the book, I would be ever so grateful if you took the time to leave one!

Happy times.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

It's coming! Finally! (The Long Road Home)

At long last, release date is in sight! :)

I'm sorry that it's taken so long, but I'm very happy to announce that the manuscript is finished and off with the editors.

It will be published as soon as I get it back and fix whatever mistakes I've undoubtedly over-looked.

Stay tuned :)

ETA: (24th August). Hi guys, I haven't forgotten you. The book is still with the final editor, I'm told I will be getting it back soon. Very soon, I hope!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Delayed: The Long Road Home

Unfortunately I've had to make the hard decision to cancel the pre-order of The Long Road Home.

I really appreciate everyone who supported me by pre-ordering a copy, and I'm really disappointed that I have let you down.

The simple reason is that it's not ready; not to my satisfaction.

The good news part of this is that the book has turned out to be almost twice as long as I'd envisaged it, and is actually a novel now and not a novella! I had originally planned for this book to be a similar length to The Last Day on Earth, but it seems my characters had other ideas.
Seeing as the main complaint I received about the first book was that it was too short, this will hopefully be good news to you!

The other good-ish news is that the book is pretty much done. Having the deadline of the pre-order gave me the kick in the pants that I needed to finish the story, but it's just not quite polished enough yet to expect people to actually part with their hard earned money with and that's why I've made this decision.

So yes, the pre-order is cancelled, and if you did pre-order (thank you!) you will no doubt be receiving an email from Amazon soon letting you know. The book will be out soon though, just not on the 19th. I don't have an exact date for you at the moment, but it will be before the end of the month.

Apologies again,

R.M. Allinson

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Announcement: The Long Road Home

Finally, some news!

I'm pretty darn excited to announce the official release of the next book in The Last Days series: The Long Road Home.

Now, The Long Road Home isn't a sequel as such, but a parallel novel to The Last Day on Earth. In this book we'll be following Claire (Lucy's older sister) and her husband Tom's stories.

Very excited :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It's all your fault

This is the reason I haven't been able to get much writing done this week:

Can't even use my trusty Neo...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014, everyone! I hope this year treats you well :-)

The last six months or so have gone by in a bit of a fast-paced blur.

I quit my job as a technical writer in Canada in September and moved back home to Australia in October via a nice little holiday in Hawaii (what? it was on the way...)

It's been great being home and seeing everyone again, although it was hard to leave all my friends and family in Canada.

I have been busy scribbling away, and hopefully have something new ready to go soon. In the meantime, we've been busy establishing ourselves back in Melbourne.

 I really do hate house-hunting...