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
News including book releases:
+ Each book is initially released as an ebook and then (in most cases) soon after as a paperback. Note that only the ebook can be pre-ordered.
Summer 2021: Puma Expedition (book 1 of the Wildlife Explorer Club trilogy)
+ 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.
Publication delayed until travel opens up again: 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.
Events: Apologies but due to covid legislation all previously announced events are cancelled. Unfortunately this includes the free maths tutoring that had been arranged in partnership with Bournemouth Central Library.
Books already published:
+ I’ve not published any fiction books yet but I’m 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. The reviews for these books are “patchy” and seem to reflect readers’ expectations rather than the quality of the books themselves: I suggest being sure they are what you want before purchasing.
+ 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.
+ I like longer sits of at least 1 week in places with nice nature and walking.
+ Email me on email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
+ 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.