Hinemura is blogging at…

Mu hard at work!

Starting a new blog “Mu’s Musings” at:

http://www.hinemuramusings.wordpress.com

Hinemura has hit the ground running with a series of interesting blogs with her own fantastic content and spot on insights, covering a wide range of topics. Check it out today!

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Festive Feedback on our Latest Releases

As we get closer to the craziness that is the festive season, we thought we would share some of the outstanding feedback that is rolling in about Hinemura Ellison and Ted Hughes’ novel “Sharks With Lipstick”.

“I couldn’t put it down! Deliciously derisive!” – Wellington City Council employee

“A cynical and humourous exploration of the human aspect of NZ Government
Departments’ operations. Sprinkled with te reo, excellent and acronyms highlighting the cynical nature of the story” – Helen Pollock, Teacher

“I loved this book, so much fun! the characters are so relateable and the humour woven throughout is so refreshing!” – Grace McGregor, Goodreads

“The attention to detail invokes so many images, you are right there! And some of the stories and dialogue are just classic!” – An un-named public servant
“How long until the next book? I can’t wait!” – Parliament employee
Keep sending in your feedback to the team, so we can pass it on to the authors.
The authors are working hard on the next installment and the next book in the series will be available later in the new year.
Mere Kirihimete and happy New Year from all of us here at the Bach Doctor Press, we wish you all a safe and happy festive season.
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Concealment – In Paperback Available Now!

They have arrived from the printers and are looking fantastic!

Get your own copy now for only $29.99 plus P&P of $7.50, be in quick before stocks run out!

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Our genes: will they be our hope or our undoing?

Three centuries from now humanity has made its last stand ­– a city high in the Swiss Alps, a place of safety and security from a deadly past. This is the reality of Nathanial Paquette’s life and it has been this way for the whole of his sheltered twenty-three years. But with a knock at the family’s apartment door everything changes. Now he must face an uncertain future and unexpected truth – he is genetically altered, and what really matters is what lies hidden within his blood.

Together with eleven others, Paquette finds not only does he have to navigate the competing agendas of the city’s ruling council and a corrupt man of science, but survive the rigorous training he and his fellow recruits find themselves faced with.

It’s a world where friendships are forged, enemies are made, and death awaits – ever wanting to become everyone’s new best friend.

Concealment – book one of a six part series which follows Nathanial and his fellow internees through a world of deception and lies. Where the dark underbelly of power and science meet, threatening at every turn.

 

 

Sharks With Lipstick – Paperback available now!

Get your orders in quick before the festive season madness!

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At only $24.99 plus p&p, it’s an absolute bargain for that holiday read or festive gift. Ideal also for your next book club read, where you can delve into the plot and pull those characters apart in more detail with your friends.

Be in quick before the first print run runs out as it is unlikely we can source more copies before the end of the year!

Either contact us on:

bachdoctorpress@gmail.com

or ring our friendly team on +64 223 063 859

or purchase through our website,

so you can enjoy the thrill of the chase in Hinemura Ellison & Ted Hughes’ first installment of the Trinity Trilogy – Sharks With Lipstick.

 

Sharks With Lipstick – Cover Design Approved!

Here is a teaser for our new book “Sharks With Lipstick” by Hinemura Ellison and Ted Hughes.

The first book in their Trinty Trilogy, which follows three friends, Sven, Clara & Freya’s chaotic misadventures in their professional and personal lives.

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The art work has been approved and we are pleased to showcase their design, with the book to be launched any moment!

Is this you…?

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In our ever increasingly busy chaotic world, where is your favourite ‘go to’ place to immerse yourself in an author’s work?

 

Interview – Hinemura Ellison

Nau mai haere mai and welcome to the Bach Doctor Press Hinemura, it is a pleasure to have you join our fabulous team, especially working on your latest project with Ted Hughes. How has that been?

