July 15, 2013


This little bird saved my life when I was about seven or eight years old. One like this, at least, because there is no photo of my actual helper. He also formed the basis of the first story I wrote, comparatively recently, in 2004 I think.
An Orange Breasted Sunbird intervened when a very large cobra struck at my face. He stabbed his beak into its eye. Both died, I lived. Thank you, bird.
The story is in Heavy & Light Tales, and is actually non fiction.
This image is by Derek Keats, and is used under Creative Commons licence.

July 1, 2013

Free e-books for July 2013

Get the books on my page at Smashwords

Lucky reader, you will find all 12 of my e-books are free, for the month of July 2013, with coupon code SW100 from Smashwords.com, in any digital format.
The books are listed on their site below the bio stuff here.
I have been very lazy, so should go right away and ensure all 12 e-books are listed on my 'Books' page on this blog.
Of those 12, 3 are presently available in print, Eland Dances, Sherlock Holmes Investigates; The Hampshire Expedition, and Heavy and Light Tales 2012. I am presently working on a print edition of Waking the Stones.
The print books are available from Amazon and Createspace.

June 24, 2013

June 2013

What has happened lately? Well, In 2012 I discovered that people like my Sherlock Holmes stuff much more than my novels and other stories. Perhaps because those who like the Great Detective actively search for writing about his exploits, while very few do the same for stuff written by Phil van Wulven.
During the first half of this year fewer and fewer have been sold on Amazon, while other ebook sites, reached through Smashwords, have shown an opposite trend.
I have three books available in print now, but all suffer from my lack of promotional skill and dedication.
Stone Song is now 'Waking the Stones' and can be got free from Smashwords with coupon codeDC88Q