Symi Dream

Living on a Greek island

A Greek island blog from Symi in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. "James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties..." Anne Zouroudi.

Symi Dream - Living on a Greek island

A bit personal

A bit personal

I wanted to share a couple of pieces of personal news with you today (and some photos from Rhodes last week). I am now officially retired – which makes me feel very old, although I am not. I had a private, company pension running when I was 100 years younger and now that I am over a certain age, I am able to do things with it. That’s what I’ve done, and yesterday, they started to pay me. It’s not a lot, but it does mean I can relax a little and spend more time on my books – sorry about that, but there will be more novels from me over the next few years, I hope.

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On which note… ‘The Eastling’ has started off well and has received a glowing review. (Thank you, Joan.)

“Brilliant. A great read from start to finish. I wanted to know how it ended but didn’t want to finish it. This is not my usual genre of books I read but like the other two in the series couldn’t have enjoyed it more. Congratulations James on another superb book. Thank you.

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No, thank you! And thanks also to anyone who has bought or downloaded a copy, or read it through Kindle Unlimited where it is available for ‘free’ – i.e. included in your KU package at no extra cost. The more reviews the better, as I am always saying, and here’s the link to the book if you want more details. The Eastling – James Collins.

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From there you can find my author page for Symi books and the rest, with links to each publication. I advise that you read ‘The Saddling’ first, and then ‘The Witchling’ if this, my only series, is new to you. That’s my news and begging letter (more reviews, more sales please). Oh, the other personal news is that thanks to the five long walks per week (only three miles but when half is uphill it feels longer), I’ve dropped nearly ten pounds and am aiming to get rid of another six by Christmas, so I can put it back on again during the festivities.

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