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Milestone…..

Today marks a milestone for this blog. 300 posts. Yep, from the first post I made in June 2008 til now. Such a long time in the making but it has been entertaining sharing my thoughts, ideas, news and reviews.

300 may seem like a lot to some, but I am along way from being finished yet as I will continue to bring you the news and reviews of TV shows, films and books. And I may review places and business of interest.

If there is anything in particular you would like to see on my blog, give me a holla!

Thank you everyone for your support.

Cheers

 

Chris

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2010. That’s about 16 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 36 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 200 posts. There were 22 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 20th with 61 views. The most popular post that day was POEMS WITHOUT RHYME .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were digg.com, healthfitnesstherapy.com, facebook.com, iphone5g.net, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for bitch slap, quantum apocalypse review, quantum apocalypse, necrosis movie, and quantum apocalypse movie review.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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POEMS WITHOUT RHYME April 2010
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Bitch Slap – Movie Review January 2010

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….Welcome To Where Imagination Ends and Insanity Begins…. November 2008
252 comments

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Quantum Apocalypse – Movie Review January 2010

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The Beacon – Movie Review February 2010
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Interview with Jo Linsdell

Monday, August 31, 2009


Interview with C.A. Milson


What genre do you write and why?
Jo, right now I currently write horror. Now that was not the genre I just fell into from the beginning, as when I started experimenting with writing back in 1989, I wrote several genres, such as Sci-Fi, Thriller, and even a children’s book. It just so happened that the Horror genre was the one that fitted well for the time being.

Tell us a bit about your latest book.
My upcoming book is titled Bloodline Of Darkness. It is the second book in The Chosen series. It is the story of one man and the challenges he needs to overcome to fulfil an ancient prophecy. In book one titled Rise Of The Darkness, Alex Manning discovers what his purpose is in life, and the destiny he is ablogated to fulfil. However, that is anything but what he wants. Through a series of events, he manages to save the day, and win the girl… so to speak…. In Bloodline Of Darkness, it is set 10 years later, and all of his spiritual giftings are no more than a faded memory, and the dark forces that sought to destroy him have found a new doorway back into the world, and once again, he must face spiritual forces and stop them from committing genocide. Yet, in order to really know the nature of this force he will witness how it all began, and only by trying to save the past will he be able to save himself.

How did you research for this book?
I have always had a fascination for the unusual, and when I have down-time I tend to check out ghost stories and videos everywhere I can. Now we have all heard of ghost hauntings in one place or another, so basically try to image that, but on a wider scale 🙂

Where do you get your inspiration from?
My inspiration can come from any number of things. Sometimes I will get inspiration from dreams I have; Sometimes from places I see on my travels, or from little known urban legends, such as my short story, Ghosts Of Chapayevsk. Chapayevsk is a small town south of Samara, Russia, and going there is really like stepping into Silent Hill… Needless to say there are some urband legends of Chapayevsk, one of which I wrote about.

Who is your publisher and why did you choose them?
My publisher is Lulu.com. Lulu gave me the creative freedom to be able to market and publish my works the way I want. Without being bias, I do have to say that many publishers these days will expect the author to do alot (if not all) of the marketing and promotion themselves, and in return the author does not have the creative control over their work in often times. That is why I prefer Lulu. The creative process remains in my hands, and my works still get is the vast distribution channel through LS

What has been the hardest part of writing your novel and how did you over come it?
Honestly Jo, the hardest part of writing is finding the time. Now, people who do not know me will think that I am just a writer who may write books and promote them. But there is far much more to who I am than just writing. My day is filled with no less than 12 projects that need to be done at the same time. For instance, I am in talks with people to turn the first book into a game; There is the graphic novel coming out soon, which takes alot of involvement with the illustrator/script writer; There is the audiobook that is is pre-production, and screening voice talent…. And that is just the writing aspect of my life… Then I have my normal life, which is far more intense. For those who will know me from Facebook, I am an experimental film director, with 3 projects in pre-production. One is a travel video, another is an Indie Short based on how the world is seen through the eyes of an ordinary girl who is not so ordinary, and the third is a horror short that will be filmed in Zagorodny Park, Samara. And finally, as my background is in marketing, I am often called by businesses to put together a marketing plan or something else. Right now I work with 3 clients in the US and the UK, and add to this I will be the main speaker at a marketing seminar in Samara in late September, and I have been asked by a call center to train their staff, which could very well lead into training all of their staff throughout Europe. Yet, finding time to do all these things is not easy at the best of times, and although I like to delude myself into thinking I can do the impossible, I know that I cannot… Now some may say that I should put things in order of importance, and as great as that would be to do, all these things have the same level of importance as the other… But you know what Jo, I really would not have it any other way 🙂 … But the bottom line for me is, as good as these things are, nothing will take away from my writing. That is my first passion, and always will be. Will I find time to finish Bloodline? Absolutely! Bloodline will be released before you know it! 🙂

Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
People can find out more about me at: http://www.authorcamilson.com. I try to update my website every few days if something new is happening.

Anything else you’d like to add?
It was an absolute pleasure to be here today Jo. Thank you for taking the time to host me on your site. I had fun writing this 🙂

Избранный (The Chosen) – Paperback Out Now

We are pleased to officially announce that The Russian version of The Chosen in NOW available in paperback through Lulu.com and PublishingRoom.com!

ISBN: 978-1-4092-7884-9

Support independent publishing: buy this e-book on Lulu.

In addition to the Paperback, The Russian Language version is also available in these formats: HTML, MSWord, RTF, PDF

You can order the Digital Russian Version of The Chosen HERE by using Paypal, or chose one of the options listed below:

Libex: купля-продажа книг, букинистических и современных. Купить книги. Продать книги logo1 Support independent publishing: buy this e-book on Lulu.

Residents of Former USSR can also pay using Yandex Money to make payment for the E-Book.

(Номер счета: 41001342943029. Or email: authorcamilson@yandex.ru. Сумма к получению: 110 рублей)

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Radio Shows

For those who have been regular watchers on my site, as you know I have done a few Radio Spots Online in the past months.

The first Podcast was back in December 2008 on BlogTalkRadio with Kim Smith. I had a fantastic chat with Kim as we discussed my new release The Chosen. My live chat with Kim runs for approx 30 mins.

Also in December I was fortunate enough to catch up with Bev from Elemental Musings. My live chat with Bev runs for about an hour.

Both Podcasts are available for download by Emailing us at: authorcamilson@gmail.com with Podcast in the Subject Line, along with details of which show you are requesting. (IE: BlogTalkRadio or Elemental Musings)

Dont forget on March 12th, I will also be on Horror Addicts.net, with a special reading of a portion of The Chosen by A. Kovacs. The show by Horror Addicts FOR Horror Addicts. The best horror podcast on the web!

Lately I have noticed that there has been some who have asked me if I am available for public speaking engagements/readings. For those who have asked; I am available to give a lecture or reading of an excerpt of my books upon request. Please note that bookings are required at least a month in advance.

All requests for public engagements can be done by using the below web-form.

CONTACT

Spasibo!

C.A.Milson ~ Writer

Spring Offering

I would like to announce a Special Offer in time for Spring.

You can now SAVE $2.00USD OFF the purchase price of The Chosen by ordering the Digital Version.

Order NOW through the “Buy Now” links provided at the top right of this website.

Offer only available through THIS website.

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