I like to focus on my writing. So, my (this) website is very simple. I spend minutes a year on my website so that my writing (and promotional tours) can be as professional as possible! If you have any questions (or wish to join my inner circle of pre-publication readers) you are welcome to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org but it can take a while for me to reply as I can go a few days (or even weeks sometimes) without checking my inbox.
I write fiction and nonfiction.
+ “Follow” me on Amazon for book news and releases. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duncan-James/e/B00U0O1NOI (UK) https://www.amazon.com/author/drduncanjames (US) https://www.amazon.de/Duncan-James/e/B00U0O1NOI (Germany)
+ “Subscribe” to my YouTube channel for book and other news and content. https://www.youtube.com/drduncanjames
Father Christmas Kidnapped!
+ This is a “cut and play” cooperative story boardgame for all ages 8+.
+ Get the pdf version for £1 by backing my Kickstarter that is running through September https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drduncanjames/father-christmas-kidnapped
+ Get the book version for £4.99 €5,99 $7.99 or $9.99 CAD or ¥999 from Amazon (vat added in some countries) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1654393401 (UK) https://www.amazon.de/dp/1654393401 (Germany) https://www.amazon.fr/dp/1654393401 (France) https://www.amazon.es/dp/1654393401 (Spain) https://www.amazon.it/dp/1654393401 (Italy) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1654393401 (US) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1654393401 (Canada) https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/1654393401 (Japan)
Up-and-coming book releases:
+ Each is initially released as an ebook and then soon after as a paperback. Note that only the ebook can be pre-ordered.
January 2021: Nature Travel Guide to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos
+ Incredible national parks give the opportunity for close views of wild Asian Elephant, monkeys and many other mammals and birds. On my 5 month trip I found cheaper travel options to make a wildlife vacation possible on a tight budget.
Summer 2021: Puma Expedition (Book 1 of the Wildlife Explorer Club series)
+ Incredible wildlife sightings, poachers, kidnapping, desperate chases and a fight for survival in the desert of the Andes Mountains at over 4,000m!
Summer 2021: Wheelbarrow Yoga (a feel-good story)
+ Penny’s passion is to teach and inspire her yoga students. Then one day the bank sets a seemingly impossible deadline and it becomes the turn of her students to help and inspire her.
Summer 2021: The Library Service (working title)
+ An elite government agency is staffed by librarians who race against the clock on a regular basis to save the world. They also like to find time to squeeze in some sightseeing along the way.
Books already published:
+ I’ve not published any fiction books yet but at the time of writing this I’m already in the final editing stages with five books and have more in development. The production line is flowing and I hope to be publishing a new fiction book every three months or so from summer 2021.
+ The Nature Travel Guide series includes books about Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Tasmania, Britain, Scandinavia, Estonia, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece.
+ Improve Your Maths Grade in 2 Hours will do just that. Read the book and work with over 100 complementary maths videos on YouTube. Learn my top tips from years of working as an often fully booked maths tutor. (Students on a tight budget can simply use the video playlist on YouTube for free.)
+ The Partner Dance Handbook book combines with over 50 dance videos on YouTube to make a way for complete beginners to learn waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, rumba, salsa and cha cha. (You can also simply watch my YouTube learn to dance videos for free.)
+ Father Christmas Kidnapped! is a “cut and play” cooperative story boardgame for all ages 8+.
Top picks from my YouTube channel:
Learn Complete Beginners Waltz in 35 Minutes!
Learn Complete Beginners Foxtrot in 27 Minutes!
Marmot Watch (narrated by one of my travelling companions, Mouse1)
Wildlife of the Cantabrian Mountains in Spain (vlog)
Positive reviews really help me:
How to give me a five star review for one of my books on Amazon:
+ Go to the page on Amazon describing my book; perhaps search for it or look on my Amazon page as linked above.
+ Go to the review section at the bottom and look for “Review this product” and/or “Share your thoughts with other customers”.
+ Click on “Write a customer review”.
+ Leave me a nice review! Thanks!
How to give me a good review on YouTube:
+ Subscribe to my channel (YouTube loves this).
+ Click on the “thumbs up button” to “like” a video (YouTube also loves this).
+ Leave a nice comment on a video (YouTube is a big fan of this too).
I do housesitting so I can have writing retreats between regular trips to research new travel guides.
+ £5 a day charge to cover costs.
+ I like longer sits of at least 1 week in places with nice nature and walking.
+ Email me (see below) if you are interested in having a “writer in residence” while you are away!
+ I have a profile page on Trusted Housesitters https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/house-and-pet-sitters/united-kingdom/england/new-milton/l/1191643/
+ If you want to join Trusted Housesitters (as a houseowner or as a sitter) use this link for 25% off https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/refer/RAF274299/
Free copies of my ebooks if you have Amazon Prime.
+ Search on the Amazon homepage (the one for your country) for “Prime Reading”.
+ It seems to vary which of my books are on there. When I last checked none of them were!
My email address is email@example.com
+ I enjoy hearing your thoughts about my books.
+ If you write a simple text email without a link nor attachments then my experience is that it has a good chance of getting through my spam filter.
+ I treat email like physical letters used to be in the olden days: So a typical reply time is a few weeks as I tend to occasionally have a letter writing session when I can set aside the time to give the letters the attention they deserve.