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Simon Says edition 004/February 2017

posted on: 14 February 2017

The February 2017 edition of Simon Says, my monthly readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Diplomatic Baggage available in all bookstores; Have you got all of the books in my free introductory library?; The Camera, coming soon; The Hero Fails; If not Amazon, then…; Jealousy and Envy; The Camera: chapter one.

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Simon Says edition 003/January 2017

posted on: 10 January 2017

The January 2017 edition of Simon Says, my monthly readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Writing Bag Man; Reasons to forgive Don Cheadle and Devil in a Blue Dress; Amazon Echo.

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Bag Man published

posted on: 13 December 2016

Bag Man, a new Leathan Wilkey novella is published today. It is available for free download from simoncann.com/bag

Take the bag. Give it to the nasty man. Bring back the kid.

Leathan Wilkey has been hired to make a ransom exchange.

He has the cash, a car, and a phone so the kidnappers can direct him to the location of the exchange for the seven-year-old boy. But it soon becomes clear that there are two groups demanding the ransom, and they can’t both have the kid.

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Simon Says edition 002/December 2016

posted on: 13 December 2016

The December 2016 edition of Simon Says, my monthly readers’ group communiqué, is out today.

In this month’s edition: Bag Man published; Simon Cann’s introductory library; Clementina available in all bookstores; The kernel of an idea; Goliath.

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Simon Says: readers' group communiqué

posted on: 8 November 2016

Today I’m launching my new monthly communiqué for members of my readers’ group: Simon Says. You can read the first edition here: simoncann.com/simon-says-001.

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Diplomatic Baggage published

posted on: 4 October 2016

Diplomatic Baggage is now available on Amazon. Follow this link to get the book: getBook.at/diplomatic.

Leathan Wilkey thinks he has been framed for murder by the victim’s father

Leathan Wilkey has been hired by a diplomat to find a nineteen-year-old.

“He’s the son of a friend—I’m doing a favor,” says the diplomat, who gives Leathan the teenager’s name and a photo and tells him where the kid usually hangs out.

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Diplomatic Baggage available for pre-order

posted on: 6 September 2016

Leathan Wilkey thinks he has been framed for murder by the victim’s father

Diplomatic Baggage by Simon Cann, the second book in the Leathan Wilkey series, is now available for pre-order from Amazon.

You can read more, including the first chapter, by heading over to Simon Cann dot com.

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Clementina blog tour

posted on: 25 July 2016

Over the next month I’ll be talking to some book bloggers about my new book, Clementina. Come along to find out more about the book, my writing, and the life of an author.

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Get Clementina for free

posted on: 25 July 2016

For the next five days (until Friday 29 July 2016) you can get Clementina, the first book in the Leathan Wilkey series, for free.

Yes, free.

Head over to Amazon and get your copy now.

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Clementina published

posted on: 14 June 2016

Leathan Wilkey has been hired to babysit Clementina, a seventeen-year-old whose rich daddy is going through a messy divorce and is over-compensating.

Leathan soon tires of her spending habits, her selfie obsession, and her social media preoccupation as his ward drags him from shop to boutique to jeweler.

But when Clementina snaps her fingers and her boyfriend doesn’t come running, something is up. He doesn’t appear because he’s been murdered.

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Long Lunch published

posted on: 29 September 2015

“Let’s have lunch tomorrow,” said the email, but when Montbretia arrived at her friend’s office he wasn’t there.

“When did he leave?” Montbretia asked the receptionist.

“Monday,” came the reply.

“No. I mean, when did he leave for lunch?”

“Monday,” repeated the receptionist. “He left at lunchtime on Monday.”

“But today’s Wednesday,” said Montbretia.

The receptionist’s face softened with a look of amusement as she tried to sympathize with Montbretia’s embarrassment. “A long lunch.”

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High Five published

posted on: 21 August 2015

Montbretia was there; she saw what happened. The pickpocket went down, but that wasn’t enough to stop Curtis’s fists from flying. And when she pulled Curtis away, the other guy just laid on the side of the street. Inert. Barely breathing.

Now the victim’s comrades—who have seen their friend grievously wounded and have lost their source of income—want to talk with Curtis. But the only person they can find is Montbretia, and they aren’t sure whether she’s telling the truth when she says she doesn’t know where Curtis has gone.

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Tattoo Your Name on My Heart published

posted on: 1 November 2014

Boniface thought he was dealing with an internet hate campaign.

But when his client’s wife disappears, Boniface goes looking and finds small-time crooks after money and glamor, an angry son wanting to get even with the parent who he believes abandoned him, and poverty-stricken musicians whose fame was only ever in their dreams.

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How to Make a Noise: a few changes

posted on: 1 September 2014

How to Make a Noise: a Comprehensive Guide to Synthesizer Programming was written ten years ago and first made available as a free download in early 2005.

The download was accessed by inputting an email address—the download link would then be emailed to the reader. The free book was accompanied by a set of patches to illustrate the points covered in the book. The patches were available separately for a cost.

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Pollute the Poor published

posted on: 1 September 2014

The first Boniface knows about the dead body in the next room is when he is arrested for murder.

He knows he has been set up—and that somebody is trying to destroy him—but Boniface doesn’t know who has set him up, or why. As he strips back the layers he is left with only one conclusion: he must neutralize the threat, permanently.

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Book giveaway: The Murder of Henry VIII

posted on: 15 July 2014

10 books, 10 days…

If you want to get The Murder of Henry VIII, for free, there are 10 signed paperback copies available for the next ten days. For more details, head over to Goodreads before 24 July 2014.

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The Murder of Henry VIII published

posted on: 1 July 2014

As Boniface said when he took the job, how hard can it be to handle the press and publicity for the launch of a book about England’s most famous Tudor monarch?

But when the author is murdered, Boniface realizes the job demands more than he expected. And when the man he is talking with is shot, Boniface runs.

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How to Make a Noise: Three New Books Published

posted on: 1 November 2011

Three new books in the How to Make a Noise series have just been published. Check out the video for details.

The key factor when creating sounds with synthesizers is choosing the right tool for the job and then using that tool properly. These three new books each focus on different approaches to synthesizer sound creation so the musician can choose the right tool for the job.

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Z3TA+2 update for Cakewalk Synthesizers: from Presets to Power User, second edition

posted on: 18 October 2011

Since the publication of Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User, second edition, Z3TA+ has undergone a major upgrade becoming Z3TA+2.

Z3TA+2 is a significant and worthy update to an old favorite and an update to the book is now available, detailing the changes introduced by the new synthesizer.

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Jumpstart Your Music Career published

posted on: 3 September 2011

Jumpstart Your Music Career is now available. Check out this video for details.

Jumpstart Your Music Career is for every musician who wants to earn a living—and to sustain a long-term career—making music. It offers the musician a path to proactively manage and develop their own career, by focusing on:

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