Like all artists wanting to be successful, and I am no different, our hugest stumbling block is getting stories and books on global platforms of notoriety. Press, radio, television and internet organisations across the globe are deluged by self-promoting writers, and the pile we may end up under, is like a mine shaft getting deeper all the time. We may have a publisher, and in my case, Words Matter Publishing are five-star however, it is up to me to get my book out there, take risks, enabling the possibility that the few who have fallen in love with Crach Ffinnant, will become many. I am now working closely with PR For Books who have many years experience. Together, and in partnership with WMP a three-month PR campaign is about to be launched live across the UK and beyond. So join me in raising a glass to Crach’o’Magic and Global Domination.
Some abstracts from PR Press Release
Crach Ffinnant – The Prophecy: Cinematic, Award-Winning Fantasy Novel Brings Wales’ “Forgotten Hero” Back to Life
Lazarus Carpenter’s ‘Crach Ffinnant – The Prophecy’ takes readers from 1375-1398, as they walk alongside Ffinnant himself; a dwarf, prophet and seer to Owain Glyndwr – the nation’s greatest hero. From magic and dragons to a unique fusion of fact and fiction, it’s no wonder Carpenter’s creation has recently won a coveted U.S. publishing deal. One critic wrote, “What an engaging and hypnotic tale, Crach Ffinnant a wonderful hero .. well-remembered!”
For those who love or live in Wales, Owain Glyndŵr (a Welsh ruler and the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales) is considered their most cherished hero. However, few if any people know the story of Crach Ffinnant, one of Glyndŵr’s closest prophets and seers.
However, writer Lazarus Carpenter is bringing Ffinnant out from under the rug of time, in ‘Crach Ffinnant – The Prophecy’. While inherently a fantasy novel, the book melds its story with a heavy dose of Welsh folklore.
“According to what we know, Crach Ffinnant did in fact live back in the middle ages,” explains the author.” His story is fascinating, takes readers on a journey through Wales at one of its most pivotal times, and even provides a deeper understanding of the life of Owain Glyndŵr. For anyone who is Welsh, or obsessed with Celtic folklore, the book and its upcoming series will make for powerful, compelling reading.”
Continuing, Things have got off to a great start. Words Matter Publishing, based in the United States, ran a competition last year – with a publishing deal as the prize. “Of course, I entered, but didn’t hold up high hopes due to the sheer number of authors I found myself competing with. Can you believe how gobsmacked I was when I discovered I’d won?! This, along with my fans calling for Hollywood to sit up and sharpen their pencils, makes me very excited.”
Reviews have been glowing. One Amazon customer comments, “This book reflects the time, effort and dedication put into it to bring the book to readers and that gives me such a warm feeling. I honestly am marking this Author, my new ‘to follow author.’ Not only does his heart and soul reflect in this book, but in a world where good books and fantastic reads are lost under piles of junk, this was honestly such a pleasure to find. An absolute treasure to have Crach Ffinnant in my library collection.”
Another adds, “Absolutely loved this book. My daughter really enjoyed it too. Can’t wait for the next one!”