Overall, I’ve really enjoyed the whole collaboration process. Don’t get me wrong, there have been many tantrums along the way – from both of us! But nothing that couldn’t be fixed with either a fresh pot of coffee or a cold bottle of bubbles.

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What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing?

Sticking to the story in hand and not getting distracted by other characters and plot lines, or being overwhelmed of course by so called real life. The creative process can be all consuming.

Did you ever think you would be unable to finish your first novel?

Of course, you put a lot of your heart and soul into a book, it becomes your baby and it matures and evolves as you flick through the pages. I am lucky I have a great co-writer who has the discipline and make up to diligently plan, prepare, and lay the story out and reveal the characters in a systematic, strategic, sensical way. While I just write, write and write some more and just let the creative juices flow.

Do your novels carry a message?

Yes, absolutely, to live a life worth living and as hard as it is, to not sweat the small things. Try to live in the now and do what makes your heart sing. Be true to yourself. Have lots of fun along the way, laugh a lot, love a lot and try not to take everything so god damn seriously, as you spend a longer time dead than living, so make the most of your time now.

Is there anything you are currently working on that may intrigue the interest of our readers?

Yes, we are now working on book two in the trilogy, each book is about one of the three friends and how they see the events unfolding through their lens, this one is about Sven, the next one is Clara and the third and final (for now!) is young Freya.

What makes this particular genre you are involved in so special?

It is great escapism for those of us who get caught up in the fragments of everyday life, being pulled one way and dragged another while juggling a thousand balls at the same time. Whether it be their career, or boring job they rock up to every day to pay the mortgage, the rent, the holidays, to family commitments, to keeping up with the Jones’s and the such like.

How important is research to you when writing a book?

Very important, to keep the story real you can’t skip on the research, whether it be researching the location, the culture, the particular period, the people.

Do all authors have to be grammar Nazis?

No, I am definitely not one of those, grammar is not my strongest forte, hence getting in our fabulous proof readers to polish it up.

If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?

Any of the adventurous Enid Blyton series, particularly the Famous Five or the Secret Seven or even one of those fabulous school story books set in a variety of British based boarding schools for tear away girls.

What works best for you: Typewriters, fountain pen, dictation, computer or longhand?

Oh the fountain pen, and typewriters now that’s a story in itself set back in a very faraway time, the days of mini skirts, typing pools, taking shorthand or dictation from some crusty, old randy boss who was always talking to your chest. I would have to say today’s digital age with computers makes everything so much easier, unless you have a dodgy second-hand computer like mine that keeps spitting the dummy every few days and just freezes.

When did it dawn upon you that you wanted to be a writer?

When I was as little as five, my first day at school, I was so ensconced in the journals we used to read on the mat, to collecting a different Enid Blyton book each birthday and Christmas, I was determined back then that writing was the way to go.

What inspires you to write?

Any excuse not to have to sit in an office, churning out meaningless emails and pages of waffle with big flash words, and vision statements and plans that very rarely get implemented. No seriously, I love my own company, and writing at home or exploring somewhere different and all the various places and people just trigger off all sorts of stories.

How often do you write?

Not enough, as I am not very disciplined and I know you must take it seriously where you see it as a full time eight hour a day job, but I am yet to get into that daily routine, but I am getting there.

What is your take on the importance of a good cover and title?

Very, very important. I am a visual person and I choose a book based on how pretty the cover is and the title, it must be something that grabs me – something I just MUST have.

Any advice you would like to give to your younger self?

Stick at it, keep going. If it feels so right, it must be the right path to be following, the right choice to make.

Writers are often believed to have a Muse, your thoughts on that?

Absolutely, my partner in crime, Ted. When we get together, or on the phone, we bounce ideas, characters and plots off each other all the time.

Thanks again for joining us and for your time today Hinemura, we wish you all the success for your upcoming release. Which is…

Oh, behave! Not long now to wait, we are just putting the final touches together now, the title coming in the next couple of days.

Aroha mai, we wait with baited breath, tēnā rawa atu koe, thank you very much for your time.